PBS NewsHour Co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to Moderate Final DNC Debate

The Democratic National Committee on Thursday announced that PBS NewsHour will host the final Democratic debate in February or March of 2016. The debate will be moderated by NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and will take place in Wisconsin.

A statement from PBS NewsHour executive producer and WETA SVP Sara Just:

“As the nightly news broadcast on the nation’s public broadcasting system, the PBS NewsHour is a natural place for candidates vying for the American presidency to debate on the most important issues facing our country. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff are two of the best and most experienced journalists in the business; together they have covered some 15 presidential elections. Combined with the NewsHour’s deep bench of political reporters and producers, we are confident this will be a fascinating debate. More details to come soon!”

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