Elaine Quijano who?
The nonpartisan Commission on Presidential Debates has announced moderators of the four upcoming showdowns, with Quijano perhaps the least well-known journalist among them. She’ll be the first Asian-American debate moderator.
Who is she?
An American of Filipino descent who grew up in Chicago suburbs, Quijano, 41, worked at CNN for nine years, ending in December 2009, and became
a news correspondent with CBS News in January 2010.
She reports for “CBS This Morning,” “The CBS Evening News” and “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The list of moderators announced Friday:
- First presidential debate:
Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Monday, September 26, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
- Vice presidential debate:
Elaine Quijano, Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News
Tuesday, October 4, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
- Second presidential debate (town meeting):
Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of “This Week,” ABC
Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
Sunday, October 9, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
- Third presidential debate:
Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday
Wednesday, October 19, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
Other coverage and commentary:
⚡️ “CBS’s Elaine Quijano makes history as first Asian-American debate moderator”https://t.co/PAI2YTV1l5
— April ?? (@ReignOfApril) September 2, 2016
— Isaac Lee (@isaacleep) September 2, 2016
— TVNewser (@tvnewser) September 2, 2016
I am so, so, excited for @Elaine_Quijano, who is moderating the VP debate. She is great, give her a follow.
— Sopan Deb (@SopanDeb) September 2, 2016
— Mosheh Oinounou (@Mosheh) September 2, 2016
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