Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff to Moderate February Democratic Debate

The first all-female Democratic debate moderating panel.

The Democratic debates will get their first all-female moderating panel of the season when Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff take to the debate stage on Feb. 11 in Milwaukee at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

The debate, which follows the Iowa Caucus and New Hampshire primary, will start at 9 p.m. ET on PBS and will also be available as a livestream on It will be produced by PBS NewsHour, along with partners Milwaukee Public Television and WUWM 89.7 FM.

“In service to the American people, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will bring to bear the trademark intelligence, balance, and gravitas of one of the nation’s most trusted and respected news operations as they elicit candidates’ views on issues facing the nation,” said WETA president and CEO Sharon Percy Rockefeller in a release. “We look forward to an illuminating, engaging debate that will enrich the national political dialogue and reflect PBS NewsHour’s fundamental mission to inform and educate the public.”