Democratic Primary Debate Schedule Announced

Univision hosts for the first time.

The Democratic National Committee announced today the schedule for the Democratic presidential primary debates.

The first debate goes to CNN, who will host the Democratic candidates in Nevada on Oct. 13. A CNN anchor will moderate, although the network has not yet provided specifics on who that anchor will be or the exact location of the debate.

The remaining five debates will take place throughout the fall and winter, as follows:

  • Nov. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa, hosted by CBS, KCCI and the Des Moines Register
  • Dec. 19 in Manchester, N.H., hosted by ABC and WMUR
  • Jan. 17 in Charleston, S.C., hosted by NBC and theCongressional Black Caucus Institute
  • A February or March debate in Miami, Fla., hosted by Univision and the Washington Post
  • A February or March debate in Wisconsin, hosted by PBS

This will mark the first time Univision will be part of the DNC debates. Its partnership with the Washington Post for the debate is a continuation of a collaboration between the paper and the network around the 2016 presidential elections that includes joint reporting and polling projects, as well a Republican forum in March co-hosted by the two organizations.