NBCNews.com and WashingtonPost.com have announced the moderators for the fifth Democratic primary debate of the 2020 election cycle, and they’re all women!
MSNBC and The Washington Post will host this debate, which will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 9 p.m. ET and sanctioned by the Democratic National Committee. MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Andrea Mitchell, NBC’s Kristen Welker and The Washington Post’s Ashley Parker will moderate the two-hour, prime-time live event from Georgia.
Specific city, venue and format are TBA.
Next month’s MSNBC-Washington Post debate will also be shorter than the three-hour October debate on CNN—it’s scheduled to air between 9 and 11 p.m. ET on MSNBC.
According to NBC News, the debate will likely feature a smaller lineup of candidates than the dozen who qualified for October’s debate in Ohio—only eight candidates have qualified for the debate stage so far: Former Vice President Joe Biden, New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, California Sen. Kamala Harris, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, businessman Tom Steyer, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and entrepreneur Andrew Yang.
Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar has qualified in three of four necessary polls, former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke in two and Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard in one.