Maria Bartiromo, Neil Cavuto to Moderate GOP Debate on FBN

By Chris Ariens 

Fox Business Network’s Maria Bartiromo and Neil Cavuto along with WSJ’s Editor-in-Chief Gerard Baker have been selected to host FBN’s first-ever GOP debate Nov. 10 from the Milwaukee Theater. Like previous GOP debates, because of the number of candidates, there will also be an earlier debate which will be moderated by Trish Regan, Sandra Smith and WSJ’s Gerald Seib. The first debate will run 90 minutes and begin at 6 p.m. ET. Lou Dobbs will host a 90-minute edition of his show from Milwaukee at 7:30 p.m. ET, followed by the 2-hour main event debate at 9 p.m. ET.

Much like CNBC’s GOP debate tomorrow night, the FBN debates will focus on jobs, taxes, and the general health of the economy, as well as domestic and international policy issues. While this FBN’s first-ever primary debate, it’s not the first for Bartiromo who was moderator of the 2012 CNBC debate.

To participate in the main FBN debate, candidates must score 2.5 percent or higher in an average of the four most recent national polls conducted through November 4th. Remaining candidates below 2.5 percent and hitting at least 1 percent in one of the four most recent national polls will be invited to participate in the 6 p.m. debate.

FBN programming continues into the night with a special edition of Neil Cavuto‘s show at 11 p.m. and John Stossel hosting his show at Midnight ET.