NBC Journalist Kristen Welker Praised For Handling Of Final Presidential Debate
The former intern became the second Black woman to moderate a presidential debate alone.
October 23, 2020 at 1:27 pm
NBC anchor Kristen Welker was awarded with a mostly favorable response from the public after she moderated the third 2020 presidential debate on Thursday between President Donald Trump and former vice president Joe Biden. Many viewers credited Welker for maintaining order in the debate, which was much more tame than the first presidential debate of the year last month.
The general consensus concluded that the moderator was unbiased, pressing both candidates on key concerns about their campaign and making sure they stay on topic while answering questions.
The former intern, who worked her way up the ranks to become the co-anchor of Weekend Today, became the second Black woman to moderate a presidential debate alone, BBC reported.
#Reminder: Only two black women have ever hosted a general election presidential debate.
Carol Simpson (1992) and Kristen Welker (2020). Wild to believe that there's a whole generation of voters (millennial and Gen-Z) who weren't alive during the 92' town hall. #debates
— Beatrice-Elizabeth Peterson (@MissBeaE) October 23, 2020