Dec 12, 2019 - Politics & Policy
DNC announces next four Democratic debates
The Democratic National Committee announced on Thursday the hosts of the next four presidential debates in the first four primary and caucus states.
Why it matters: This will be the first time Apple News will co-host a presidential debate.
- Jan. 14: CNN will co-host the 7th Democratic debate with the Des Moines Register at Drake University.
- Feb. 7: ABC will co-host the 8th Democratic debate in partnership with WMUR-TV (the local ABC affiliate serving New Hampshire) and Apple News at St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.
- Feb. 19: NBC News will co-host the 9th Democratic debate in Las Vegas with the Nevada Independent, a nonpartisan, nonprofit news and opinion website founded in 2017.
- Feb. 25: CBS News will co-host the 10th Democratic debate with the Congressional Black Caucus Institute and in partnership with Twitter in Charleston, South Carolina at Gaillard Center.
What's next: The next Democratic debate will be held on Dec. 19 at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, per Politico, which will host alongside PBS NewsHour.
Our thought bubble: It's worth noting that while Apple News and Twitter are featured as debate co-hosts, Facebook is noticeably absent after co-hosting debates in 2012 and 2016.
Go deeper: Who has qualified for the December Democratic debate