CNN, Univision announce moderators for next debate

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For the 11th Democratic Debate, CNN anchors Jake Tapper and Dana Bash will moderate alongside Univision’s Jorge Ramos.

The debate, scheduled for March 15, 2020 in Arizona, will air a few days before the state’s primary.

The debate will air on CNN, CNN en Español, CNN International and Univision as well as the associated streaming, mobile and OTT platforms. Audio only feeds will be carried by Amazon Echo, SiriusXM and Westwood One Radio Network.

Following Super Tuesday voting March 3, the field of candidates narrowed even more significantly, with Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard the only candidates still in the race as of March 6.

Gabbard, however, has not met published requirements to participate in a debate this year and appears unlikely to do so, though she did appear in some 2019 debates.

The Democratic National Committee has planned for a total of 12 debates during primary season, so assuming that schedule is still followed, there is just one remaining after March 15.

When the debates first started in 2019, a crowded field of candidates required many of them to be split up across two nights.

However, with the race down to only three candidates (one of whom may not meet requirements to participate), the debates have the opportunity to become much more focused and give each candidate more time to speak.