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Presidential debate moderators chosen, including NBC's Lester Holt

Three presidential debates and a vice presidential debate have been announced, along with the moderators for each.
NBC's Lester Holt, ABC's Martha Raddatz, CNN's Anderson Cooper and Fox News's Chris Wallace

WASHINGTON (NBC) - NBC News' Lester Holt will be the moderator of the first of three presidential debates taking place in the final weeks of a high-stakes presidential election.

The Commission on Presidential Debates released the moderators Friday, setting in place the final details of the presidential debates and one vice presidential debate.

In less than one month, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will spar in their first face-to-face setting.

Per the press release:

First presidential debate:

Lester Holt, Anchor, NBC Nightly News
Monday, September 26, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
This debate will have six sections of 15 minutes each on topics chosen by the moderators.

Vice presidential debate:

Elaine Quijano, Anchor, CBSN and Correspondent, CBS News
Tuesday, October 4, Longwood University, Farmville, VA
This debate will consist of nine sections of ten minutes ueach.

Second presidential debate:

Martha Raddatz, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and Co-Anchor of "This Week," ABC and Anderson Cooper, Anchor, CNN
Sunday, October 9, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO
This debate will be town-hall style (think chairs and not podiums). Members of the audience will be able to ask questions

Third presidential debate:

Chris Wallace, Anchor, Fox News Sunday
Wednesday, October 19, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV
This will be the same as the first presidential debate