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Who is Kristen Welker, moderator of the final US Presidential Debate?

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Meet Kristen Welker who moderated the last US Presidential Debate of 2020.

Who is Kristen Welker, moderator of the final US Presidential Debate?
The second and final US Presidential debate was held today, an intense but a much less chaotic version compared to the first one, thanks in part to a mic-mute feature that was introduced but definitely also because of the deft handling of moderator Kristen Welker.
Welker, who works as a White House correspondent for NBC News and also co-anchors Weekend Today, won praise from experts as well as on social media for asking tough questions of both candidates while not becoming too interrogative.
Here's a quick profile.
Welker grew up in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and graduated from Harvard University in 1998. As a student Welker interned with the Today Show. The 44 year old American started as a reporter and weekend anchor at NBC’s station in Philadelphia, and later in 2010 became a correspondent at the West Coast headquarters of NBC News. Since 2011, Welker has been a White House correspondent for the network. In January this year, the journalist was also named co-anchor of Weekend Today.
Additionally, she’s the second Black woman to moderate a Presidential Debate after Carole Simpson in 1992.

The Commission on Presidential Debates had announced six major topics for the final round of debate between Trump and Biden. These include: Fighting Covid-19, American families, Race in America, Climate change, National security and leadership.

This platform has been a milestone in Welker's career. According to NBC News President, Noah Oppenheim, “Kristen represents the best of NBC News and of journalism generally. She’s fair, she’s deeply prepared, she’s well-versed in the issues and she’s going to do a great job.”
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