(CNN) – Candy Crowley, CNN's chief political correspondent and host of "State of the Union," will be the first woman in 20 years to moderate a presidential debate, the bipartisan Commission on Presidential Debates announced Monday.
CNN's Crowley first woman in two decades to moderate presidential debate
Crowley will host the second debate between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney on October 16 in Hempsted, New York, at Hoftsra University.
The last woman to moderate a presidential debate was Carole Simpson in 1992. Barbara Walters also hosted two presidential debates, in 1976 and 1984.