Everything You Need to Know About CNBC’s Republican Debate Moderators

Republican Debate Moderators 2015

The third Republican presidential debate is on Wednesday, October 28, at the University of Colorado in Boulder. The main debate, involving 10 candidates, will be broadcast from 8 to 10 p.m. Eastern Time on CNBC. Candidates who did not qualify for the prime time debate because of their standing in the polls will participate in a 6 p.m. debate. The forum, billed as “The Republican Presidential Debate: Your Money, Your Vote,” will focus on jobs and the economy. The “kid’s table” pre-show debate will feature Rick Santorum, Bobby Jindal, Lindsey Graham, and George Pataki. The candidates in the main debate are Donald Trump, Ben Carson, Marco Rubio, Jeb Bush, Carly Fiorina, Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Rand Paul. The moderators are CNBC’s Carl Quintanilla, Becky Quick and John Harwood. But who are these moderators, and what about them do we need to know? Find out here.


Becky Quick

Becky Quick modetator

– Becky Quick anchors On the Money, in addition to serving as co-anchor of Squawk Box.

– She has been at CNBC since 2001.

– Before joining the network, Quick covered a variety of beats during her seven years at The Wall Street Journal.

– Quick graduated from Rutgers University in 1993 with a BA in Political Science, and was editor-in-chief of The Daily Targum.

– As an undergraduate, Quick was awarded the Times Mirror Fellowship from the Journalism Resources Institute at Rutgers.

– Prior to her employment at CNBC, she covered retail and e-commerce industry topics for The Wall Street Journal, and helped launch the paper’s website in April 1996. Quick served as the site’s International News Editor, overseeing foreign affairs coverage.



Carl Quintanilla

Carl Quintanilla cnbc moderator

– Carl Quintanilla won an Emmy Award in 2005 for his coverage of Hurricane Katrina for NBC. Quintanilla reported on the hurricane from New Orleans for several weeks.

– He spent six years as a Wall Street Journal reporter before joining CNBC in 1999.

– Previously, he was an anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Squawk Box, and Squawk Alley. 

– He is currently serving as anchor of the Sunday edition of Today and NBC Nightly News


John Harwood

John Harwood Republican debate

– In addition to being the network’s chief Washington correspondent, Harwood also hosts CNBC Digital’s video series Speakeasy with John Harwood and writes about political issues for The New York Times.

– Before moving to CNBC, Harwood was the political editor and chief political correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.

– Harwood has been with CNBC since 2006.

– He writes a weekly column entitled “The Caucus” that appears on Monday about Washington politics and policy.

– A 1978 magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Harwood has also served as a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.


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