Presidential Debate Moderators Include Candy Crowley, the First Female Moderator in 20 Years

Now that everybody in the race for the White House has a running mate — Republican hopeful Mitt Romney tapped James Stenbeck’s son Paul Ryan as his would-be veep — it’s time to look ahead to the always-entertaining televised debates. And among this election cycle’s moderators is the first woman to lob questions at presidential candidates since 1992.

As announced on Monday by the non-partisan Commission on Presidential Debates, CNN’s Candy Crowley will guide a town hall-style presidential debate on Oct. 16, at Hofstra Universirty.

Prior to that, PBS’ Jim Lehrer will kick off debate season on Oct. 3, with a presidential face-off at the University of Denver. A third debate between the men who are/would be POTUS will be moderated by CBS News’ Bob Schieffer on Oct. 22, at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla.

One vice presidential debate is scheduled, for Oct. 11 at Centre College in Danville, Ky. ABC News’ Martha Raddatz will oversee that discussion.