What You Need To Know About The VP Debate Moderator

At tonight’s vice presidential debate, viewers will be introduced to candidates Mike Pence and Tim Kaine as they take the stage for the first and only time before the general election. They will also get to know moderator Elaine Quijano, who is just about to make two major milestones. The CBSN daytime anchor, who is of Filipino descent, becomes the first Asian-American as well as the first digital network correspondent to moderate a national debate. And at 42, she’s also the youngest journalist to preside over a VP debate since Judy Woodruff moderated in 1988 at 41 years old. As if her experience wasn’t impressive enough, she can now add this landmark event to her resume.