Who Are the Moderators of the Eighth Democratic Debate? Stephanopoulos, Muir, Davis, Sexton and Hernandez in New Hampshire

The eight Democratic debate of the 2020 election cycle is slated to take place Friday night in New Hampshire with seven presidential candidates fielding questions from voters posed by five moderators: ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, David Muir of World News Tonight, ABC News correspondent Linsey Davis, WMUR Political Director Adam Sexton and WMUR anchor Monica Hernandez.

After missing the thresholds set by the Democratic National Committee for January's debate in Iowa, entrepreneur Andrew Yang will return to the stage in New Hampshire. Joining him will be former Vice President Joe Biden, Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and billionaire Tom Steyer.

ABC News is expected to air the debate live from St. Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire, beginning at 8 p.m. EST. Streaming options are also expected to be available on ABC's apps, its website and the YouTube ABC News channel. Roku, AppleTV and Amazon Fire TV are also slated to broadcast the debate. ABC, WMUR, and Apple News are slated to co-host the event.

Here is some information about the moderators for the New Hampshire debate, which takes place five days before the state's presidential primary, which is the first scheduled primary of the year.

George Stephanopoulos

Stephanopoulos anchors both ABC's long-running program Good Morning America and the Sunday morning news show This Week. Before beginning his broadcasting career, Stephanopoulos served as Senior Adviser to the President for Policy and Strategy during the Clinton administration.

Since joining ABC News, Stephanopoulos has won three Emmy awards, three Edward R. Murrow awards and two Walter Cronkite awards.

Stephanopoulos holds a master's degree in theology from Balliol College at Oxford University in England. He also graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science.

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George Stephanopoulos of ABC News is expected to be one of the moderators for Friday's Democratic Debate in New Hampshire. Slaven Vlasic/Getty

David Muir

Muir is currently the anchor and managing editor of World News Tonight and the co-anchor of ABC's news program, 20/20. Muir is noted for his interviews, including conversations with President Donald Trump, Pope Francis and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Muir also served as a moderator during both Republican and Democratic Presidential primary debates during the 2016 campaign.

Linsey Davis

Davis has been a correspondent for ABC News since 2007. She was also a moderator for the September 2019 Democratic debate in Texas.

Davis holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Virginia and a Master of Arts degree in communications from New York University. The World is Awake, a book for children Davis wrote, hit the bestseller charts in February 2019.

Adam Sexton

Sexton joined ABC affiliate WMUR in 2007. He became the station's political director in 2018 after becoming part of their political team in 2015. A graduate of Syracuse University, Sexton holds degrees in broadcast journalism, political science and history.

Monica Hernandez

Hernandez serves a reporter and anchor for WMUR's evening newscasts, joining the news team in 2018. Previously a reporter in Dallas, Texas, Hernandez was nominated for an Emmy for her news stories about the homeless community. She attended the S.I. Newhouse School of Communications at Syracuse University.