There's a bipartisan consensus that debate moderator Kristen Welker nailed it

Catherine Garcia
·2 min read

It looks like the winner of Thursday night's debate was its moderator, NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker.

Welker remained calm throughout the event and kept President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden in line, ensuring the debate didn't devolve into a cacophonous free-for-all like the first one in late September.

Welker's NBC colleagues thought she did a stellar job:

And so did the audience:

Her peers at other outlets also added to the accolades:

Conservatives and liberals even agreed that Welker was aces:

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