The Fox Business Network has been selected by the Republican National Committee (RNC) to host the second Republican presidential debate, the network said this week.
The announcement comes after the Fox News Channel was picked by the RNC to host the first Republican presidential debate of the 2024 election cycle, which is scheduled to take place on August 23.
The second debate will be produced by Fox News Media in partnership with Univision, and will air live on Fox Business in English and Univision local television stations in Spanish on September 27. The debate will take place at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute in Simi Valley, California.
“Fox Business is proud to partner with Univision for the second Republican primary debate from the renowned Ronald Reagan Presidential Library to provide all Americans with an unparalleled opportunity to assess the candidates and their stances on critical issues ahead of the primary season,” Jay Wallace, the president of Fox News Media, said in a statement.
Moderators for the second debate have not been announced. The first debate will be moderated by “Special Report” host Bret Baier and “The Story” host Martha MacCallum.
Both debates will be live-streamed for free through Rumble, which was selected by the RNC as the official digital distribution partner for both debates.
“Rumble is excited to be the exclusive live-streaming partner of the RNC for the second Republican primary debate,” Chris Pavlovski, the CEO of Rumble, said in a statement.
The debates are expected to be followed closely by Hispanic audiences, who are key stakeholders in the outcome of the election, Univision Executive Vice President Maria Martinez-Guzman said this week.
“Our unprecedented partnership with the RNC and Fox Business will provide a unique platform for the Republican Presidential Candidates to address the issues facing millions of our viewers,” Martinez-Guzman affirmed. “Hispanic voters will play a critical role in determining who will be the next President of the United States and Univision’s audiences will be well-informed when they cast their ballot.”
Ronna McDaniel, the chairwoman of the RNC, said providing the debates through broadcast, cable and streaming will help offer a “fair, neutral and transparent” look at the process by which the debates are presented.
Participants for the second Republican presidential debate are expected to be announced at a later date.