Who Is Nancy Cordes? A Quick Guide to CBS Democratic Debate Moderator

Who Is Nancy Cordes? A Quick Guide to CBS Democratic Debate Moderator

CBS correspondent Nancy Cordes will be one of the three co-moderators assisting Face the Nation host John Dickerson in pressing the three Democratic candidates on hot-button issues during the party's second primary debate on Saturday night at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, kicking off at 9 p.m. Eastern.

As CBS' congressional correspondent, District of Columbia-based Cordes has recently honed in on the 2016 presidential race.

Cordes chimed in on Twitter during the last GOP debate on Tuesday.

40-year-old Cordes was raised in Kalaheo, Hawaii, and shares a major crush on Taylor Swift with her seven year-old daughter, she told The Hill in an interview on Nov 10. Given her roots, Cordes also disclosed in the interview that she's a "terrific hula dancer."

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Cordes told The Hill that the best advice she ever received was to "lean in" — guidance she said her parents gave her "before 'leaning in' was a thing."

Conservative content analysis site NewsBusters recently highlighted several of Cordes' so-called "liberal outbursts," one being when she said former Hewlett-Packard CEO and Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina has anti-feminist views about Planned Parenthood

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Jessica Eggert

Jessica is a staff writer at Mic, covering breaking news. She is based in New York and can be reached at jessica@mic.com.

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