Donald Trump to Moderate Republican Debate on Ion TV

Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential primary debate to air on Ion Television Dec. 27.

The businessman and Celebrity Apprentice host will lead the debate, co-sponsored by Newsmax Media, at the Hoyt Sherman Theater in Des Moines, Iowa, a week before that state's first-in-the-nation caucuses.

The debate will be televised on Ion and streamed online at from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m. that night.

"All voters will keep an eye on this final debate before the first presidential primary of the 2012 election," said Brandon Burgess, chairman and CEO, Ion Media Networks, in a statement. "Ions and Newsmax's powerful combined audience reach, coupled with the prominence of Donald Trump as moderator, makes this one of the most influential meetings of the candidates to date."