Eighteen months after the death of PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill, today the show named Managing Editor Judy Woodruff sole anchor of the nightly broadcast.
Though still mourning her PBS NewsHour co-anchor, Gwen Ifill, Woodruff continues to be a pioneering role model in journalism.
PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff told public broadcasting executives Tuesday that at least one person in President Trump’s administration is “clearly aware of the many benefits” of public media. Woodruff said she “thought it was significant” that Vice President Mike Pence gave NewsHour his first interview after being nominated at the Republican National Convention, as well as his first interview after taking office.
To millions of viewers, Judy Woodruff is the unflappable co-anchor of PBS NewsHour, an award-winning journalist who has for decades covered the news reliably and with distinction. The Judy Woodruff that I have known for 35 years is also an extraordinary mother, wife, daughter, public citizen and friend.
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff start their stint as the regular co-hosts of PBS NewsHour on Monday — the first women to co-anchor a national daily TV news program. They will be the faces for a newscast known for many years as the home of founders Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil.
PBS said today that the Washington-based Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will share anchor duties Mondays through Thursdays. Each Friday, Woodruff will anchor solo as Ifill continues to host Washington Week that evening.