The long-running PBS NewsHour, which has its roots in broadcast-TV coverage of 1973’s Watergate hearings, is preparing itself to tell stories in some very new media frontiers, which include places like TikTok and YouTube.
Judy Woodruff Q&A: ‘PBS NewsHour’ Veteran Talks About Her Final Days As Anchor, Her Next Assignment & Why Journalists Should Just ‘Be Covering The Story, Period’
Judy Woodruff will step away from the PBS NewsHour anchor desk on Friday, ending a chapter as one of the most trusted and well respected figures helming a newscast.
Beginning Jan. 2, the long-running PBS NewsHour will debut with new co-anchors and a new approach. “We don’t make change often here at PBS, so this is a big moment for us.”
PBS NewsHour made the official announcement on Wednesday that Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett would succeed Judy Woodruff as co-anchors of the newscast. Nawaz has been chief correspondent for NewsHour and Bennett as been chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor. They will start in their new roles on Jan. 2.
Judy Woodruff To Embark On Two-Year Reporting Project After She Steps Down As ‘NewsHour’ Anchor At End Of 2022
At 75, “the last grown-up in Washington journalism” prepares to sign off after nearly a decade as an anchor of PBS NewsHour.
The on-air staffers long have been represented by the union, but they now are joined by 69 reporters, producers, editors, production assistants and others who not only report and produce the show but also create NewsHour’s expanding digital footprint and one-hour primetime documentaries. NewsHour Productions, which produces the show, has officially recognized the bargaining unit, of which more than 70% of the program’s workers signed on to a petition to unionize.
A onetime campaign manager, Shields became one of Washington’s most respected political commentators, both as a syndicated columnist and as a genial liberal counterpart to several conservative sparring partners on the PBS NewsHour. He was 85.
PBS’s long-running nightly newscast PBS NewsHour has found its new White House correspondent. The program, produced by WETA, announced that Laura Barrón-López will cover the Biden administration for the program beginning June 13. She was previously a White House reporter for Politico and also worked for the Washington Examiner, The Hill and HuffPost.
Primaries are now well underway, and the 2022 midterm elections are a focus for news organizations already preparing for what’s certain to be a contentious 2024 presidential campaign. With that in mind, The Hollywood Reporter highlights some of the Beltway-based news personalities and executives poised to play a leading role in the months (and years) ahead.
Judy Woodruff, the veteran news anchor who logged time at NBC News and CNN before taking up anchor duties at PBS’ venerable NewsHour, is expected to leave the desk in early 2023, according to two people familiar with the matter. She is expected to continue to lead the program through this year’s midterm elections. If plans follow through as anticipated, she will be succeeded by Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett, these people say — a major shift at a public-media institution that is a daily part of its viewers’ news routine.
In this role, she will serve as the dedicated lead anchor for the newscast’s digital video content, including anchoring pre-and post-shows and hosting breaking news live streams for PBS NewsHour.
PBS NewsHour is announcing today that will soon be hiring six new journalists in U.S. cities often given little attention in national news coverage. It’s doing this through the launch of The Communities Initiative, a project to expand the scope and reach of its journalism and news team.
Syndicated columnist Mark Shields, a regular analyst on the PBS NewsHour for the past 33 years, is stepping down from his weekly television perch this Friday. His semi-retirement — he will still appear on the program occasionally — comes during a period of transition in Washington and on television.
For radio and TV stations, operating throughout the pandemic and bringing us news and entertainment day in and day out required so much more than a floor lamp, some well-curated books in the background and a working Zoom link. Let’s go behind the scenes of how several stations pulled it off.
PBS NewsHour has expanded CANVAS, its broadcast and digital arts reporting initiative, with $1.7 million in support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The expansion aims to improve public access to and engagement with high-quality art and elevate the work of recognized and up-and-coming artists. “Art has the power to transform people and […]
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.
While ratings for the evening newscasts on ABC, CBS and NBC are down compared to February 2016, the venerable PBS NewsHour is growing.
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.
A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of Washington Week and also worked for the nightly PBS NewsHour. She and Judy Woodruff were named NewsHour co-anchors in 2013.