Ifill, Woodruff To Co-Anchor ‘PBS Newshour’

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.

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — “PBS NewsHour” has named Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the weeknight broadcast.

The network said Tuesday that the Washington-based Ifill and Woodruff will share anchor duties Mondays through Thursdays. Each Friday, Woodruff will anchor solo as Ifill continues to host “Washington Week” that evening.

Hari Sreenivasan will serve as senior correspondent of the “NewsHour,” along with his duties anchoring the New York-based “PBS NewsHour Weekend” on Saturdays and Sundays starting Sept 7.

In recent years, the “NewsHour” has had rotating teams of anchors who included Ifill and Woodruff.

The announcements were made at a session of the Television Critics Association.


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Christina Perez says:

August 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm

Femmes fatale for male demos? Just asking the question, not making social commentary.

ABELARDO BLANCO says:

August 6, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Once again PBS breaks new ground…this time with a diverse, dual-female anchor team and senior correspondents who further reflect the rich diversity of our nation. No other network/service has the cajones to do this. Just another set of reasons why PBS is an important part of our national landscape, worthy of our support.


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