PBS’ Judy Woodruff plans to step down from ‘NewsHour’ anchor


Judy Woodruff has said he will step down as anchor on PBS’s nightly “NewsHour” program at the end of the year.

The 75-year-old Woodruff will report a longer article on “NewsHour” and will feature other projects and features for public television at least until the 2024 presidential election.

She was part of the “NewsHour” rotating anchor team from 2009 to 2013, where she and Gwen Ifill were appointed co-anchors for the program. After Ifill’s death in 2016, Woodruff became the show’s sole anchor.

“I love working on PBS ‘NewsHour’ and I can’t imagine it’s not a part of my life,” Woodruff said in a note to fellow employees. She was the Washington correspondent for “NewsHour” from 1983 to 1993. She has also worked for CNN and NBC News.

Her replacement plan will be announced in the fall, a PBS spokeswoman said Saturday.

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