Friends of the NewsHour

  • FOUNDING MEMBERS
  • Warren Buffett
  • Jim Lehrer
  • Robin MacNeil
  • Wendy Neu and the late John Neu
  • Sharon Rockefeller
  • Roger and Vicki Sant
  • FRIENDS OF THE NEWSHOUR
  • Adrienne Arsht
  • Jocelyn Bauer
  • Georgette Bennett and Leonard Polonsky
  • John and Louise Bryson
  • Deerbrook Charitable Trust
  • desJardins/Blachman Fund
  • Consuelo Duroc-Danner
  • Otho Eskin and Therese Keane
  • Jon and Mindy Gray
  • Gruber Family Foundation
  • Jerome Jacobson Foundation
  • Howard and Abby Milstein
  • The John and Wendy Neu Foundation
  • The Prescott Family
  • Jay and Sharon Rockefeller
  • Roger and Vicki Sant
  • Tom and Laurie Saylak
  • Clarice Smith
  • George and Camilla Smith
  • Koo and Patricia Yuen
  • DONORS
  • Thomas Bolt
  • The Philip E. & Jamie N. Bowles Fund
  • Capstone National Partners LLC
  • Toby Forden
  • Louise Grunwald
  • Myles Hansen
  • Martha Harris
  • Rose Hirschel and Andrew Shreeves
  • Paula Hundt
  • Darlene Jeris
  • Thomas McManus
  • Danielle and James Mossman
  • Ken and Joanne Nitzberg
  • Rita Paul
  • George Sard and Susan Wasserstein
  • Gary Sumers
  • Craig and Mary Ellen Steiger
  • Frederik Van Bolhuis
  • Judith and Harold Winters
  • Bruce and Andrea Yablon

Friends of the NewsHour is a group of dedicated individuals who are committed to helping secure the NewsHour’s future by enabling the best journalism to thrive, grow, and adapt. The NewsHour receives less than half of its annual funding from public sources. The rest must come from individual support, foundations, and corporations. As careful stewards of all funds entrusted to the program, we are grateful for, and rely upon annual contributions from individuals.

Friends of the NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at the New York Salon

Friends of the NewsHour with Judy Woodruff at a New York Salon event

Exclusive Membership Benefits

  • Our most generous donors enjoy on-screen recognition on the weeknight broadcast
  • Invitations to regionally held events featuring important news figures on topical issues and current events
  • Opportunities for behind-the scenes NewsHour discussions
  • Attendance at NewsHour studio productions, WETA screenings and receptions, and other exclusive events
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA, and Dr. Georgette Bennett at the New York Salon

Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President & CEO, WETA, and Dr. Georgette Bennett at a New York Salon event

Leon Panetta and Judy Woodruff with Friends at the San Francisco Salon

Leon Panetta and Judy Woodruff with Friends at a San Francisco Salon event

Becoming a Friend of the NewsHour

For more information please contact Kathy Connolly, VP Major Gifts, at KConnolly@weta.org or 703.998.2064. Or click here.