Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff has covered politics and other news for more than three decades at CNN, PBS and NBC. Woodruff left CNN full-time in June 2005 to pursue longer-form journalism opportunities, but will remain a consultant and occasional contributor to CNN.
Through 2006, she is working with PBS to develop a project that will consist of interviews with American young people and a series of reports to the nation on their views. In the 2005 fall semester, Woodruff was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy, where she led a study group for students on contemporary issues in journalism.
For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, anchoring the weekday political program, "Inside Politics." Woodruff also played a central role in the network's political coverage and other major news stories.
At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984 to 1990, she also anchored PBS' award-winning weekly documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff."
At NBC News, Woodruff served as White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982. For one year after that she served as NBC's "Today" show chief Washington correspondent. She wrote a book, "This Is Judy Woodruff at the White House," published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley.
Woodruff is a founding co-chairwoman of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustee of the Freedom Forum and Global Rights: Partners for Justice and in 2005 became a member of the Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics and the Board of the National Museum of American History. Woodruff is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.