Judy Woodruff’s Lifetime Achievement Award

BY Hari Sreenivasan  April 20, 2010 at 12:35 PM EST

We try not to toot our own very often but there are certain exceptions which must be made, and this is one of them. Our own Judy Woodruff receives a lifetime achievement award Tuesday — along with NPR’s Deborah Amos — at the Edward R. Murrow School of Communications at Washington State University.

She joins an elite group of past award winners including Walter Cronkite, Peter Jennings and Tom Brokaw. In all their years, she becomes only the third woman to earn the award, but she is used to being one of the first women in almost every news environment she enters.

Listen to how she got her start, some of the challenges she faced and her advice for someone working in today’s fast paced digital news gathering landscape.