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PBS NewsHour is the primary daily, breaking and special news producer for PBS. It produces PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend, and Washington Week, as well as has a robust footprint across digital and social platforms.

PBS NewsHour is anchored by managing editor Judy Woodruff and features the latest news, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews and discussions. For almost 50 years, millions have turned to it as public broadcasting’s marquee nightly news program for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it the most objective news programs on television. PBS News Weekend is anchored by chief Washington correspondent Geoff Bennett. Washington Week, moderated by Yamiche Alcindor, is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television.

Anchors and Correspondents

In Memoriam

PBS NewsHour Staff List

  • Yasmeen Alamiri, Senior News Editor, Digital
  • Chris Alexander, Executive Director, Media Assets
  • Jonah Anderson, Production Assistant
  • Nana Adwoa Antwi-Boasiako, Associate Broadcast Line Producer
  • Lorna Baldwin, Producer, General Assignment
  • Joshua Barajas, Senior Editor, Digital
  • Eliot Barnhart, Production Assistant, Segment Unit
  • Ilana Bernstein, Business Development Analyst
  • Kojo Boateng, Creative Director
  • Elizabeth Bolaji, Associate Producer, News Unit
  • Michael Boulter, Senior Associate, Media Assets
  • Maea Lenei Buhre, Producer, General Assignment
  • Brennan Butler, Software Engineer
  • Debra Butler, Archivist, Media Assets
  • Frank Carlson, Producer, General Assignment
  • Emily Carpeaux, Senior Producer, Field Segments
  • Teresa Cebrián Aranda, Associate Producer, Foreign Affairs
  • Roby Chavez, Communities Reporter, New Orleans
  • Leah Clapman, Managing Editor Education, Student Reporting Labs
  • Russ Clarkson, Managing Producer
  • Stuart Cohen, Editor/Camera/Tape Technician
  • Tess Conciatori, Producer, Politics
  • Richard Coolidge, Senior Managing Producer
  • Daniel Cooney, Social Media Producer/Coordinator
  • Ian Couzens, Associate Producer, Politics
  • Kate Cousins, Archives Specialist
  • Alexis Cox, Producer
  • Karina E. Cuevas, Producer, National Affairs
  • Marie Cusick, Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Travis Daub, Director, Digital
  • Anne Davenport, Senior Coordinating Producer, Arts
  • Daniel Davis, Motion Designer
  • Vanessa Dennis, Director, Product
  • Emily Hope Dobkin, StoryMaker Community Manager, Student Reporting Labs
  • Shoshana Dubnow, Associate Producer, Segment Unit
  • Rawan Elbaba, Digital Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Diane Estes, Producer
  • Elis Estrada, Senior Director, Student Reporting Labs
  • Tyriana Evans, Production Assistant, Politics
  • Chris Fees, Executive Assistant
  • Victor Fernandez, Youth Media Program Director, Student Reporting Labs
  • Vanessa Ferrari, Production Controller
  • Molly Finnegan, Senior Editor, Digital
  • Aaron Foley, Senior Digital Editor, Communities Initiative
  • Chris Ford, Broadcast Producer
  • Gretchen Frazee, Senior Coordinating Broadcast Producer
  • Tom Fritschi, Director, Production Operations
  • Michael Fritz, Deputy Senior Producer, Field Segments
  • Briget Ganske, Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Ross Goldberg, Director, Business Development, Syndication, & Content Licensing
  • Hannah Grabenstein, General Assignment Reporter
  • Julia Griffin, Senior Coordinator of Digital Video
  • Hamada Hanoura, Video Editor
  • Michael Harry, Senior Graphic Designer
  • Bob Hartman, Video Editor/Production Technician
  • Dorothy Hastings, Associate Producer, National Affairs
  • Gabrielle Hays, Communities Reporter, St. Louis City
  • Courtney Haywood, Publicist, PBS News Weekend, Washington Week & PBS NewsHour
  • Erica Hendry, Managing Editor
  • Ryan Holmes, Producer, National Affairs
  • Isabella Isaacs-Thomas, Digital Reporter, Science
  • Lena Jackson, Deputy Senior Producer, PBS NewsHour West
  • Murrey Jacobson, Senior Producer & National Affairs Editor
  • Lynsey Jeffery, Production Assistant, Segment Unit
  • Kamili Johnson, Senior Director, Production Manager
  • LaTasha Jones, Manager, Media Assets
  • Ebony Joseph, Producer, Politics
  • Sara Just, Senior Vice President & Executive Producer
  • Adam Kemp, Communitites Reporter, Oklahoma City
  • Saher Khan, Reporter/Producer, Politics
  • Kevin Kirby, Assignment Editor
  • Stephanie Kotuby, Senior Editorial Producer; Executive Producer, Washington Week
  • Casey Kuhn, Producer, Digital Video
  • Sam Lane, Producer, General Assignment
  • Cameron Lawson, Coordinator, Media Assets
  • Rachel Liesendahl, Production Assistant, Digital
  • Matt Loffman, Deputy Senior Producer, Politics
  • Anna Long, Analytics Manager
  • Phil Maravilla, Senior Producer, PBS NewsHour West
  • Marcus Markle, Communications Manager, Student Reporting Labs
  • Nick Massella, Senior Director of Brand Strategy & Communications, Spokesperson
  • Abigail Maurno, Anchor Assistant
  • Megan McGrew, Associate Producer, Digital
  • Timothy McPhillips, Associate Producer, Digital Video
  • Azhar Merchant, News Assistant
  • Kyle Midura, Producer, Politics
  • Jaylah Moore-Ross, Production Assistant, Student Reporting Labs
  • Claire Mufson, Associate Producer, General Assignment
  • Leah Nagy, Producer, General Assignment
  • Courtney Norris, Deputy Senior Producer, National Affairs
  • Anurag Papolu, Graphic Designer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Jonathan Papoutsis, Production Assistant, Marketing
  • Patti Parson, Managing Producer
  • Mohammad Pasha, Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Vicky Pasquantonio, Education Producer
  • Dan Paquin, Software Engineer
  • Madeline Powell, Production Assistant, Segment Unit
  • Dennis Predovic, Narrator
  • Layla Quran, Producer, General Assignment
  • Michael Rancilio, Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Matt Rasnic, Associate Producer/Editor, Social Media
  • Talesha Reynolds, Senior Producer, Content and Special Projects
  • Ella Richardson, Publicist
  • Cresencio Rodriguez-Delgado, Communities Reporter, Fresno
  • Ali Rogin, Producer, Foreign Affairs
  • Stephan Rohde, Senior Software Engineer
  • Daniel Sagalyn, Deputy Foreign Affairs and Defense Editor
  • Laura Santhanam, Health Reporter and Coordinating Producer for Polling
  • Chris Schwalm, Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Merrill Schwerin, Deputy Managing Producer
  • Kenichi Serino, Deputy News Editor, Digital
  • Patrick Smith, Producer, Archives
  • Franklin Snyder, Production Controler, Production Operations
  • Wesam Sorour, Senior Graphic Designer
  • Matt Speiser, Vice President, Operations
  • Justin Stabley, Digital Editor, PBS NewsHour West
  • Madison Staten, Associate Producer, PBS NewsHour West
  • Meredith Struewing, News Assistant
  • Emily Sumlin, News Assistant
  • Beth Summers, Senior Producer, Politics
  • Alison Thoet, Associate Producer, CANVAS
  • Morgan Till, Senior Foreign Affairs Producer
  • Emily Anne Tkaczibson, Grant Writer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Frances Kai-Hwa Wang, Communities Reporter, Dearborn/Detroit
  • Tommy Walters, Associate Line Producer
  • James Williams, Executive Director of Digital Strategy
  • Becky Wandel, Associate Youth Media Producer, Student Reporting Labs
  • Harry Zahn, Associate Producer, Segment Unit
  • Deema Zein, Associate Producer, Digital Video


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PBS NewsHour retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept donations, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.


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