About Judy @judywoodruff
Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is the Anchor and Managing Editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at CNN, NBC and PBS.
For 12 years, Woodruff served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program, "Inside Politics." At PBS from 1983 to 1993, she was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS' award-winning weekly documentary series, "Frontline with Judy Woodruff."
In 2011, Woodruff was the principal reporter for the PBS documentary "Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime." And in 2007, she completed an extensive project on the views of young Americans called "Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard." Two hour-long documentaries aired on PBS, along with a series of reports on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR and in USA Today.
In 2006, Judy was a visiting professor at Duke University's Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy. In 2005, she was a visiting fellow at Harvard University's Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics and Public Policy. From 2006-2013, she anchored a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, "Conversations with Judy Woodruff."
At NBC News, Woodruff was White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982. For one year after that she served as NBC's Today Show Chief Washington Correspondent. She wrote the book, "This is Judy Woodruff at the White House," published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley.
Woodruff is a founding co-chair 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, the Newseum, the Duke Endowment and the Urban Institute. She is a former member of The Knight Foundation Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics.
Judy is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a trustee emerita.
She is the recent recipient of the Cine Lifetime Achievement award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni award, the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television, the University of Southern California Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, the Al Neuharth/University of South Dakota Award for Excellence in Journalism and the Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma, among others.
She lives in Washington, DC, with her husband, journalist Al Hunt, and they are the parents of three children: Jeffrey, Benjamin and Lauren.
Judy’s Recent Stories
Politics May 01On Clinton email revelations, ‘there was no good option’ for FBI, says James Comey
Facing the storm over Hillary Clinton's email amid the 2016 election, James Comey said he and the FBI "were screwed honestly either way." The former FBI director and author of “A Higher Loyalty” joins Judy Woodruff for part two of…
Politics Apr 30James Comey: FBI had ‘basis for investigating’ possible ties between Trump and Russia
To say there was no evidence of coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign "just wasn't the case," former FBI Director James Comey tells Judy Woodruff, disputing a conclusion by the GOP-majority House Intelligence Committee. In a conversation about his…
Nation Apr 05Sheryl Sandberg: Facebook ‘made big mistakes’ on protecting user data
Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg apologized Thursday for the social media giant’s data breach and admitted the company failed to do enough to protect the data of tens of millions of its users. In an interview with Judy Woodruff,…
Politics Mar 27Jimmy Carter: U.S. on a path of nuclear confrontation with North Korea
Former President Jimmy Carter says faith in each other is key to our existence, and we're losing it. In the first part of a wide-ranging interview with Judy Woodruff, Carter discusses his latest book, America in the age of Trump,…
World Mar 16There can’t be another war on the Korean peninsula, says South Korean foreign minister: ‘You have to negotiate’
In an exclusive interview, South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha tells Judy Woodruff that they are cautiously optimistic that possible talks between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and President Trump would be a breakthrough for a peaceful resolution. They…
Nation Aug 22WATCH: Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
PBS President Paula Kerger nominated Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Watch NewsHour's co-anchors accept.
Politics Jan 27How will GOP lawmakers react Obama’s State of the Union agenda?
Nation Jan 27Demand, infrastructure affects price and delivery of heat amid very cold winter
Nation Jan 27St. Paul’s mayor reflects on added stresses of severe cold for families
Politics Jan 24Shields and Brooks on McDonnell and money, Clinton and the campaign