Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff Named Recipients of Women’s Media Center’s Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05:  (L-R) Judy Woodruff, Pat Mitchell and Gwen Ifill attend The Women's Media Center 2015 Women's Media Awards on November 5, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for The Women's Media Center)

NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 05: (L-R) Judy Woodruff, Pat Mitchell and Gwen Ifill attend The Women’s Media Center 2015 Women’s Media Awards on November 5, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for The Women’s Media Center)

Washington, DC (Nov. 6, 2015) – PBS NewsHour co-anchors and managing editors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were honored with the Women’s Media Center’s Pat Mitchell Lifetime Achievement Award at the Center’s 10th anniversary gala in New York City. Ifill and Woodruff were presented with the award by Pat Mitchell, the Center’s board chair and founding co-chair emerita and former president and CEO of PBS.

“Through their choices of the stories that they report, and the way that they have led and the networks they have worked for, to be a more inclusive place, they have increased our understanding of the world and our role in it,” said Mitchell before launching into a tribute video of Ifill’s and Woodruff’s careers.

Also honored at the event was founder of the Everyday Sexism Project Laura Bates; columnist and author Mona Eltahawy; award-winning actress and author Marlo Thomas; and former chief technology and strategy officer of Cisco Padmasree Warrior. Opening remarks for the evening came from comedian, writer and actor Amy Schumer.

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