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Judy Woodruff Exits ‘PBS Newshour’, Who Will Replace Her?


Award-winning journalist Judy Woodruff is exiting her position as an anchor on PBS Newshour. The 76-year-old will step down a day before the end of the year. The news was initially announced on November 11, 2022, and now fans wonder why she is leaving the show and who will replace her. Keep reading to find out the details!

Judy Woodruff Will Work On A Two-Year Reporting Project

The Washington veteran is leaving her job at PBS which she has been doing since 2013. Now, she will embark on a two-year reporting project that details the nation’s divisions. Her last day on the show as an anchor will be on December 30, 2022. Following her exit, Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett will take her place from January 2, 2023.

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As per The Sun, Nawaz has subbed for Woodruff time and again since she joined the Newshour in 2018. On the other hand, Bennett joined the weekend Newshour earlier this year after moving away from NBC.

Judy Woodruff’s New Project Will Commence In 2023

Given how Judy Woodruff has been a staple name for PBS viewers, they are sad about her departure. In an official statement confirming her departure, PBS revealed that she will work on a two-year project that will help viewers understand how Americans view their country. It will also dive deep into the present-day political divisions and how they can be healed. The project is titled Judy Woodruff Presents: American At A Crossroads. Filming will commence in 2023 and will end by late 2024 depending on the production schedule.

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Talking about her time at PBS, Judy Woodruff revealed, “I have loved anchoring this extraordinary program, initially with my dear friend Gwen Ifill. To follow in the footsteps of Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil has been the honor of a lifetime. Now, I am thrilled to be embarking on this new project to try to understand the most divided time in American politics since I started reporting.”

Judy Also Worked At CBS And ABC Affiliates In Georgia

The journalist further detailed how excited she is to listen to the American people from cities, rural areas, small towns, and every nook and corner of the country. She wishes to query them about their fears, hopes, and how they perceive their role as citizens of America. Judy Woodruff also wishes to, “have long conversations with people who’ve given these questions careful thought.”

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Born in Tulsa on November 20, 1946, Judy Woodruff has worked in cable, network, and public TV news after graduating in 1968 from Duke University. Before becoming the go-to anchor at PBS Newshour, she worked for CBS and ABC affiliates in Georgia. She joined PBS in 1983 and worked as the chief Washington correspondent for 10 years. She also hosted Frontline With Judy Woodruff from 1984 to 1990.

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Later in 1993, she joined CNN hosting Inside Politics for 12 years. Judy Woodruff later rejoined PBS in 2007 alongside Jim Lehrer as a special correspondent. She got her solo PBS Newshour gig in 2016.

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