Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff Become The First All-Female Co-Anchors Of ‘PBS NewsHour’
PBS is beefing up its news programming. PBS NewsHour has just named veteran journalists Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff as co-anchors and co-managing editors of the weeknight broadcast, reports The Washington Post. The move makes them the first all-female duo to anchor a US evening news broadcast. Previously, there were rotating anchors for the show.
Ifill, of course isn’t new to the program. The “NewsHour” has had rotating teams of anchors over the past few years, including Ifill and Woodruff.
Ifill is a well-respected journalist and political analyst. As you may recall, she moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice presidential debates. Ifill also penned The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.