PBS’ Judy Woodruff plans to step down as ‘NewsHour’ anchor

WASHINGTON (AP) — Judy Woodruff said she will step down as the anchor of PBS’s “NewsHour” evening at the end of the year.

Woodruff, 75, said she will cover longer segments for News Hour and do other projects and specials for public television, at least until the 2024 presidential election.

She was part of the rotating “NewsHour” anchor team from 2009 to 2013, when she and Gwen Ifill were named co-anchors of the show.since Yiffel passed away in 2016. Woodruff has been the show’s sole anchor.

“I love working on PBS’ ‘NewsHour’ and can’t imagine it wouldn’t be a part of my life,” Woodruff said in a memo to colleagues. She was the chief Washington correspondent for the ‘NewsHour’ from 1983 to 1993, And also worked for CNN and NBC News.

A PBS spokesperson said Saturday that her successor plan will be announced in the fall.

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