Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff (PBS) Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Health, Net Worth

Judy Woodruff Biography

Judy Woodruff is a broadcast journalist in the United States known for her work in network, cable, and public television news. She is the PBS NewsHour’s anchor and managing editor.


Woodruff is a seasoned journalist with a remarkable career spanning five decades, during which she has made significant contributions to the field of political reporting. Her journey started at NBC, where she served as the White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982. Following this, she took on the role of chief Washington correspondent for NBC’s Today Show for a year.

During her tenure at PBS from 1983 to 1993, Woodruff established herself as the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. She also anchored the prestigious documentary series, “Frontline with Judy Woodruff,” from 1984 to 1990, earning accolades for her work.

In 1993, Woodruff made a significant move to CNN, where she held the position of anchor and senior correspondent for 12 years. Her responsibilities included anchoring the weekday program “Inside Politics.” In 2007, she returned to the PBS NewsHour and, in 2013, made history alongside Gwen Ifill as the first two women to co-anchor a national news broadcast. Following Ifill’s passing, Woodruff continued as the sole anchor.

Throughout her career, Woodruff has taken on diverse roles, such as anchoring a monthly program called “Conversations with Judy Woodruff” for Bloomberg Television from 2006 to 2013. She has also been a visiting professor at Duke University’s Terry Sanford Institute of Public Policy and a visiting fellow at Harvard University’s Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy.

In addition to her television work, Judy Woodruff authored the book “This is Judy Woodruff at the White House,” published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley. Her illustrious reporting career began in Atlanta, Georgia, where she covered state and local government, laying the foundation for her remarkable journey in journalism.

International Women’s Foundation

Woodruff plays a pivotal role as a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization committed to fostering the growth and empowerment of women in journalism and communication worldwide.

Her extensive involvement also includes serving on the boards of trustees for esteemed institutions such as the Freedom Forum, The Duke Endowment, and the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Woodruff is an active director for Public Radio International and the National Association to End Homelessness, further exemplifying her dedication to critical social causes.

Her past engagements encompass membership in the Knight Commission on Intercollegiate Athletics, directorship at the National Museum of American History, and trusteeship at the Urban Institute, demonstrating her diverse contributions to various facets of society.

Judy Woodruff Age

Judy is 76 years old as of 2023. She was born on November 20 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, U.S.

Judy Woodruff Husband

Judy is married to her husband Al Hunt, a columnist, and former reporter. They met in 1976 during a softball game between staff of the Carter presidential campaign and journalists in Plains, Georgia. In their marriage, Judy and her husband have been blessed with three children Jeffrey, Benjamin, and Lauren. They adopted their daughter Lauren from Korea.

Judy Woodruff Family

Judy was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to Army Chief Warrant Officer William H. Woodruff and Anna Lee Woodruff. Anita is her only sibling. She grew up as an army brat, and as a result, she moved around a lot during her childhood, attending seven different schools between kindergarten and seventh grade. When Woodruff was five years old, her family relocated from Oklahoma to Germany. She studied mathematics at the Meredith College in Raleigh, North Carolina

Judy Woodruff Health

Woodruff is in good health. She has not shared any information about being ill at the moment.

Judy Woodruff’s Net Worth

She has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2023.

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