Judy Woodruff Bio, Age, Height, PBS NewsHour, Retirement, Salary, Left ear

Judy Woodruff

Judy Woodruff Biography

Judy Woodruff is an American Broadcast Journalism. She has worked as a cable host, network, and television news since 1976. Woodruff is currently working at PBS News hour as a managing editor and anchor. She has covered every presidential election since 1976. Judy has conducted interrogations on heads of nations and arbitrated presidential debates in the United States.

She landed a position at NBC News in 1976 as the White House Correspondent, where she worked for six years. PBS NewsHour hired her in 1982 as a white house reporter. Judy moved to work at CNN in 1993 as the host of inside politics and CNN Worldview alongside Bernard Shaw.

Judy Woodruff Age

Woodruff was born on November 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the USA.

Judy Woodruff Height

Woodruff stands at the height of 5 feet and 4 inches tall.

Judy Woodruff Education

Woodruff studied at the Academy of Richmond County, a high school in Augusta. She enrolled at Duke University and obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree. Judy won Young miss Augusta, a beauty pageant in 1963.

Judy Woodruff Nationality

Woodruff holds American nationality.

Judy Woodruff Parents

Woodruff is the daughter of William. H. Woodruff, her father, and Anna Lee Woodruff, her mother. William served in the army as a chief warrant officer. She grew up with her only sister Anita Woodruff. They attended seven schools in different cities as they grew up as military brats.

Judy Woodruff Husband

Woodruff is the wife of Al Hunt. Al Hunt is a columnist and former reporter. Hunt and Judy met in 1976 in Plains, Georgia, during a softball match between reporters and the Carter presidential campaign staff. The couple weeded on April 5, 1980, at St. Albans Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.

They live in Washington, DC, with her husband, journalist Al Hunt, who are the parents of three children and grandparents of one.

Judy Woodruff Children

Al and Judy are parents to three children. The firstborn, Jeffrey, was born in 1981. She gave birth five minutes after she was on the air. Jeffrey was born suffering from a mild case of Spina bifida, which made him disabled and caused brain damage after he underwent surgery in 1998. This situation led to her reducing her work hours at CNN to care for her son.

Her second-born son Benjamin was born in 1986. Lauren, the third son, was adopted from Korea at the age of four months. He was born in 1989.

Judy Woodruff PBS News Hour

Judy Woodruff is the former senior correspondent, anchor, and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has reported on politics and other news for five decades at NBC, CNN, and PBS.

Judy served as the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour from 1983 to 1993. She also used to anchor PBS’ award-winning documentary series, “Frontline with Judy Woodruff,” from 1984 until 1990. Woodruff then joined CNN in 1993, where she served as anchor and senior correspondent for 12 years. In 2007, She returned to the NewsHour alongside the late Gwen Ifill. They were named the first two women to co-anchor a national news broadcast in 2013. Woodruff was named the sole anchor after Ifill passed away.

In 2011, Judy was the anchor and reporter for the PBS documentary “Nancy Reagan: The Role of a Lifetime.” And in 2007, she completed an extensive project on the views of young Americans, titled “Generation Next: Speak Up. Be Heard.” Two-hour documentaries aired on PBS and a series of reports on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, NPR, USA Today, and Yahoo News.

Judy was an anchor for a monthly Bloomberg television program, “Conversations with Judy Woodruff.” She was a part-time 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.

Woodruff became a White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982 at NBC News. She served for one year as NBC’s Today Show chief Washington correspondent. She authored the book, ‘This is Judy Woodruff at the White House,’ published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley. Her journalism (on air) began in Atlanta, Georgia, where she broadcasted state and local government.

Judy Woodruff Retirement/Replacement

Woodruff retired as NewsHour anchor Friday night, as reported on December 30, 2022. She told her viewers that her time as an anchor has ended, but she will be moving from 2023 and 2024 to a new national reporting project, “Judy Woodruff Presents America at a Crossroads. Her next job is expecting her to spend the next two years traveling around the nation trying to figure out what voters want, what they need, and how to repair the deep divides. 

Judy will be replaced on January 2, 2023. PBS News Hour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett will take over her.

Judy Woodruff’s Left Ear

Woodruff often gets tweets about the condition of her left ear. Nothing serious has been said or revealed by her on the health of her left ear.

Judy Woodruff Salary

Woodruff earns an estimated annual salary of USD 124,580.

Judy Woodruff Networth

Her net worth is approximately USD 3.67 million.

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