Judy Woodruff: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

February 11, 2016 - accent chair

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Judy Woodruff. (Getty)

PBS anchor Judy Woodruff is co-moderating Thursday night’s Democratic debate in Wisconsin alongside her co-worker Gwen Ifill.

The discuss between former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is set for 9 p.m. Eastern on PBS.

Here’s what we need to know about Woodruff:

1. She Is a Co-Anchor of PBS NewsHour With Ifill

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Judy Woodruff, left, and Gwen Ifill. (Getty)

Judy Woodruff is now a co-anchor of PBS NewsHour with her associate discuss judge Gwen Ifill.

According to a PBS website, Woodruff, 69, has been a show’s co-anchor given 2007. She before worked during PBS from 1983 to 1990, as a Washington correspondent.

She also is a first co-chair of a International Women’s Media Foundation, and serves on a play of keeper for a Freedom Forum, a Newseum, a Duke Endowment and a Urban Institute.

2. Her Father Was in a Army Her Family Moved Often When She Was Growing Up



Woodruff was innate in Oklahoma, though was an “army brat” and changed around a nation and to unfamiliar troops bases with her family while flourishing up.

She told TV Newser she, “lived on or nearby several U.S. Army bases, in New Jersey and Missouri, as good as in Germany and Taiwan — where my father was stationed before he was eliminated to Fort Gordon, Georgia — nearby Augusta. Moving there, in 7th grade, unprotected me to a partial of a United States I’d never famous — and to a approach of life that was all new. Though I’ve always deliberate myself usually half a Southerner, since I’d lived all over a universe before relocating there, to this day, we can’t shake that spirit of a Southern accent! we theory that’s since we don’t wish to!”

She was named Young Miss Augusta 1963.

3. She Graduated From Duke University Began Her News Career in Atlanta



Woodruff attended Meredith College and eliminated to Duke University, where she graduated with a grade in domestic science, according to a PBS website.

She began her broadcasting career as a news anchor for WAGA-TV, a CBS associate in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1970. She changed to NBC News in 1975, and afterwards on to PBS in 1983.

After withdrawal PBS in 1993, she worked for 12 years during CNN.

4. She Is Married to a Fellow Journalist Has 3 Children, Including a Son With Spina Bifida



Woodruff is married to associate journalist Al Hunt, before of CNN and a Wall Street Journal, who now works for Bloomberg News.

They have 3 children, including a son, Jeff, who was innate with spina bifida. Woodruff has helped lift recognition about a birth defect.

5. She Has Been Honored With Several Awards During Her Distinguished Career



Woodruff has perceived several awards and honors during her career, according to a PBS website.

She has perceived a Cine Lifetime Achievement Award, a Duke Distinguished Alumni award, a Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television and a University of Southern California Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism.

Tom Cleary
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February 11, 2016 4:47 pm

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