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PBS’s Judy Woodruff plans to quit as ‘NewsHour’ anchor

Judy Woodruff says she will be stepping down as anchor of PBS’s “NewsHour” late-night show at the end of the year.

Woodruff, 75, said she would report longer stories for “NewsHour” 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 until 2013, when she and Gwen Ifill were named co-presenters of the program. Since Ifill’s death in 2016, Woodruff has served as the series’ sole presenter.

“I love working at PBS’ NewsHour and I can’t imagine it not being a part of my life,” Woodruff said in a note to fellow staffers. She was chief Washington correspondent for “NewsHour” from 1983 to 1993, and also worked for CNN and NBC News.

Plans for his replacement will be announced in the fall, a PBS spokesperson said Saturday.


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