Judy Woodruff Bio | Wiki
Judy Woodruff (Full name: Judy Carline Woodruff) is an American broadcast journalist. She has been serving the network cable and public television news since 1976. Currently, Judy is an anchor and also a managing editor of PBS NewsHour. She has covered every presidential election as well as convention since 1976. Also, Judy has interviewed some heads of state and also moderated U.S. presidential debates.
Judy entered local television news in Atlanta after graduating from Duke University in 1968. In 1976, she became the White House correspondent for NBC News. Judy held this position for six years. In 1982, she became part of the PBS team where she continued White House reports for PBS NewsHour. In 1993, Judy moved to CNN where she hosted Inside Politics as well as CNN WorldView along with Bernard Shaw until he left CNN.
Judy Woodruff Age
She was born on November 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America. Judy is 75 years old.
Judy Woodruff Height
She is a woman of average stature. Judy stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in ( Approx 1.6m).
Judy Woodruff Family
She was born to her father William H. Woodruff and her mother Anna Lee Woodruff on November 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma. William was a chief warrant officer in the Army. Judy was raised along with her only sister called Anita. She and Anita grew up as army brats, and because of the movement during her childhood, she attended seven schools between kindergarten and seventh grade.
At the age of five years old, Judy moved from Oklahoma to Germany. She then went to an army in Missouri and New Jersey, before returning to Oklahoma where she lived in Taiwan for a few years. However, she subsequently went to North Carolina prior to settling in Augusta, Georgia after her father was stationed at Fort Gordon.
Judy Woodruff Husband
She married Al Hunt. A columnist and former reporter. The two met each other in 1976 in Plains, Georgia during a softball game between journalists and staff of the Carter presidential campaign. They later wedded on April 5, 1980. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
Judy Woodruff Daughter | Children
She and Al are blessed with three children, Jeffrey who was born in1981, Benjamin who was born in 1986, and Lauren who was born in 1989. Lauren was adopted at the age of four months from Korea.
Judy Woodruff Son
Judy and her family live in Washington, D.C. but they have another residence in nearby Maryland. Surprisingly, Judy gave birth to her son Jeffrey about five hours after appearing on air. However, he was born with a mild case of spina bifida and he became disabled and brain-damaged in 1998 after undergoing surgery. As a result, Judy was forced to reduce her workload at CNN so that she could take care of her son
Judy Woodruff Education
She attended the Academy of Richmond County, a high school in Augusta. She also holds a B.A from Duke University. In 1963, Judy won the beauty pageant Young Miss Augusta.
Judy Woodruff Pbs Newshour
She joined PBS in mid-1983 and became the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. Apart from reporting on politics, Judy conducted studio interviews and also served as a backup anchor. She began hosting the weekly documentary series called Frontline with Judy Woodruff some few months later after its presenter Jessica Savitch passed on in October t1983.
However, Judy left Frontline in 1990 to create time for her family and at the NewsHour. While working at PBS, Judy covered all presidential conventions and campaigns. She as well moderated the 1988 vice-presidential debate between Dan Quayle (R-IN) and Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) United States Senators.
Judy left CNN in 2005 and rejoined PBS and NewsHour in 2006. In 2013, Judy and Gwen Ifill became the PBS’s official anchors. They both took over from the founding presenter Jim Lehrer. She and Ifill shared managing newsgathering duties until Ifill died in 2016. Judy took over Ifill’s role as the program’s sole main presenter.
Judy’s other colleagues at PBS include:
Ray Suarez– anchor
Judy Woodruff Parkinson’s
On Feb 3, 2009, Judy published a Transcript on the PBS NEWSHOUR site about Parkinson’s. That night, living with Parkinson’s disease was the main debate on the PBS NEWSHOUR channel. The subject of a new Frontline documentary aired that night on many PBS stations. It was about a personal story of a correspondent named Dave Iverson, who, like his father and brother, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
Judy Woodruff Salary
Her main source of income is her job as the anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. Judy earns an average salary of $124,580 per year.
Judy Woodruff Net Worth
She has accumulated a decent fortune from her career of many years in the media industry. Judy has an estimated net worth of $3.67 million.
Is Judy Woodruff Married
Yes. Judy married Al Hunt. A columnist and former reporter. The two met each other in 1976 in Plains, Georgia during a softball game between journalists and staff of the Carter presidential campaign. They later wedded on April 5, 1980. The wedding ceremony was held at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church in Washington, D.C.
Where Does Judy Woodruff Live
Judy and her family live in Washington, D.C. but they have another residence in nearby Maryland. Surprisingly, Judy gave birth to her son Jeffrey about five hours after appearing on air. However, he was born with a mild case of spina bifida and he became disabled and brain-damaged in 1998 after undergoing surgery.
Who Is Judy Woodruff’s Daughter
Her daughter Lauren was adopted at the age of four months from Korea. Lauren gave birth to a son called Andrea Mitchell.