PBS Newshour will have new co-anchors: Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff, who co-anchored PBS Newshour’s special election coverage in 2012.
“”This marks an exciting new chapter in the history of PBS NEWSHOUR,” said Linda Winslow, executive producer for the show, in a statement. “Gwen and Judy have been the heart and soul of NEWSHOUR for years, so it’s wonderful to formalize these new roles and give them an opportunity to provide even more input on the content and direction of the show.”
Other announcements included Hari Sreenivasan serving as senior correspondent for the show, and three correspondents being given specific responsibilities. Jeffrey Brown was named Chief Correspondent for Arts, Culture, and Society. Ray Suarez was named Chief National Correspondent. And Margaret Warner was named Chief Foreign Correspondent.
” It’s also great to have talented correspondents like Jeff, Ray, Hari and Margaret available to help us get out in the field to explore topics that point up their in-depth knowledge of the subjects they’ll be covering,” said Winslow.
Ifill said that she was pleased to be taking the role with Woodruff.
“We’ve successfully worked side-by-side for many years covering conventions, elections and countless other news events,” she said in a statement. “We make a great team.”
“Gwen and I love working together and appreciate the trust viewers put in the PBS NEWSHOUR, both on TV and online,” said Woodruff in a statement. “Working with Linda and this entire terrific team, we’ll do our best to make sure the next chapter for the NEWSHOUR upholds its reputation for excellence, independence and integrity.”