Judy Woodruff, a veteran of more than 20 years in broadcast journalism, is CNN's prime anchor and senior correspondent. She co- anchors Inside Politics, the nation's only daily program devoted exclusively to political news, airing weekdays from 4 - 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 - 9 p.m. (ET) with Bernard Shaw. Woodruff and Shaw are CNNs main Campaign USA 96 anchor team. Both are also Washington co- anchors, along with London Anchor Hilary Bowker, of CNN WorldView, an hour-long international newscast that examines the major stories and issues around the world airing weekdays from 6 - 7 p.m. (ET).
In addition, Woodruff serves as an anchor for CNN's special coverage of live events. In September 1995, she traveled to Beijing to cover the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. She has moderated CNN's first two international town meetings titled, "Global Forums," with President Clinton in 1994 and former President Carter in 1995. She was also the co-anchor for CNN's coverage of Richard Nixon's funeral. She joined CNN in 1993.
Woodruff has been covering politics and campaigns from Carter to Clinton. She moderated the 1988 vice presidential debate and has reported on every national political convention and presidential campaign since 1976.
In the ten years prior to joining CNN, Woodruff was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984 - 1990, she anchored public television's award-winning weekly documentary series, Frontline With Judy Woodruff.
Prior to joining the NewsHour, Woodruff was chief Washington correspondent for NBC's Today Show from 1982 - 1983. She also served as NBC News' White House correspondent from 1977 - 1982, covering both the Carter and Reagan administrations. Woodruff joined NBC News as a general assignment reporter based in Atlanta in 1975. From 1970 - 1974, she was a correspondent for WAGA-TV, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, where she reported on the State Legislature for five years and anchored the noon and evening news.
In 1995, Woodruff and her husband, Al Hunt, Executive Washington Editor of the Wall Street Journal, were presented the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism, that same year she won the CableAce Award for best newscaster, the cable industry's most prestigious award from the National Academy of Cable Programming. In 1994, she was the first recipient of the National Women's Hall of Fame "President's 21st Century Award." In 1994, she and her husband were named two of the Washingtonians of the Year by Washingtonian magazine for their fundraising work to fight Spina Bifida. In 1986, the NewsHour was awarded the first Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize by the Washington Radio Television Correspondents Association for Woodruff's series on national defense issues. In 1976, she was honored as Outstanding Communicator by Atlanta Women in Communications. In 1975, Woodruff received an Emmy Award from the Atlanta chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in the communications industries worldwide. She serves on the Board of Advisors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University and the Freedom Forum First Amendment Center. Woodruff is a graduate of Duke University, where she serves on its Board of Trustees.
Her book, This is Judy Woodruff at the White House, published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley, documents her experiences as a journalist.