Judy Woodruff, along with Bernard Shaw, anchors CNN's Election 2000 coverage. A 30-year veteran of broadcast journalism, Woodruff also is CNN's prime anchor and senior correspondent. She co-anchors with Shaw both Inside Politics, the nation's first program devoted exclusively to politics, airing from 5-6 p.m., (All times Eastern) and WorldView, an international newscast that examines the major worldwide stories and issues. WorldView airs nightly from 6-6:30 p.m. Woodruff also co-anchors the Wednesday edition of CNN NewsStand, a nightly news program that, with hard news and long-form reports, provides viewers with additional context and perspective on the day's most pressing issues. CNN NewsStand airs weekdays from 10-11 p.m. Woodruff joined CNN in 1993.
In addition to her daily reporting duties, Woodruff co-anchors CNN's special coverage of such events as political conventions and summits. For CNN's Election 2000 coverage, she moderated the Phoenix Republican presidential debate that CNN aired in November 1999, the CNN and WMUR-TV/Imes Communications Republican presidential town hall meeting at Dartmouth College in October 1999, the CNN/WMUR-TV Republican presidential debate in January 2000 and the CNN/Los Angeles Times Republican presidential debate in March 2000.
In September 1995, she traveled to Beijing to cover the U.N. World Conference on Women. She moderated CNN's first two "Global Forums," international town meetings with President Bill Clinton in 1994 and former President Jimmy Carter in 1995. She also co-anchored CNN's coverage of President Richard Nixon's funeral.
She has been covering politics and campaigns for most of her career. Woodruff moderated the 1988 vice presidential debate and has reported on every national political convention and presidential campaign since 1976. Before she joined CNN, Woodruff was the chief Washington correspondent for The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour. From 1984 to 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. She also served as NBC News' White House correspondent from 1977 to 1982, covering both the Carter and Ronald Reagan administrations. Woodruff joined NBC News as a general assignment reporter based in Atlanta in 1975. From 1970 to 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.
Her book, This is Judy Woodruff at the White House, published in 1982 by Addison-Wesley, documents her experiences as a journalist.
In 1997, Woodruff won the News and Documentary Emmy Award for outstanding instant coverage of a single breaking news story for CNN's coverage of the Olympic Park bombing. In 1996, Woodruff and Shaw won the CableACE Award for Best Anchor Team for their work on Inside Politics. In 1995, Woodruff won the CableACE for Best Newscaster. In 1995, the Freedom Forum awarded Woodruff and her husband, Al Hunt, the Allen H. Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. In 1994, she became the first recipient of the National Women's Hall of Fame President's 21st Century Award. That same year, she and her husband were named “Washingtonians of the Year” by The Washingtonian magazine for their fundraising work to fight spina bifida. And in 1986, for Woodruff's series on national defense issues, the NewsHour was awarded the first Joan Shorenstein Barone Prize by the Washington Radio and Television Correspondents' Association.
Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communications industries worldwide. She serves on the board of directors of the Freedom Forum Newseum in Arlington, Va.; the board of advisors for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University; and on the board of directors for the Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Urban Institute. Woodruff is a graduate of Duke University, where she is a Trustee Emerita.
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