Judy Woodruff Bio, Age, Height, Husband, Net Worth, PBS, CNN, and Health

Judy Woodruff Biography

A native of Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, Judy Woodruff is an American broadcast journalist who has worked in cable, network, and public television news since 1976. She is the managing editor and anchor of PBS NewsHour. 

Judy Woodruff Age

Woodruff is 75 years old as of 2021. She was born on 20 November 1946 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 20 November every year.

Judy Woodruff Height

Woodruff stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches(157 cm) tall and weighs 56 kg( 123 lb).

Judy Woodruff Education

Woodruff graduated from Duke with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 1968. She acted on Duke’s board of trustees between 1985 and 1997. Woodruff obtained an honorary degree (D.H.L.)

Judy Woodruff Family

Woodruff was born to her parents Anna Lee Woodruff (mother) and William Henry Woodruff (father) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She spent her childhood with her one sibling sister named Anita.

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Judy Woodruff Husband

Woodruff is happily married to her lovely husband Al Hunt who is a columnist and former reporter. The couple lives in Washington, D.C. with another residence in nearby Maryland.[ The duo met during a softball game between journalists and staff of the Carter presidential campaign in Plains, Georgia, in 1976.

They were blessed with three kids, Jeffrey who was born in 1981,  Benjamin who was born in 1986, and Lauren who was born in 1989. She gave birth to Jeffrey about five hours after emerging on air.

Judy Woodruff Net Worth

Woodruff has an estimated net worth of $8 Million

Judy Woodruff PBS

After graduating from Duke University in 1968, Woodruff entered local television news in Atlanta. She was named White House correspondent for NBC News in 1976, a position she held for six years. She joined PBS in 1982, where she continued White House reports for PBS NewsHour, formerly The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour, in addition to presenting another program.

She is presently operating as the anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. She has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976.

Judy Woodruff CNN

Woodruff moved to CNN in 1993 from PBS to host Inside Politics and CNN WorldView together with Bernard Shaw, until he left CNN. She left CNN in 2005 and returned to PBS and NewsHour in 2006.

In 2013, she and Gwen Ifill were its named official anchors, following founding presenter Jim Lehrer. Woodruff and Ifill shared managing newsgathering duties until Ifill’s death in 2016. Woodruff succeeded Ifill as the program’s sole main presenter.

When the daily world affairs program CNN WorldView was launched in 1995, she and Shaw became the hosts. She remained co-anchor of WorldView until it went off the air in 2001.

She left CNN in June 2005 after her contract expired in order to teach, write, and work on a long-form television project.

Judy Woodruff Health

Woodruff established the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization that internationally supports women in the media, in 1990. She has served on its board of directors and is part of its advisory council.

She and her husband, Al, have actively supported families of children with spina bifida (a condition shared by their eldest son, Jeffrey) with counseling and other necessary services.

The couple helped organize the Spina Bifida Association of America’s annual roast, during which politicians roast journalists to raise funds for the association. The event, broadcast by C-SPAN, was held between 1989 and 2008.

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