News Vet Woodruff To Be Honored At Gracies


The anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour” will be honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 43rd Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon. Hosting the luncheon will be another television news veteran, Erica Hill of CNN.

Receiving the honor at the 2018 Gracies Luncheon, organized by the leadership of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), is Judy Woodruff.

Woodruff has had a long and storied career as a news anchor and journalist. She presently serves as the host of the “PBS News Hour,” and from 1983-1993 served as the chief Washington correspondent for “The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour.” From 1984-1990, she also anchored PBS’ documentary series, “Frontline with Judy Woodruff.”

For 12 years, she served as anchor and senior correspondent for CNN. She’s also been at NBC News, serving as White House Correspondent for several years and for one year as Chief Washington Correspondent for TODAY.

She also anchored a monthly program for Bloomberg Television, “Conversations with Judy Woodruff.”

Among the many awards, Woodruff has received the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television. She also authored the book, “This is Judy Woodruff at the White House,” published in 1982. Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in communication industries worldwide.

“I am thrilled to receive a Gracie from the Alliance for Women in Media, a truly pioneering organization in promoting women across the spectrum of media careers,” Woodruff said. “Since its start as AWRT, it has been dedicated to creating opportunities for women and, thankfully, we see the results all around us.”

The Gracies honor individual achievement and outstanding programming at the local level for TV and radio, public level for radio, and student level for TV, radio & interactive media. The June 27 event takes place at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York.

AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, who serves as President of Katz Radio Group, said, “Since the beginning of her journalism career in 1976, Judy Woodruff’s connected, well-researched approach is consistently present and illustrates why she is so worthy of this
Lifetime Achievement Award. We at AWM and AWMF, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud to honor and celebrate outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.”