Gwen Ifill Judy WoodwardPBS announced yesterday that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be co-anchors and managing editors for the PBS Newshour marking the first time a network broadcast has had a female co-anchor team, and only the second time a female has been named an evening news host.

“This marks an exciting new chapter in the history of PBS Newshour,” said Linda Winslow, the show’s executive producer. “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.”

”I am so pleased to be taking on this new role alongside my colleague and dear friend Judy Woodruff,” Ifill said. “We’ve successfully worked side-by-side for many years covering conventions, elections and countless other news events. 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. “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.”

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