Judy Woodruff

Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour
Judy Woodruff Crosscut festival 2021

Session: Leadership in a Time of Upheaval

6 p.m. Friday, May 7

At the helm of Congressional leadership, and having served in Congress since 1987, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has had a front-row seat for many of the most profound and impactful moments in our government’s history. Often she has been center stage. The last year included some of the most challenging and unprecedented moments of them all. Pelosi sits down with Judy Woodruff, who has anchored PBS Newshour’s coverage of most of these stories, for a conversation about this era of upheaval, Pelosi’s partnership with the Biden administration, and what Congress plans to do to tackle our many urgent issues. Judy Woodruff will be interviewing Rep. Nancy Pelosi.


About Judy Woodruff

Broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff is anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for more than four decades at NBC, CNN and PBS. From 1984 to 1990 she anchored PBS’ award-winning documentary series, “Frontline with Judy Woodruff.” After moving to CNN in 1993, she served as an anchor and senior correspondent. She returned to the NewsHour and in 2013, she and the late Gwen Ifill were named the first two women to co-anchor a national news broadcast. After Ifill’s death, Woodruff was named sole anchor in 2018. Judy is a founding co-chair of the IWMF. She serves on several boards is the recipient of more than 25 honorary degrees and numerous awards. Find her on Twitter and Instagram.


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About Crosscut Festival 2021


Join journalists, politicians, authors, creators and newsmakers from our community and around the nation May 3-8, 2021 as we come together to take a hard look at the people, policy and events that shape our lives.


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