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Women’s Media Center Congratulates Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff New Co-anchors for PBS “Newshour”

August 7, 2013

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Women’s Media Center congratulates Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff on being named co-anchors and managing editors for PBS “Newshour.”

PBS made the announcement on Tuesday noting “this will mark the first time a network broadcast has had a female co-anchor team.”

“This represents a milestone for PBS and for broadcast television,” said Julie Burton, president of The Women’s Media Center. “We are pleased that Ifill and Woodruff — two highly regarded, veteran journalists — have been elevated to these new positions on PBS "Newshour." We wish them both the best in this new venture.”

The Women’s Media Center works to make women and girls visible and powerful in the media through strategic programs that transform the media landscape, and that include media training, media monitoring and activism, media reports, media programs, and special initiatives.  The Women’s Media Center also produces original media content on our CBS radio show, Women’s Media Center Live with Robin Morgan, and publishes Women’s Media Center Features that provide progressive women’s perspectives on both headline stories and timely events. The organization was founded in 2005 by Jane Fonda, Robin Morgan, and Gloria Steinem.