NASHVILLE, TN — On Friday, May 31, Nashville Public Television will host a breakfast with special guest Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour, public television’s signature nightly news program. Woodruff will be joined by NPT’s La Tonya Turner to talk about her career in broadcast journalism – and about the NewsHour’s place in an increasingly fractured media landscape. The event will be held in the Pinnacle Learning Center (Pinnacle Financial Partners, 150 3rd Ave. S., Nashville, TN 37201) and will begin promptly at 7 a.m.
Tickets are available at judynpt.eventbrite.com and are $100 per person, which includes the event and parking at the Pinnacle building in downtown Nashville.
Woodruff has covered politics and other news topics for more than four decades at NBC, CNN and PBS. She was the chief Washington correspondent for the MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour from 1983 to 1993. From 1984 to 1990, she also anchored PBS’ award-winning documentary series, Frontline with Judy Woodruff. She moved to CNN in 1993, where her duties included anchoring the weekday program Inside Politics. Woodruff returned to the NewsHour in 2007, and in 2013, she and the late Gwen Ifill were named the first two women to co-anchor a national news broadcast. Woodruff was named sole anchor after Ifill’s death.
Woodruff is a founding co-chair of the International Women’s Media Foundation, an organization dedicated to promoting and encouraging women in journalism and communication industries worldwide. She serves on the boards of trustee of the Freedom Forum, The Duke Endowment and the Carnegie Corporation of New York, and is a director of Public Radio International and the National Association to End Homelessness.
Over the course of her career, Woodruff has received the Radcliffe Medal, the Poynter Medal for Lifetime Achievement in Journalism, the Gwen Ifill Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Protect Journalists and the Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism from Arizona State University. Her numerous other awards include the Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Television from Washington State University and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in the Media from the University of South Dakota. She is the recipient of more than 25 honorary degrees and is a trustee emerita of Duke University, her alma mater.
Proceeds from Breakfast & Conversation with Judy Woodruff support NPT’s educational, cultural and civic programming.