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‘PBS NewsHour’ Sets Succession Plan for Judy Woodruff

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Brian Steinberg Senior TV Editor“PBS NewsHour” typically dissects the news with a depth its counterparts at ABC, NBC and CBS do not.

For tonight, at least, the venerable show is generating headlines of its own.Judy Woodruff, the veteran news anchor who logged time at NBC News and CNN before taking up anchor duties at PBS’ venerable “NewsHour,” is expected to leave the desk in early 2023, according to two people familiar with the matter.

She is expected to continue to lead the program through this year’s midterm elections. If plans follow through as anticipated, she will be succeeded by Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett, these people say — a major shift at a public-media institution that is a daily part of its viewers’ news routine.

A spokesman for “PBS NewsHour” said the program “had no anchor desk news to announce.” Succession plans at the show were reported previously by Puck News.

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