Judy Woodruff

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Journalist (1946)
Sun Jul 19 2020
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The News and Documentary Emmy Award-winning journalist Judy Woodruff has worked with many renowned TV stations. Judy is in the journalism field since 1976. As of now, Woodruff is working as an anchor, managing editor at the PBS News Hour.

The talented and famous journalist Judy was born on November 20, 1946, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, as Judy Carline Woodruff. She grew up with her sister Anita Woodruff alongside her parents William H. Woodruff (father) and Anna Lee Woodruff (mother). 

Academic Backgrounds

Concerning the educational details, Judy completed her high school from the Academy of Richmond County. Then, she earned a degree in mathematics from Meredith College.

Judy Woodruff is the journalist who works as an anchor, managing editor, at the PBS News Hour.
Image: Judy Woodruff is the journalist who works as an anchor, managing editor, at the PBS News Hour.
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Similarly, Judy received a Bachelor's degree and an Honorary degree (D.H.L) in political science from Duke University. Likewise, Woodruff was also honored Honorary Degree (L.L.D) from the University of Pennsylvania back in 2005

Happily Married Woman

The 73-years-old journalist Judy is in a romantic relationship with Albert Reinold Hunt Jr, aka AI Hunt. Judy's husband AI Hunt is also a journalist by profession. Hunt who graduated from Wake Forest University is identified as the host of the TV program Sunday Morning Talk Show.

The journalist AI and Judy first met during a softball game held Plains, Georgia, back in 1976. After the very first encounter, the two journos shared a good bond, and later on, April 5, 1980, Judy & AI merrily tied their wedding knot.

The PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff is married to the journalist AI Hunt since 1980.
Snap: The PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff is married to the journalist AI Hunt since 1980.
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Their wedding took place in an intimate ceremony at St. Alban's Episcopal Church in Washington D.C. As of now, Mr. and Mrs. Hunt are sharing are living happily as a perfect married pair. Additionally, they are celebrating their 40-years of marriage anniversary delightfully.

From the strong marital bond, the husband-wife duo also shared three adorable children. They shared their first kid, a son, Jeffery Hunt in 1981. Similarly, they welcomed their second son Benjamin Hunt in 1986

The journalist's Judy Woodruff and AI Hunt's eldest son Jeffery Hunt was born of spina bifida.
Picture: The journalist's Judy Woodruff and AI Hunt's eldest son Jeffery Hunt was born of spina bifida.
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Likewise, the pair shared their second child Lauren Hunt in 1989. For the information, young Lauren is the adopted daughter of Judy & her spouse AI. Furthermore, their son Jeffery was born with spina bifida.

Net Worth & Salary

The journalist Judy has enjoys a total net worth of $8 million which she accumulated from her professional journalism work. As mentioned above, Judy Woodruff has worked on several TV stations. From there she might receive an impressive sum of wealth.

Woodruff starts her journalism career by working in the local TV stations like WQXI-TV and WAGA-TV. She has also served as a Chief Washington correspondent for NBC's The Today Show. Judy also worked on CNN from 1993 to 2005. Moreover, while working on different TV networks, Woodruff covered presidential election and campaigns.

The PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff has a net worth of $8 million.
Picture: The PBS News Hour anchor Judy Woodruff has a net worth of $8 million.
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As of now, she works as an anchor and managing editor for PBS News Hour. As per Glassdoor, the journalist who works at PBS News Hour makes an average salary between $55,714 to $60,008. But Judy is a successful and experienced journalist. So, it seems like, she is earning more than average remuneration.

Other Notable Works

The PBS News Hour anchor Judy has also authored the book titled "This is Judy Woodruff at the White House." Besides this, Woodruff is also a philanthropist who is a member of several non-profit making organizations.

Judy is the co-founder of the International Women's Media Foundation. The association help and supports women in the media. Similarly, she also helps people with spina bifida alongside her husband AI. 

Likewise, Judy is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, National Museum of American History, and John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford, among others.

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