“It’s kind of a dream come true,” Judy Woodruff tells TVNewser about the job she started last September. ”I pinch myself every day to believe that I am co-anchoring the [PBS] NewsHour.”
“I got the great chance to be a caretaker” of an iconic show, says Ifill.
The veteran journalists made history when, on September 9, 2013, they became the first women to co-anchor a nightly network newscast.
“No matter where I go around the country,” Woodruff says, “people come up, and they just say how excited they are, how thrilled they are” about the groundbreaking team.
Noteworthy as it may be, the NewsHour‘s co-founder, Jim Lehrer, tells TVNewser that Ifill and Woodruff got the nod simply for being the “logical and best combination” for the job.
Calling the duo “terrific,” he says he’s delighted with a transition that was more than two years in the making.