PBS announced Tuesday that Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will be co-hosts and managing editors of the nightly show “NewsHour,” marking the first time that a network has had a female co-anchor team.
The show currently has a rotating anchor format.
Woodruff will solo host the show on Fridays while Ifill hosts Washington Week.
“This marks an exciting new chapter in the history of PBS NewsHour,” said Linda Winslow, executive producer for PBS NewsHour, in a statement. “Gwen and Judy have been the heart and soul of NewsHour for years, so it’s wonderful to formalize these new roles and give them an opportunity to provide even more input on the content and direction of the show.”