PBS NewsHour made the official announcement on Wednesday that Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett would succeed Judy Woodruff as co-anchors of the newscast.
Nawaz has been chief correspondent for NewsHour and Bennett as been chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor.
They will start in their new roles on January 2. Woodruff announced earlier this year that she planned to step down as anchor of the broadcast, having served as solo anchor since 2016 and, before that, co-anchor with Gwen Ifill since 2013.
Woodruff’s last newscast will be on Dec. 30, and she will then embark on a reporting project for PBS, Judy Woodruff Presents: America at a Crossroads.
The appointment of Nawaz and Bennett to succeed Woodruff confirms reports from earlier this year of a transition for the broadcast, which launched in 1975 with anchor Robert MacNeil. The newscast is now produced by WETA-TV in Washington, D.C.
Bennett and Nawaz will remain as NBC News and MSNBC contributors.
Bennett joined NewsHour earlier this year from NBC News, where he was White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. He previously worked for NPR, first as an editor for Weekend Edition and later as a reporter covering Congress and the White House.
– Courtesy: Deadline.com