PBS Newshour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Tuesday, they discussed the upcoming election at a National Press Club luncheon, in Washington, DC.
Gwen Ifill joined PBS in 1999. Previously, she was a reporter for the Baltimore Evening Sun, the Boston Herald American and the Washington Post, and went on to become chief congressional correspondent and political correspondent for NBC News and White House Correspondent for the New York Times. In 2008, she won a George Foster Peabody Award for her work on "Washington Week." And during the 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, she moderated the Vice Presidential debates.
Judy Woodruff, co-anchor of the PBS Newshour with Gwen Ifill, anchored CNN's "Inside Politics" for 12 years. Prior to that, she served as White House correspondent for NBC News and then became the chief Washington correspondent for PBS's "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour and anchor of PBS' "Frontline with Judy Woodruff."
Woodruff won an Edward R. Murrow Lifetime Achievement Award in Broadcast Journalism/Television, among other awards.