The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) will honor Judy Woodruff with the 2022 Paul White Award for her achievements in and contributions to the field of electronic journalism. “The Paul White Award is RTDNA’s highest honor, and Judy Woodruff has been a trailblazer in journalism,” said RTDNA Nominating Committee Chair Andrea Stahlman.
“She has spent her career holding the most influential decision-makers in Washington accountable, and has done so with grace, humility and dedication to the truth.” Named for the first news director of CBS, the Paul White Award recognizes an individual’s lifetime contributions to electronic journalism. Since 1956, honorees have included Edward R. Murrow, Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters and Ted Koppel. Woodruff will be recognized during an awards ceremony and reception Sept. 15 at RTDNA22 in Indianapolis.
“Judy Woodruff’s work as a journalist is legendary as one of the most influential Washington journalists since the Carter administration,” said RTDNA President and CEO Dan Shelley. “Almost as impressive, though, is her volunteer work on various boards to enhance the journalism community. Our profession has no greater ambassador.”
Woodruff is the anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour. She has covered politics and other news for five decades at NBC, CNN and PBS.