Judy Woodruff in the early 1980s (left) and a current photograph of the Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of
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Judy Woodruff in the early 1980s (left) and a current photograph of the Co-Anchor and Managing Editor of "The PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff."

Judy Woodruff is among the many prominent journalists who got their start in Georgia. After working as a news department secretary at Atlanta's WQXI-TV, she got her first reporting job in 1970 at WAGA-TV (then the CBS affiliate). Five years later, Woodruff was hired by NBC News to cover the South, including Gov. Jimmy Carter's run for the White House.

After an illustrious career in broadcast journalism, she's now the co-anchor and managing editor of "The PBS NewsHour with Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff."

Next month, Woodruff will be among those inducted into the Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame. We speak with her about the state of journalism today, including how the non-stop news cycle emphasizes speed over accuracy.

PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff talks about the training she received during the early years of her journalism career in Atlanta. She was first hired in 1970 by WAGA-TV to cover the Georgia Legislature. "It was baptism by fire, but I can’t imagine a better way to understand American politics that to start, you know, right there."