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Woodruff Leaving CNN

4/28/2005 10:05 AM Eastern

Cable News Network Inside Politics anchor Judy Woodruff will leave the network when her contract expires in June, AP reported.

Woodruff, who has been with CNN since 1993, told AP she wants to teach, write and work on long-form documentaries, and she will be a consultant and occasional contributor to the network.

She told AP, “This gives me the opportunity to sit back, take a deep breath and think about what I want to do. I do want to stay in journalism. I'm not leaving journalism. I'm just leaving daily journalism.”

CNN offered Woodruff a new contract, but she made her decision before those discussions began, AP reported.

“We're sorry to see her go," CNN/U.S. president Jonathan Klein told AP. "She's one of the most brilliant and consistent and respected Washington journalists that there has ever been."

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