Woodruff Gets Gaylord Prize


PBS NewsHour anchor Judy Woodruff will receive the Gaylord Prize for Excellence in Journalism and Mass Communications from the University of Oklahoma.

Woodruff is a Tulsan native and has spent four decades covering Washington for NBC, CNN and now PBS.

"Judy Woodruff is passionate about serious journalism and knows as much about American politics and American government as any reporter in the business," said Gaylord College Dean Joe Foote in announcing the award. "On top of that, she is a native Oklahoman."

The Gaylord prize is for "a lengthy and distinguished career symbolized by high standards of excellence."