Mar 22, 2018 - Economy & Business

Judy Woodruff is the sole anchor of "PBS NewsHour"

Judy Woodruff

PBS Newshour Anchor Judy Woodruff speaking on stage. Photo: Paul Morigi / Getty Images for Fortune

Judy Woodruff will remain as the sole anchor on "PBS NewsHour" broadcast, reports CNN. She was formally granted the title more than a year and a half after the death of her co-anchor, Gwen Ifill — together, the first all-female team on a major nightly news broadcast.

The big picture: Woodruff officially securing the top spot at "NewsHour" follows a television news industry trend of granting more high-visibility positions to women in the wake of the #MeToo movement, which saw a number of prominent men in the industry fall from grace after allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct.

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