Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz begin co-anchoring PBS Newshour

Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett Begin Co-Anchoring PBS NewsHour

Monday, Jan. 2, 2023 at 6 p.m.

Today, PBS NewsHour chief correspondent Amna Nawaz and chief Washington correspondent and PBS News Weekend anchor Geoff Bennett begin co-anchoring PBS NewsHour. Nawaz and Bennett succeed Judy Woodruff, who has solo-anchored PBS’s nightly news broadcast since 2016.

Bennett has reported from the White House under three presidents and has covered five presidential elections. He joined NewsHour in 2022 from NBC News, where he was a White House correspondent and substitute anchor for MSNBC. Nawaz, who has received Peabody Awards for her reporting at NewsHour on January 6, 2021, has served as NewsHour’s primary substitute anchor since she joined the NewsHour in 2018. She was previously an anchor and correspondent at ABC News, anchoring breaking news coverage and leading the network’s livestream coverage of the 2016 presidential election.

With Bennett shifting to co-anchor of the weekday NewsHour, John Yang will become the new PBS NewsHour Weekend anchor. Both Nawaz and Bennett will both remain NBC News and MSNBC political contributors. 

PBS NewsHour’s average nightly audience in July through September 2022 totaled nearly 2 million persons. The 2021 Erdos & Morgan Opinion Leaders survey ranked PBS NewsHour as the #1 most Objective, Credible and Current media organization, while for the 19th year in a row, Americans rank PBS the most trusted institution.

Tune in for the same trusted news coverage you’ve come to expect from PBS NewsHour, whether you’re watching PBS NewsHour weeknights, PBS News Weekend or Washington Week.  

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