Married to a Fellow Journalist, Judy Woodruff's Experience on Son's "Spina Bifida". Plus, Family Life and Husband
In the subject of politics, nothing escapes from her. She's covered political campaigns, presidential activities, and the like for just about all the major networks and outlets you could think of. She has worked at various television organizations like CNN, NBS News and PBS.
Look how demanded she is. So, who is the person who comes to your mind who could fit the description we just gave you? If you are having trouble selecting just one person then it okay, we will tell you. Today we will be talking about Judy Woodruff. Known for her professionalism and on-screen attitude, she has gathered many admirers and fans for herself.
Her Married Life, Husband, and Children:
So let’s find out what is going on in her personal life. Who she is married to, who are her children and everything you ought to know?
Judy Woodruff is married to Al Hunt who is an editor, columnist for Bloomberg View and the host of Bloomberg TV’s Political View. The couple got married in the year of 1970. It’s been 46 years of their marriage, and the couples are still understanding to each other and are going strong
Caption: Judy Woodruff with Husband, Al Hunt
They have three children in total. Unfortunately, her elder son Jeffrey was born in 1981 with a mild case of Spina Bifida.
Caption: Judy Woodruff and her son Jeffery.
Caption: Jeffery with the doctor in the examination room.
Spina Bifida is a birth defect where there is an incomplete closing of the backbone and membranes around the spinal cord. Jeffrey’s case was a mild one. After encouragement and some treatments, Jeffrey could somewhat be like normal kids and do things that kids of his age could do. In was until he was 16 years-old when his life took a devastating turn.
Jeffrey had to go through a surgery related to his birth condition, but the outcome of the surgery went awry. After the wrong-gone-surgery, Jeffrey couldn’t walk, talk or eat by himself. He couldn’t even blink his eyes. That was worse than a nightmare for any parents who love their kids and a challenge for the whole family. However, Jeffrey managed to graduate.
Caption: Jeffrey on his graduation party.
Despite everything, Judy said that Jeffrey was blessed to only have a mild Spina Bifida. The couple had no idea what the word “Spina Bifida” meant until one of its victims was their own son.
After learning about the disorder factor, how many children were affected by it across the United States and how horrible can Spina Bifida can get, they started Doing Campaigns of awareness about it. Both the husband and wife became an advocate for the issues that relates to her personally and families dealing with disabilities.
Al Hunt and Judy have done what they can to raise awareness of Spina Bifida including an annual “roast,” a benefit dinner in Washington every fall. In their act of awareness, Judy and Hunt have raised a huge amount of money for research and have helped thousands of families.
Judy is also the founder of International Women's Media Foundation (IWMF) which propels women forward in the media by providing training, recognition, and support to female journalists.
Judy Woodruff's Short Bio:
Born on November 20, 1946, Judy Woodruff, 69, graduated with a degree in political science from Duke University and is also a 1963 Miss Augusta winner. She started her career with WAGA-TV, a CBS affiliate and later moved to join NBC News in 1975.
She currently serves as a co-anchor and co-managing editor for PBS Newshour.