The citation was given by US organisation The Association for Women
in Communications (AWC). Each year, the AWC presents this award
to a communications professional for achieving the highest level
of professional excellence.
An official release informs that Woodruff joined CNN in 1993. She
anchors Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics. This claims to be
America's first programme devoted exclusively to politics. In addition
to her daily reporting duties, Woodruff reports on breaking political
news stories and co-anchors CNN's special coverage of political
events such as debates and major presidential speeches. She has
reported on every national political convention and presidential
campaign since 1976, adds the release.
Earlier this year in February, Woodruff was inducted into the Georgia
Association of Broadcasters' Hall of Fame. The following month,
the Radio-Television News Directors Association and Foundation honoured
her with the Leonard Zeidenberg First Amendment Award. Woodruff
is a founding co-chair of the International Women's Media Foundation.
This organisation is dedicated to promoting and encouraging women
in communication industries worldwide, the release informs.
Founded in 1909, the AWC is a non profit organisation of more than
7,500 members. It recognises excellence, promotes leadership and
does its best to position its members at the forefront of the evolving
communications era. The association claims membership in more than
100 professional and student chapters around the world and a strong
network of independent members.