Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz for PBS NewsHour

PBS NewsHour Co-Anchors Geoff Bennett and Amna Nawaz. Photo by Mike Morgan.

PBS NewsHour is the primary daily, breaking and special news producer for PBS. It produces PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend, and Washington Week, as well as has a robust footprint across digital and social platforms.

PBS NewsHour is co-anchored by Amna Nawaz and Geoff Bennett and features the latest news, analysis, field reports from around the world, live studio interviews and discussions. For almost 50 years, millions have turned to it as public broadcasting’s marquee nightly news program for the solid, reliable reporting that has made it the most objective news program on television. PBS News Weekend is anchored by national correspondent John Yang. Washington Week is the longest-running primetime news and public affairs program on television.

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PBS NewsHour Staff List

Senior Staff

  • Sara Just, Senior Executive Producer, PBS NewsHour, PBS News Weekend, Washington Week; Senior Vice President, WETA
  • Chris Alexander, Executive Director, Media Resources
  • Lorna Baldwin, Senior Producer
  • Kojo Boateng, Creative Director
  • Emily Carpeaux, Senior Producer, Field Segments
  • Leah Clapman, Managing Editor, Education
  • Russ Clarkson, Senior Producer, News
  • Richard Coolidge, Senior Managing Producer
  • Travis Daub, Director, Digital
  • Anne Davenport, Senior Producer, Arts
  • Vanessa Dennis, Director, Product
  • Gretchen Frazee, Senior Coordinating Broadcast Producer
  • Erica Hendry, Managing Editor
  • Murrey Jacobson, Senior Producer & National Affairs Editor
  • Kamili Johnson, Senior Director, Production Management
  • Stephanie Kotuby, Senior Editorial Producer; Executive Producer, Washington Week
  • Phil Maravilla, Senior Producer, PBS NewsHour West
  • Nick Massella, Executive Director of Communications, Spokesperson
  • Patti Parson, Managing Producer
  • Michael Rancilio, Senior Vice President and General Manager
  • Talesha Reynolds, Senior Producer, Content and Special Projects
  • Matt Speiser, Vice President, Operations
  • Beth Summers, Senior Producer, Politics
  • Morgan Till, Senior Foreign Affairs Producer
  • Rachel Wellford, Executive Producer, PBS News Weekend; Senior Producer, Washington Week


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PBS NewsHour retains full authority over editorial content to protect the best journalistic and business interests of our organization. We maintain a firewall between news coverage decisions and sources of all revenue. Acceptance of financial support does not constitute implied or actual endorsement of donors or their products, services or opinions.

We accept donations, grants and sponsorships from individuals and organizations for the general support of our activities, but our news judgments are made independently and not on the basis of donor support.

We will cede no right of review or influence of editorial content, nor of unauthorized distribution of editorial content.


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