BGR 2022 Annual Luncheon to Feature PBS NewsHour Anchor Judy Woodruff

September 28, 2022

NEW ORLEANS – Today, the Bureau of Governmental Research (BGR) announced its 2022 Annual Luncheon speaker, Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour. At the luncheon, Woodruff will discuss “From Where I Sit: Thoughts on the Press, Politics and the Future of Public Discourse.” The luncheon will take place Friday, November 18, at 12 p.m. at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside Hotel located at 2 Poydras Street.

This year’s Annual Luncheon will also highlight BGR’s 90th anniversary with a special tribute to past chairs of its board of directors. The gathering is BGR’s first in-person annual luncheon since the start of the pandemic.

“For a decade on the anchor desk of PBS NewsHour, Judy Woodruff has chronicled the changes in politics and the media that shape how we, as citizens, engage with our elected leaders and with each other,” said BGR President and CEO Rebecca Mowbray. “As an organization that informs the public and policymakers on ways to improve government in the New Orleans area, BGR looks forward to presenting Judy’s unique insights and observations.”

Read more about Judy Woodruff and the BGR Annual Luncheon in our media release.

BGR’s presentation of Judy Woodruff is part of the Janet Howard Speaker Series in Governmental Research.