Judy Woodruff and Al Hunt 2018
PBS NewsHour and Bloomberg
Albert R. Hunt was a Bloomberg Opinion columnist covering politics and policy. He previously was the executive editor of Bloomberg News and host of “Political Capital with Al Hunt” on Bloomberg Television. Hunt worked four decades at the Wall Street Journal, where he was a reporter, bureau chief and executive Washington editor. He wrote a weekly column titled “Politics & People.” Hunt also directed the Journal‘s polling, was president of the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund and a board member of the Ottaway community newspapers.
NPF judges took the rare step of honoring two journalists. Their citation: “Judy Woodruff and Albert R. Hunt are true partners in journalism and life. Their contributions to journalism personify lifetime achievement. Both have had distinguished careers across different media. Both have been generous mentors to an army of journalism heavyweights. Both have fostered informed and civilized public discussion of issues of critical importance to our nation.”