Yamiche Alcindor, White House correspondent for PBS NewsHour, will become the new moderator of Washington week, PBS’s public affairs fair.
Alcindor will succeed Robert Costa, who left the show in January after having been moderator since 2017. Alcindor has been guest moderator since then.
In a statement, Sharon Percy Rockefeller, President and CEO of WETA, which produces the show, said of Alcindor: “With composure and tenacity, she has covered some of the most important political stories of our time, consistently demonstrating the highest standards of journalism. . “
Alcindor will continue her role on PBS NewsHour, as well as a contributor for NBC News and MSNBC. It will start on Friday.
“This show has an incredible legacy and I’m thrilled to be a part of it. I hope to build on it, expand it and move this show forward in a distinct way in these times of challenges and controversies, ”she said in a statement. “In doing so, my guiding light will be to serve our audience and not shy away from difficult discussions about power and politics.”
She will be the show’s ninth moderator, after Costa and, before that, Gwen Ifill, who ran the show from 1999 until her death in 2016.
The show features a roundtable of print, broadcast and online journalists analyzing the past week. The show premiered on February 23, 1967, with John Davenport as its first moderator.