The news side of PBS will see a new face as PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor Judy Woodruff confirmed Friday in late December.
Shields passed away Saturday at 85 due to kidney failure, per CNN.
Barrón-López takes over the position left behind by Yamiche Alcindor, who was previously NewsHour’s White House correspondent but left in March for NBC News to fill the same role.
Woodruff will remain with the program through the 2022 midterms this fall, after which she’ll step down.
Rieger died on Saturday after a battle with Glioblastoma.
As of now, three media members have died: Brent Renaud, Pierre Zakrzewski, Oleksandra Kuvshynova; meanwhile, others like Fox News’ Benjamin Hall have been severely injured.
Despite the promotion to her new role, Rogin will continue producing foreign affairs stories for the evening newscast's weekday and weekend editions.
PBS is making some changes from within the company as promotions are coming to various people.
Bennett will work as the anchor of “PBS NewsHour Weekend” starting in April when production of the show heads to WETA from WNET/New York.
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