Press: Celebrity, Author, Reporter, Bored

NBC's Judy Woodruff wants, and gets, out of the White House

Judy Woodruff leads one of the most glamorous lives in Washington. As a White House correspondent for NBC television, she has waltzed at state dinners, traveled with Presidents to New Delhi and Versailles. Acclaim has gilded every aspect of her life. Like many working mothers, Woodruff, 35, brought her infant son Jeffrey to the office one day; unlike other mothers, she was summoned to see President Reagan, who spent ten minutes bouncing the baby and chanting nursery rhymes.

Yet when excitement settles into a...