Jim Lehrer, a longtime anchor at PBS, died Thursday, the public broadcaster announced Thursday. He was 85.
"It is with great sadness that we share the news that co-founder and longtime anchor of the PBS @NewsHour Jim Lehrer has passed away," PBS Tweeted.
Lehrer stepped down as full-time anchor of the NewsHour in 2011.
Judy Woodruff, Lehrer's colleague at PBS, tweeted, "I am devastated to share news that my dear friend and cofounder of the @NEWSHOUR Jim Lehrer died today at home. Sending love to his Kate and their family."