By Lynette Rice
May 12, 2011 at 03:24 PM EDT

PBS announced today that, effective June 6, Jim Lehrer will no longer be a regular anchor on PBS Newshour. He still plans to appear on many Friday evenings to moderate his weekly analysis of syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. He’ll also remained involved in the editorial direction of Newshour.

In 2009, PBS transitioned The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer to Newshour and began rotating in Gwen Ifill, Judy Woodruff, Jeffrey Brown, Ray Suarez and Margaret Warner as anchors.

PBS Newshour airs five nights a week on more than 315 PBS stations across the country and is also available online.

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