Monday, November 14, 2016
PBS’ Gwen Ifill passes away
“PBS NewsHour” co-host Gwen Ifill, 61, passed away. She had cancer.
When she took over “Washington Week,” Ifill became the first African-American woman to host a major political TV talk show. She covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated the vice presidential debates in 2004 and 2008.
She advanced to “PBS NewsHour” in 2013. With Judy Woodruff was Ifill’s co-anchor, it became the only all-female national anchorship.
Ifill was a preacher's daughter. She was born in New York City to a Panamanian immigrant dad and a Barabadian mother. She also worked for the Baltimore Evening Sun, the Boston Herald American, the Washington Post and the New York Times.
That’s an impressive resume.