Gwen Ifill has died in a hospice facility in Washington, D.C. at 61. Sara Just, executive producer of “PBS NewsHour” announced Ifill’s death on November 14, 2016. The cause of death was cancer.
Gwen Ifill first established herself as a premier newspaper journalist at some of the United State’s leading institutions. Ifill then transitioned to television broadcast reporting and along with Judy Woodruff became the co-anchor and co-managing editor of the PBS Newshour’s Washington Week.
In her career, Ifill moderated the vice presidential debates of 2004 and 2008, published New York Times-best selling political works, including the 2009 book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
Just praised Ifill as a “journalist’s journalist.” A memorial service is planned to take place at a future date.