A journalist who was a familiar face on television during a career that included stints at NBC and PBS died today. The New York Times reports that Gwen Ifill died of cancer at a hospice facility in Washington. She was 61.
“Ms. Ifill was the moderator and managing editor of ‘Washington Week’ and the co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of ‘PBS NewsHour,’ the culmination of a career that began in 1981 at The Baltimore Evening Sun,” The Times reports. “Both she and Ms. Woodruff moderated a Democratic debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders in February.”
Ifill also reported for The Washington Post and The New York Times, including covering Congress, presidential campaigns and national political conventions.
She authored “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,” published on inauguration day in 2009.
Here’s a piece posted by MSNBC in which Pete Williams remembers Ifill …