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Remembering Gwen Ifill

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One of the most famed and respected journalists in news media passed away this afternoon after her long fought battle with cancer.

Gwen Ifill, 61, was a prominent journalist on PBS, co-anchoring NewsHour with Judy Woodruff and moderating “Washington Week”. She is remembered for her admirable professionalism, leadership and most of all, friendship to her fellow journalists and colleagues. PBS NewsHour Executive Producer, Sara Just released a statement that spoke to Ifill’s character and reputation.

“Gwen was a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change. She was a mentor to so many across the industry and her professionalism was respected across the political spectrum. She was a journalist’s journalist and set an example for all around her…”

On Twitter, members of Congress, the media and the community remember her today.