Remembering Gwen Ifill
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.
I am saddened to learn about the passing of Gwen Ifill—an incredibly talented and respected journalist.
— Paul Ryan (@SpeakerRyan) November 14, 2016
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) November 14, 2016
“We can’t expect the world to get better by itself. We have to create something we can leave the next generation,” – Gwen Ifill
— Hadas Gold (@Hadas_Gold) November 14, 2016
We mourn the loss of an outstanding and beloved journalist and friend. Gwen Ifill will be deeply missed.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) November 14, 2016
Im saddened to hear of the passing of the distinguished journalist Gwen Ifill. My prayers are with her family: https://t.co/YAnvIzAlKU
— US Rep E.B.Johnson (@RepEBJ) November 14, 2016
The reason we are all crying is because Gwen Ifill was our friend, who blessed us with her example, integrity, nurturing & humanity
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) November 14, 2016
Saddened by the passing of Gwen Ifill – a true trailblazer in her field and a role model for young women journalists across the nation.
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) November 14, 2016