- Name: Gwen Ifill
- Born: 09/29/1955
- Died: 11/14/2016 (61 years old)
- Occupation: Journalist, author
Gwendolyn L. Ifill (// EYE-fəl; September 29, 1955– November 14, 2016) was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first woman of African descent to host a nationally televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS. Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
Birth Name: Gwendolyn L. Ifill
Credits: The New York Times, PBS NewsHour, The Washington Post, Washington Week
School: Simmons College
Alias: Gwendolyn L. Ifill
Birth Place: New York City, U.S.
Death Place: Washington, D.C.
Gwen Ifill quotes :
Barack Obama's historic 2008 presidential campaign touched on all the themes I have covered throughout my career and all of the layers of meaning that run through black politics. Ambition. Aspiration. Fear. Folly. It was all on display as Obama boarded the roller coaster that ultimately led to the White House.Gwen Ifill
Don't count out other amazing programming like Frontline. You will still find more hours of in-depth news programming, investigative journalism and analysis on PBS than on any other outlet.Gwen Ifill