Remembering Gwen Ifill Journalist

Remembering Gwen Ifill Journalist

“Washington Week” moderator and “PBS NewsHour” co-anchor Gwen Ifill passed away Monday. She was 61.

We remember our friend and colleague and her nearly 40-year career as a newspaper and television journalist.

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At 7 pm week days from Monday through Friday John and I will leave our computer desks and join each other to watch the evening news from PBS, which usually is presented by Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff taking us to the various events of in US  and in world.  We enjoy seeing both of them.  They are part of our daily life.  We did not expect anything much when we did not see Gwen for a week or so.  Then the world came crashing down on us again when we heard the news that Gwen passed away on Monday November 14.  The traumatic effect is just like the result of the US presidential election.  But with Gwen Ifill passing away is just like we lost a close friend that we long to see every evening to give us knowledge of the world around us.  We will miss her and appreciate the hard work that she and the PBS organization provided for us.  May she rest in peace, we will think of her fondly always.

Ing-On Vibulbhan-Watts, Sunday, November 20, 2016

What Gwen Ifill meant to us

PBS NewsHour

November 15, 2016

The news of Gwen Ifill’s death has left a void in the world of journalism and politics. Judy Woodruff and Hari Sreenivasan speak with a few of her friends and colleagues about her legacy and what made her so beloved.

John Dickerson’s Tribute to His Beloved Friend and Colleague Gwen Ifill (link is external)

by John Dickerson | Slate

November 15, 2016

Gwen’s smile. It was so strong it greeted you before you met her. You could read by the light of her smile. And if you could make her laugh that was a prize. The sound of pure joy.

Pete Williams Remembers Renowned Journalist Gwen Ifill, Who Passed At 61 (link is external)

by Pete Williams | MSNBC

November 15, 2016

PBS anchor Gwen Ifill, one of the most prominent journalists in the country, has passed away at the age of 61. NBC’s Pete Williams reports

of 61. NBC’s Pete Williams reports.

The Gwen Ifill Fund for Journalism Excellence (link is external)

A tribute to Gwen Ifill’s remarkable life and legacy

EXTRA: Friends and colleagues celebrate the life of Gwen Ifill

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President Obama: Gwen Ifill was an “extraordinary journalist”


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Gwen Ifill’s first program as moderator of Washington Week



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Gwen Ifill as a child

Gwen Ifill, 1965, with her siblings outside the church where her father worked in Buffalo.

Gwen with her siblings Oliver, Maria and Roberto in 1961.

Gwen had several siblings including Earle, Roberto and Oliver.

Gwen with her family

Gwen with her parents

Gwen with her godson

Gwen Ifill with her cousin Sherrily Ifill, president of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund.

Gwen Ifill on the Great Wall of China

Gwen Ifill graduated from Simmons College in 1977.

A young Gwen Ifill, typing her story.

Gwen Ifill graduated from Simmons College in 1977.

Gwen Ifill with her brothers Oliver and Roberto at her 1977 graduation from Simmons College

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Gwen Ifill started her career as a newspaper reporter for The Boston Herald American, The Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and The New York Times.

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Gwen with her friend New York Times reporter Robin Toner during the 1988 presidential campaign.

Gwen covered the 1988 presidential campaign of Jesse Jackson

Gwen Ifill covered presidential hopefull Bill Clinton for The New York Times during his 1992 campaign

Gwen Ifill, 1992 campaign

Gwen Ifill on the set of Meet the Press in 1994 with her mentor Tim Russert, Washington Post reporter David Broder and NBC reporter Lisa Myers.

Gwen Ifill with her NBC colleagues Tom Brokaw, Lisa Myers and David Bloom.

Gwen Ifill with her NBC News colleague Andrea Mitchell during the 1996 presidential campaign.

Gwen covered seven presidential campaigns. This is from the convention in 1996.

Gwen Ifill with her NBC News colleagues

Gwen Ifill was chief political and Congressional correspondent at NBC News from 1994-1999.

Gwen Ifill with her mentor and friend Tim Russert.

Gwen Ifill was a Congressional Correspondent for NBC News from 1994 until joining PBS in 1999.

Gwen Ifill joined Washington Week as moderator in 2009. She had been a regular panelists for many years.

Gwen Ifill interviewed Illinois state senator Barack Obama after his 2004 speech at the Democratic National Convention.

Gwen Ifill with her one-time Washington Post colleague and long-time Washington Week panelist Dan Balz.

Gwen Ifill with Colin Powell

Gwen Ifill interviewing the first justice on the U.S. Supreme Court Sandra Day O’Connor for the PBS NewsHour.

Gwen moderated two vice presidential debates including the 2008 debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden.

Days before the 2008 vice presidential debate, Gwen tripped on research in her home and broke her ankle. She moderated the debate without pain medication.

One of Gwen’s biggest mentors was the late Meet the Press moderator Tim Russert, her one-time boss at NBC News

Gwen Ifill joined Washington Week in 1999 as moderator. She called the show her ‘sandbox,’ where she could gather every Friday with her smartest friends.

Gwen Ifill with two long-time Washington Week panelists — co-anchor of ABC’s This Week Martha Raddatz and anchor of CBS’ Face the Nation John Dickerson.

Gwen Ifill with the staff of Washington Week in 2013.

Gwen Ifill was awarded a 2008 Peabody Award for bringing Washington Week to live audiences around the country. She loved meeting fans of the show.

Gwen Ifill with long-time senior producer Chris Guarino after accepting the 2008 Peabody Award for Washington Week’s election year road series.

Gwen Ifill joined the PBS NewsHour in 1999.

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff were named co-anchors of the PBS NewsHour in 2013

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff anchoring coverage of the 2012 presidential conventions.

Gwen was a best-selling author of her 2009 book “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”

Gwen Ifill with George and Amal Clooney

In September 2015, Gwen moderated “America After Charleston,” examining the issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston,

In September 2015, Gwen moderated “America After Charleston,” examining the issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston,

In September 2014, Gwen moderated “America After Ferguson,” discussing the many issues facing communities in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

In September 2014, Gwen moderated “America After Ferguson,” discussing the many issues facing communities in the wake of Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson, Missouri.

Gwen was committed to helping young journalists and served on the board of the News Literacy Project.

Gwen Ifill last interviewed President Obama in June 2016

Gwen Ifill first interviewed a young state senator Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic National Convention and featured him in her 2009 book ‘The Breakthrough.’ Ifill last interviewed the president in June 2016.

Gwen Ifill has received over 20 honorary degrees.

GwenIfill was a big lover of music, including Stevie Wonder.

Gwen Ifill with PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger

As part of the on going PBS History Makers presentations, Gwen Ifill interviews singer and actress Eartha Kitt.

Gwen Ifill was a big music fan, including Elton John.

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