PBS journalist Gwen Ifill has died of cancer at age 61. Ifill was co-anchor of the PBS “NewsHour” with Judy Woodruff and had moderated two vice presidential debates. She took a leave from her nightly show for health reasons earlier this year without ever making her illness public. A week ago, she went out on leave again in the midst of election coverage. PBS says Ifill was “a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity.”‘
Gwen Ifill, RIP. In a league of her own. A wonderful woman and mentor. An incisive and compelling reporter. pic.twitter.com/yZHw6cDcGr
— Robert Costa (@costareports) November 14, 2016
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— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) November 15, 2016
— Judy Woodruff (@JudyWoodruff) November 14, 2016
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— Robin Roberts (@RobinRoberts) November 15, 2016
Gwen Ifill was a role model to me and to every woman, especially black women who took up the calling of journalism. Honored to have met her. pic.twitter.com/agHfA1aIQV
— Joy JUST VOTE & MASK UP!! Reid 😷) (@JoyAnnReid) November 14, 2016
#GwenIfil oh god no. She was full of grace. A wise sister to so many of us.
— Hilary Rosen (@hilaryr) November 14, 2016
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 14, 2016