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Gwen Ifill

Ifill on PBS NewsHour at the Republican National Convention, August 2012
Born Gwendolyn L. Ifill
September 29, 1955(1955-09-29)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died November 14, 2016(2016-11-14) (aged 61)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Cause of death Endometrial cancer
Education Simmons College
Occupation Journalist, author

Gwendolyn L. "Gwen" Ifill (/ˈfəl/;[1] September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016)[2] was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. In 2016, she moderate the New Hampshire Democratic Primary debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.[3]

She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.[4]

Ifill died of endometrial cancer while under hospice care in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2016, at age 61.[5]


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