R.I.P. Gwen Ifill

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From the Daily Kos:

By KELSEY SUTTON and HADAS GOLD

Gwen Ifill, the longtime news anchor who had served as a co-host of PBS’s NewsHour and as moderator of “Washington Week,” has died fter a battle with cancer, PBS has confirmed. She was 61.

“I am very sad to tell you that our dear friend and beloved colleague Gwen Ifill passed away today in hospice care in Washington,” WETA president and CEO Sharon percy Rockefeller wrote in an email to staff at the public TV station Monday. “I spent an hour with her this morning and she was resting comfortably, surrounded by loving family and friends… Earlier today, I conveyed to Gwen the devoted love and affection of all of us at WETA/NewsHour. Let us hold Gwen and her family even closer now in our hearts and prayers.”

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3 thoughts on “R.I.P. Gwen Ifill

  1. Wow ! I had no idea that Gwen was sick,then again she pretty much wanted it to be that way.

    As a kid,she said that she didn’t see a lot of Black women like her on TV and she was right.I felt the same way and initially wanted to be a journalist but changed my mind because of the fickleness of the business and how negatively skewed journalism has become in recent years .She was one of those journalists that kept journalism classy and worth watching. Gwen was a rare breed of the business and she will be sorely missed.

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