Gwendolyn L. Ifill was born in New York City; graduated from Simmons College in Boston, MA; and enjoyed an illustrious career as a journalist. She died at age 61 from endometrial cancer.
Sara Just, “PBS NewsHour” executive producer, praised Ifill as a “journalist’s journalist.”
“Gwen was a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change. She was a mentor to so many across the industry and her professionalism was respected across the political spectrum,” Just said in a statement. Read more here.