Gwen Ifill didn’t want it to be a big deal. The legendary journalist knew she’d served as a trailblazer for women and especially a beacon of what is professionally possible for women of color. And yet, more than three years after her death, Ifill is still making breakthroughs. This time, on a stamp.
BOSTON (AP) — A college in Boston will name one of its schools after the late Gwen Ifill, a co-host of PBS’s “NewsHour” and veteran journalist who moderated two vice presidential debates. Simmons College announced Tuesday the Gwen Ifill College of Media, Arts and Humanities in honor of Ifill, who graduated from the private college […]
A former reporter for The New York Times and The Washington Post, Ifill switched to television in the 1990s and covered politics and Congress for NBC News. She moved to PBS in 1999 as host of Washington Week and also worked for the nightly PBS NewsHour. She and Judy Woodruff were named NewsHour co-anchors in 2013.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani met with the nation’s top media in an off-the-record interview to discuss why he turned down a meeting with President Obama and concerns over Iran’s nuclear capabilities. Broadcasters at the meeting included ABC News anchor Diane Sawyer, CNN president Jeff Zucker, NBC News chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell and PBS’ Gwen Ifill.
Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff start their stint as the regular co-hosts of PBS NewsHour on Monday — the first women to co-anchor a national daily TV news program. They will be the faces for a newscast known for many years as the home of founders Jim Lehrer and Robert MacNeil.
PBS said today that the Washington-based Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will share anchor duties Mondays through Thursdays. Each Friday, Woodruff will anchor solo as Ifill continues to host Washington Week that evening.