RIP Gwen Ifill (1955-2016)

Sad news for the PBS family today. Journalist Gwen Ifill passed away from cancer Monday in hospice care. She was 61.

Gwen Ifill is well-familiar to PBS viewers, having been Washington Week moderator for over a decade and co-anchor of PBS Newshour since 2013.

In a statement on Ifill’s passing, PBS President and CEO Paula Kerger, President said, “Gwen was one of America’s leading lights in journalism and a fundamental reason public media is considered a trusted window on the world by audiences across the nation. Her contributions to thoughtful reporting and civic discourse simply cannot be overstated.”

UPDATE: The bulk of Monday night’s Newshour was devoted to Gwen Ifill. Very moving and very informative.