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Gwen Ifill, Longtime PBS Journalist, Dies at 61

Gwen Ifill, Longtime PBS Journalist, Dies at 61

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Monday, 14 November 2016 02:24 PM

Veteran television journalist Gwen Ifill, the longtime host of PBS' "Washington Week" and co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour," has died. She was 61.

A PBS spokesperson confirmed that Ifill passed away Monday after a months-long battle with cancer.

"Gwen was a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change," Sara Just, "PBS NewsHour" executive producer and WETA SVP, said in a statement.

"She was a mentor to so many across the industry and her professionalism was respected across the political spectrum. She was a journalist's journalist and set an example for all around her. So many people in the audience felt that they knew and adored her. She had a tremendous combination of warmth and authority," the statement continued. "She was stopped on the street routinely by people who just wanted to give her a hug and considered her a friend after years of seeing her on TV. We will forever miss her terribly."

 

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Veteran television journalist Gwen Ifill, the longtime host of PBS' Washington Week and co-anchor of "PBS NewsHour," has died. She was 61.
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