Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill was born on September 29, 1955, and passed away on November 14, 2016. In fact, she was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, an author, and a television newscaster. Moreover, Gwen was the managing editor as well as moderator of “Washington Week”, as well as the co-managing editor of PBS NewsHour, and co-anchor with Judy Woodruff. Furthermore, Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

Carmencitta Magazine - Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill 2Synopsis

 

Gwen Ifill was a very distinguished journalist, and one of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time. In fact, she had worked for the most famous news networks of all times such as: the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees. Unfortunately, Ifill died of cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61.

Early Life

 

Carmencitta Magazine - Biography of the day; Gwen Ifill 3Television news correspondent, Journalist, and news program moderator, Gwen Ifill was born in New York, New York, on September 29, 1955. In fact, Gwen was the daughter of a well-known minister, and grew up having faith in God because she had a strong religious upbringing. For College, Ifill went to Simmons College in Boston. Over there, she majored in communications, and through an internship got her first hands-on experience as a journalist; and this is where it all started. Moreover, she graduated in 1977, and went in order to work as a reporter for the Boston Herald-America. In fact, with her position in Baltimore’s Evening Sun, Ifill began getting interested in politics, towards which, she threw all of her attention. While there, Ifill had her first opportunity in front of the cameras as the host of a news show for a local public television station.