Gwen Ifill

Award Year: 
2016
Brief Summary: 
Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour.”
Biography: 

Journalist Gwen Ifill was moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour.” Ifill interviewed national and international newsmakers and reported on issues ranging from foreign affairs to U.S. politics. She covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates. Ifill received more than 20 honorary doctorates and currently serves on the boards of the News Literacy Project, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and she is a fellow with the American Academy of Sciences. She also wrote a best-selling book, "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.”

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