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Gwen Ifill

Gwen Ifill became the first African American woman to host a major political TV show with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

Born  Gwendolyn L. Ifill
September 29, 1955
New York City, New York, U.S.
Died November 14, 2016
Washington, D.C.
Cause of death Endometrial cancer
Education Simmons College
Occupation Journalist, author
Notable credit(s) The New York Times
News Hour with Jim Lehrer
The Washington Post
Washington Week
Religion Methodist

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Interview video at the Archive of American Television

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