Gwen Ifill, the steady, trusted, highly competent journalist who hosted popular PBS news programs, like Washington Week and NewsHour, has died, following a long battle with cancer, at the age of 61. Ifill was highly respected, and worked during her career at important news outlets throughout the United States, including The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NBC News, before joining PBS.
Known for asking tough questions, and keeping powerful politicians accountable to the truth, she moderated Presidential Debates in 2008 and 2012, and a Presidential Primary Debate in 2016. President Obama has praised her competence, and commitment to her craft.
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