We’ve lost another great. One of the nation’s best known African American journalist Gwen Ifill just passed at the age of 61 from cancer.
Ifill was the host of PBS’ Washington Week and had worked for The Washington Post and The New York Times as their the White House correspondent. She may be most recognized as the moderator for the VP presidential debate of Vice President Biden and Sarah Palin and a primary debate between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders.
R.I.P. Gwen Ifill. You will be missed. Your contributions will always be remembered.
Very sad to learn we have lost Gwen Ifill. Gwen represented the best of broadcast journalism. Our hearts are broken.
— Lester Holt (@LesterHoltNBC) November 14, 2016
2016, you are cruel. https://t.co/ZIuHvZoi26
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) November 14, 2016
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) November 14, 2016
I am shook and saddened about the reported death of Gwen Ifill. She's was a rare, gifted, and enlightened journalist. Her integrity was firm
— Reverend Al Sharpton (@TheRevAl) November 14, 2016
We mourn the loss of an outstanding and beloved journalist and friend. Gwen Ifill will be deeply missed.
— John Lewis (@repjohnlewis) November 14, 2016
I met Gwen Ifill in person for the first time just over a year ago. And I fangirled over her. Journalism lost a giant. Wow.
— Awesomely Luvvie (@Luvvie) November 14, 2016
Sadness beyond words.I know so many women, black women who believed they could succeed because of Gwen Ifill.She made us feel we could do it
— Tamron Hall (@tamronhall) November 14, 2016
Extending my deepest sympathy to the family and loved ones of Gwen Ifill. pic.twitter.com/y32LS6il0i
— Henry Louis Gates Jr (@HenryLouisGates) November 14, 2016
I was so honored to share one of the most memorable evenings of my life with Gwen Ifill at a White House State dinner. Thank you, angel pic.twitter.com/N5TWqsSokK
— Wendell Pierce (@WendellPierce) November 14, 2016
— Donna Brazile (@donnabrazile) November 14, 2016
BMWK, what’s your best Gwen Ifil memory?