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Gwen Ifill
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Ifill on PBS NewsHour at the Republican National Convention, August 2012
Born
Gwendolyn L. Ifill

(1955-09-29)September 29, 1955
Died November 14, 2016(2016-11-14) (aged 61)
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

Gwendolyn L. "Gwen" Ifill (/ˈfəl/; September 29, 1955 – November 14, 2016) was an American journalist, television newscaster, and author. 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. In 2016, she moderate the New Hampshire Democratic Primary debate between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

She was the author of the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.

Ifill died of endometrial cancer while under hospice care in Washington, D.C. on November 14, 2016, at age 61.

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