Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of
Washington Week in Review and senior correspondent for The NewsHour
with Jim Lehrer, both on PBS. Ifill spent years as a panelist for
Washington Week in Review before taking over the moderator's chair in October 1999. Before coming to PBS, she spent
five years at NBC News as chief congressional political correspondent and her
reports appeared on NBC Nightly News with
Tom Brokaw, Today, Meet the Press, and MSNBC. Ifill is a graduate of Simmons College.