November 14th, 2016

NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill leaves behind journalism legacy for students



The landscape of American journalism changed today with the news of the passing of Gwen Ifill, PBS NewsHour co-anchor and host of “Washington Week.”

In remembering Ifill’s contributions to political journalism over the last 30 years, President Barack Obama said Monday during his first press conference since the Nov. 8 election that she “did her country a great service.”

“She was an especially powerful role model for young women and girls who admired her integrity, her tenacity and her intellect and for whom she blazed a trail as one half of the first all-female anchor team on network news,” the President said.

Ifill’s legacy and her dedication to unbiased reporting will serve as an example to future generations of journalists and viewers alike. Highlight some of her best moments with your students using these NewsHour resources:

PBS NewsHour hosts town hall with President Obama

America After Charleston

Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff host democratic debate

What Gwen Ifill Meant to Us

Gwen Ifill, 61, PBS NewsHour journalist who covered history and made history

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