Gwen's extensive experience as a journalist and best-selling author has made her a sought-after speaker. When she's not around the WASHINGTON WEEK table or reporting for The PBS NewsHour, she is often traveling around the country speaking to universities, non-profit groups and other organizations. Check out Gwen's most recent appearances here:
During a trip to Arizona State University, Gwen Ifill spoke with Ted Simons on "Arizona Horizon" at PBS Station Eight about her career and journalism.
Gwen Ifill spoke with Jeb Bush and Bill Bradley about bipartisanship to prove that it was possible for leaders from opposite sides of the aisle to disagree on big things without being disagreeable.
WOUB RADIO: Why Journalism Is Not Dead: A Talk With Gwen Ifill
February 26, 2013
On this edition of Conversations from Studio B, WOUB’s Director and General Manager Tom Hodson talks with Gwen Ifill, the senior correspondent for PBS News Hour and the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week.
In an event titled “Campaign 2012 Coverage: Breaking New Ground” hosted by the Newseum and the Bipartisan Policy Center, Gwen Ifill joins CNN's Candy Crowley and PBS' Judy Woodruff to discuss the role of moderators in presidential and vice presidential debates, and the challenges for television journalists in covering elections.
Gwen Ifill of PBS Newshour and Washington Week, Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker, and Julie Mason of Sirius XM's "The Press Pool", discuss the 2012 presidential race.
PBS Newshour's Judy Woodruff and Gwen Ifill will co-anchor both the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, and the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. On Tuesday, they discussed the upcoming election at a National Press Club luncheon, in Washington, DC.
Commencement Address at Holy Names College
May 12, 2012
Gwen Ifill gave the 86th annual commencement address at Holy Names University in Oakland, California.
CBS's Face the Nation: GOP Presidential Race Picks Up The Pace
August 14, 2011
Norah O'Donnell joins Dan Balz of "The Washington Post", Gwen Ifill of "Washington Week", and CBS News political Analyst John Dickerson for a round table discussion on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
The A List: Gwen Ifill
July 26, 2011
Host Alison Lebovitz sits down with Gwen Ifill, moderator of Washington Week, special correspondent for PBS NewsHour, and bestselling author. Find out about her journey to become the only African American woman to host a major national news and public affairs program, and her thoughts on being a role model to a new generation of young, aspiring professionals.
Gwen Ifill Interviews Bill Clinton
May 25, 2011
Mr. Clinton spoke with NewsHour senior correspondent Gwen Ifill at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation-sponsored 2011 Fiscal Summit in Washington, D.C.
Annapolis Book Festival
April 9, 2011
Annapolis Book Festival panel on Does Race Still Matter? with authors Gwen Ifill The Breakthrough and Michele Norris The Grace of Silence.
Journalist Gwen Ifill Talks Politics During Ben Bradlee Lecture
April 14, 2011
On Thursday April 14 in Auerbach Auditorium journalist Gwen Ifill spoke to a standing room only audience about her experiences in journalism, the present state of politics and media, as well as their potential future.
March 1, 2011
Journalist Gwen Ifill talks about the hope and inspiration President Kennedy provided for her immigrant parents, and to young people today.
Vermont Public Television Interviews Gwen Ifill
November 8, 2010
Gwen Ifill visited the University of Vermont and spoke with Fran Stoddard of VPT about her work with Washington Week and the NewsHour.
PBS NewsHour’s Gwen Ifill speaks at Medill
October 7, 2010
Gwen Ifill spoke at NorthwesternUniversity's McCormick Tribune Center, where more than 160 journalism students and community members gathered to hear her discuss the direction of modern media.
Fred Friendly First Amendment Award
June 14, 2010
Gwen Ifill received the prestigious 2010 Fred Friendly First Amendment Award.
52nd Capital Emmy Awards
June 5, 2010
Thank you to the Capital Emmys for awarding Washington Week with the prestigious Board of Governors Award.
Texas Monthly Talks Interview with Gwen Ifill
June 3, 2010
Gwen Ifill fills two major roles at PBS: moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and as senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour. That puts her at the center of political journalism in the US, with a close-up view of what’s happening in Washington. Ifill has gained her political knowledge by covering six presidential campaigns and moderating two vice presidential debates. Her best-selling book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama, was published last year. Watch the Video
HoustonPBS Welcomes Gwen Ifill
April 17, 2010
The HoustonPBS Elevate Lecture Series continues on Saturday, April 17 at 7 p.m. with Gwen Ifill, managing editor and host of the PBS program Washington Week in Review. See the Pictures!
Changing Media Landscape (VIDEO)
April 13, 2010
Unlimited information at our fingertips has forever changed the way we receive news. And in Florida where the unemployment rate is higher than the national average and the real estate market has experienced greater decline, area media outlets have either closed their doors or significantly altered the way they cover or report the news. What do these drastic changes in newsgathering mean? How can the media achieve positive bottom line results with fewer resources? Watch the Video
The National Archives: "Women In Leadership: Journalism"
March 15, 2010
Watch a panel of journalists and news executives discuss what it took to succeed and the future challenges for women in journalism. The panel includes Cokie Roberts, political commentator for ABC News; Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and senior correspondent for The PBS NewsHour; Diane Rehm, host of the Diane Rehm Show on NPR; and Katharine Weymouth, publisher of The Washington Post and president and CEO of Washington Post Media. Watch the Video
"WXXI: A Conversation with Gwen Ifill" (YouTube)
January 23, 2010
Gwen went to Rochester to visit WXXI. She spoke to more than 200 guests in studio A, sharing stories about her work as a journalist and about her best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. She also took many questions from the audience. Watch the Video
"The Daily Show with Jon Stewart"
December 10, 2009
Gwen joined Jon Stewart for the second time to discuss President Obama's Nobel Peace prize acceptance speech and his taste in Oval Office decorations.