"Covering a random massacre is tough enough, even from the safe distance of an anchor’s chair. But I was born, raised and am still an active member of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. My father was a pastor and its General Secretary. My brother is an ordained elder."
Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and managing editor of the "PBS NewsHour." The best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama," Gwen has covered seven presidential campaigns and moderated two vice presidential debates.