Gwen Ifill Named Recipient of 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism
August 10, 2016 (Washington, DC) — PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor and Washington Week moderator and managing editor Gwen Ifill today was named the recipient of the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. The award is presented annually by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism for a journalist’s collective career accomplishments and honors the legacy of NBC News anchor John Chancellor.
“Gwen Ifill’s career embodies the best of our profession and the spirit of the John Chancellor Award: her unflinching pursuit of the truth, healthy skepticism of those in power and her commitment to fairness,” said Steve Coll, dean of Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism and member of the Chancellor jury, in today’s announcement.
Sharon Percy Rockefeller, WETA Washington, D.C. president and CEO, added, “Gwen is among our nation’s most accomplished, distinguished journalists, and her insightful reporting and news analysis are an extraordinary service to the American public. On behalf of Gwen’s colleagues at WETA — home of PBS NewsHour and Washington Week — I congratulate her on receiving this tremendous award.”
The award will be presented at a dinner and ceremony at Columbia University in New York on Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016.