Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Gwen Ifill Dies at 61, Respected Journalist Joined PBS and NBC From NY Times, Wash Post


Gwen Ifill has died after a long battle with breast cancer. The PBS journalist was 61 years old, much too young. This is just a shame. She was one of the most respected journalists in the world.

Ifill was the host with Judy Woodruff of PBS Newshour and also hosted Washington Week on the network. She’d previously been on air contributor on NBC, and was heralded as a print columnist for both the New York Times and Washington Post.

Considering what we’re in the middle, this is a terrible loss for the press, and for the country. Condolences to her friends and family.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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