Award-Winning PBS NewsHour Anchor Gwen Ifill Dies At Age 61

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Longtime PBS NewsHour co-anchor Gwen Ifill has passed away at the age of 61.

According to PBS, Ifill passed away on Monday afternoon following several months of cancer treatment.

Sara Just, PBS NewsHour executive producer and WETA SVP said in a statement:

“Gwen was a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change. She was a mentor to so many across the industry and her professionalism was respected across the political spectrum. She was a journalist’s journalist and set an example for all around her.

So many people in the audience felt that they knew and adored her. She had a tremendous combination of warmth and authority. She was stopped on the street routinely by people who just wanted to give her a hug and considered her a friend after years of seeing her on tv.

We will forever miss her terribly.”

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