PBS NewsHour co-host Gwen Ifill has died from cancer at the age of 61. Ifill, who had a long and storied career in journalism, will be remembered by Len Downie Jr., the Weil Family professor of Journalism at Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Downie was Ifill’s editor at the Washington Post and her longtime friend.
Retha Hill is the executive director of the Digital Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lab and a professor of practice at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She was also Gwen Ifill’s longtime friend.
Gwen Ifill is the managing editor and moderator of the PBS show “Washington Week.” She is also a senior correspondent for the PBS NewsHour, an author and has hosted vice presidential debates. Ifill will be at Arizona State University to talk about diversity in the media, and will talk about her career and journalism on “Arizona Horizon.”