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Gwen Ifill

Gwen IfillBorn: 29-Sep-1955
Birthplace: Queens, NY
Died: 14-Nov-2016
Location of death: Washington, DC
Cause of death: Cancer - unspecified

Gender: Female
Religion: African Methodist Episcopal
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Occupation: Journalist

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Washington Week, Lehrer News Hour

"How can I say this so I don't turn off every man in Washington?" she asks. "I don't know why I'm not married. I just know I will be, so I don't sweat it."

Season ticketholder to the WNBA Washington Mystics (as of 2000).

Father: O. Urcille Ifill, Sr. (d. 1991, Methodist preacher)
Mother: Eleanor (d. 1994, cancer)
Sister: Maria Ifill Philip
Brother: Roberto Ifill

    University: BA Communications, Simmons College (1977)

    The New York Times White House Correspondent (1991-94)
    The Washington Post (1984-91)
    The Baltimore Evening Sun (1981-84)
    The Boston Herald American Food columnist (1977-80)
    American Academy of Arts and Sciences 2006
    Committee to Protect Journalists Board of Directors
    Funeral: Tim Russert (2008)
    Panamanian Ancestry Paternal
    Barbados Ancestry Maternal

    PBS NewsHour Correspondent (1999-)
    Washington Week in Review Moderator (1999-)
    NBC Chief Congressional and political correspondent (1994-99)

Author of books:
The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama (2009)

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