PBS newscaster Gewn Ifill has died at the age of 61.
She was best known for moderating PBS’s Washington Week in Review and being a senior correspondent on PBS NewsHour.
Louisiana Public Broadcasting has released a statement that sheds some light on the shocking revelation:
We are very sad to tell you that Gwen Ifill passed away today in hospice care in Washington.
Gwen was an extraordinary and special person — one of the nation’s leading lights in journalism, a gracious and inspiring colleague, and a warm and steadfast friend. As she bravely battled health challenges, Gwen was lifted by the well wishes, flowers and emails from so many who love and respect her.