Nov. 14, 2016 -

Gwen Ifill, a political journalist who helmed two of PBS’s signature public-affairs series, dies of cancer at age 61. Ifill simultaneously served with Judy Woodruff as co-managing editor and co-anchor of PBS NewsHour and helmed Washington Week as managing editor and moderator. In 2004, early in her tenure on PBS, Ifill became the first black woman to moderate a vice-presidential debate.