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journalist , Television newscaster , writer

Distinguished journalist Gwen Ifill is of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time, having worked for the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She has moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees.

Background

Ethnicity: Her father was a Panamanian of Barbadian descent who emigrated from Panama, her mother who was from Barbados.

Career

Gwen Ifill is of the most successful female African American news correspondents of all time, having worked for the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and PBS. She has moderated two vice presidential debates and received 15 honorary degrees.

Achievements

  • GWEN IFILL is moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and senior correspondent for the "Public Broadcasting Service NewsHour." She is also the best-selling author of "The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama,"

  • Gwen has received more than 20 honorary doctorates and currently serves on the boards of the News Literacy Project, the Committee to Protect Journalists, and she is a fellow with the American Academy of Sciences.

Membership

  • Harvard University's Institute of Politics , the USA

  • the Committee to Protect Journalists , the USA

  • Delta Sigma Theta , the USA

    2011 - 2012

Interests

  • Other Interests

    writing