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Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch:


“Gwen Ifill was a pioneering figure in American journalism who quite literally changed the face of the evening news.  She met discrimination and bigotry with talent and focus, rising to become one of the most prominent journalists of her generation.  She pursued her reporting with grace, intelligence and integrity, earning her the trust of countless Americans who counted on her to present the facts of a story without slant or spin.  She asked tough questions and told hard truths, but she always did so in a way that elevated, rather than coarsened, our national discourse.  Our country is a better place because of her commitment to the truth, and she will be sorely missed, both on the air and off.”

Congressional Black Caucus recognizes the life of Renowned Journalist Gwen Ifill

Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairman G. K. Butterfield (D-NC) released the following statement:

“Our hearts are deeply saddened upon hearing news of the sudden passing of renowned journalist Gwen Ifill.  Regarded as one of the most prominent African American journalists in the country, Ms. Ifill began her news career in the 1970s during a time when there were very few African American and female journalists.  She was a trailblazer in media and went on to serve as the moderator and managing editor of Washington Week and co-anchor and managing editor of the PBS NewsHour.  She was also a bestselling author and moderator of two vice presidential debates.

“Ms. Ifill was among the nation’s finest political correspondents as she was gracious and poised when addressing some of the most pressing issues facing the country.  Her voice will be missed among journalism and broadcasts, but her legacy will continue to have a lasting impact on how we view news and journalism today.  We offer our sincere condolences to Ms. Ifill’s family, friends, followers and colleagues around the world.”

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