‘One of the Best Journalists I’ve Known’: News Figures Mourn Gwen Ifill’s Death on Twitter
Gwen Ifill passed away today, and many people expressed their grief on Twitter over the loss of PBS’ esteemed newscaster.
As the news comes in about Ifill’s death from cancer, PBS’ CEO Paula Kerger put out a statement memorializing her grace, her commitment, and her various contributions to journalism:
PBS Pres & CEO Paula Kerger's statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill: pic.twitter.com/zx4grgu48f
— Jay Borselle (@JayWBZ) November 14, 2016
Various media figures have addressed the sad news on TV, while the rest took their sadness right to the internet:
RIP Gwen Ifill – terrific friend and colleague, whip-smart newspaper reporter and skilled broadcaster, holder of best BS detector I ever saw
— John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) November 14, 2016
Very saddened by this news–
'PBS NewsHour' co-anchor Gwen Ifill has died at age 61, the network confirms. https://t.co/ZTfwuhErpj
— Special Report Team (@SpecialReport) November 14, 2016
Such a class act in every way. God rest her lovely soul. We are all poorer today for her absence. https://t.co/Bk5ndKQ4lx
— David Francis Kiley (@davidkiley) November 14, 2016
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) November 14, 2016
Gwen made young black journos like me feel like we belonged in DC. When we met she was warm, full of advice & joy. I'll never forget it.
— Abby D. Phillip (@abbydphillip) November 14, 2016
The reason we are all crying is because Gwen Ifill was our friend, who blessed us with her example, integrity, nurturing & humanity
— Mark Halperin (@MarkHalperin) November 14, 2016
Awful distressing news. A daughter of AME, may she rest in peace. https://t.co/AyzPcfi7qj
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) November 14, 2016
— Indira Lakshmanan (@Indira_L) November 14, 2016
Very sad news about Gwen Ifill — her voice will be missed. Condolences to her family, friends and colleagues. https://t.co/WO0ahu9GXH
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) November 14, 2016
The extraordinarily timed and intelligent Gwen Ifill has passed away from cancer. I will so miss her impeccable character and friendship.
— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) November 14, 2016
Devastated about the passing of one of the greatest journalists of her generation. RIP @gwenifill
— Scott Pelley (@ScottPelley) November 14, 2016
Gwen Ifill was one of the best journalists I've known, and also one of the most decent people. A very special gift of hers was friendship.
— Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) November 14, 2016
Gwen Ifill was my good friend. I will miss her. May she Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/sB7zUIj93d
— Wolf Blitzer (@wolfblitzer) November 14, 2016
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