Gwen Ifill

Nadine Caridi

Quick Facts

Date of Birth September 29, 1955
Nationality American
Profession Journalist
Working for PBS
Ethnicity African-American
Marital Status Unmarried
Spouse N/A (Husband)
Net Worth(s) $5 million dollars and handsome salary
Name on Birth Gwendolyn L. "Gwen" Ifill (Real Name)
Divorce N/A
Height 5' ft 6" inch
Weight 62 kg (approx.)
Religion N/A
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Twitter @pbsgwen
Body Measurements N/A
Age 67 Years

 Gwen Ifill is a TV journalist who works for PBS channel.


The talented and vividly candid TV journalist Gwen Ifill was born on September 29, 1955 in New York City to her parents, O. Urcille Ifill, Sr. and her mother, Eleanor Husbands.She was an extremely renowned name with a persona of an imposing accordance who has been one of the top reporters of her generation.


Her father's ministry required the family to live in several cities in different church parsonages throughout New England including Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and New York, and she traveled with her parents frequently to new destinations.

School College

In 1973, Ifill graduated from Classical High School in Springfield, Massachusetts. Four years later, she received her B.A. degree in communications from Simmons College in Boston. She interned at the Boston Herald American newspaper during her senior year.

Father, Mother, brother and sister

Her father was an African Methodist Episcopal minister who hailed from Panama. Her mother was from Barbados. She was the fifth child to her parents.

Career and struggle

Gwen Ifill went to work for the Boston Herald-American as a reporter after graduating in 1977. She began to focus more on politics with her position at Baltimore's Evening Sun. Ifill had her first opportunity in front of the cameras as the host of a news show for a local public television station when she was working there.

After jobs at such prestigious publications as the Washington Post and The New York Times, Gwen Ifill switched to television reporting. She joined NBC News in 1994 as a congressional correspondent. She appeared as a guest on several political programs besides her work as on-air reporter, such as Meet the Press and Washington Week, a show that features a roundtable discussion on public affairs.

PBS hired Gwen Ifill for two of its news programs in 1999 namely NewsHour with Jim Lehrer and Washington Week. She worked as a senior correspondent for NewsHour, conducting interviews with key figures and filing reports on the latest news. Ifill also is a news anchor for Lehrer from time to time. On Washington Week, she is the program's moderator and its managing editor. Ifill is capable of handling complex issues and different, sometimes clashing personalities and has been called upon to moderate a number of political debates, including the first vice presidential debate during the 2004 presidential campaign between Dick Cheney and John Edwards. She was also active during the 2008 campaign, between Joe Biden and Sarah Palin.

Husband, Marriage and Divorce

She was unmarried and there were no previous records of her being married. 

Hot, legs, feet, and pictures

She had nice feet and legs. Her pictures can be found in the internet and are searched by many people.

Height, weight and age

She was five feet six inches tall. The height suited her personality very well and she looked good in the height.

Nationality, Ethnicity

She was an American citizen and she was from African-American ethnicity.

Net Worth, Salary and income

She had a net worth of 5 million dollars and she had a handsome salary.

Award and Achievement

Ifill had received more than twenty honorary doctorates. She had also been honored for her work by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, “Harvard's Joan Shorenstein Center”, The National Association of Black Journalists, Ohio University, and was included in Ebony Magazine's list of 150 Most Influential African Americans. Her willpower in her proficient attitude had made her recommendable forecaster of the political animism and she had been widely valued for her talented outbreak of the dexterous demonstration of news casting.

She had and has large number of fans and admirers. One can find her news in different social networking sites and twitter. Her biography can also be found in the internet. Throughout her life, she had been the best example for the motivation and inspiration to the black people, teenagers and women.


She had been doing very well in her career and she certainly had a bright future.

Gwen Ifill dead at age 61

Gwen Ifill died because of uterine cancer on November 14, 2016 at the age of 61. This was a news of great shock and huge loss to her millions of followers and her colleagues who remember her as a lady with courage, integrity and fairness in her industry and equally respected for her professionalism in political range.


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