Gwen Ifill

Moderator and Managing Editor, PBS’s "Washington Week"; Co-Anchor and Managing Editor, “PBS NewsHour"

Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and co-anchor and managing editor of “PBS NewsHour.” Before joining PBS in 1999, she was chief congressional and political correspondent for NBC News, White House correspondent for The New York Times, and a political reporter for The Washington Post. Ifill authored The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. She has been honored by the Radio and Television News Directors Association, Harvard’s Joan Shorenstein Center, the National Association of Black Journalists, Ohio University, and the Al Neuharth Award for Excellence in Journalism. Her board service includes the News Literacy Project and the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Videos/Audio of Gwen Ifill

Our signature event, the Afternoon of Conversation will host an audience of more than 2,000 in the Benedict Music Tent... See more
The auto industry is in the midst of a revolution -- what powers cars, what keeps them safe, even the idea of what a... See more
During his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama announced, “When women succeed, America succeeds.” Women... See more
Ever wonder what America's hidden conversation about race sounds like? Michele Norris has attempted to tap into that... See more
On the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, witness a conversation with longtime congressman and civil rights icon... See more
The Afternoon of Conversation is the Festival's signature event. An audience of more than 2,000 gathers in the Benedict... See more

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