As if this week couldn’t get any worse, now comes the sad news that groundbreaking journalist, longtime host of PBS’ Washington Week’ and cohost of the PBS News Hour has died after a months long battle with cancer
Ifill was one of my journalist possibility models, and I admired her for being a White House correspondent, a two time vice presidential debate moderator and just simply being the type of authoritative journalist I want to emulate every day.
We will need journalists like her over the next four years.
Rest in power and peace, Sister Ifill. You blazed an award winning trail for other journalists to follow and set high standards that those of us who wish to enter journalism would do well to become.