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Gwen Ifill: Breaking Barriers

“A Great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” 

-Maya Angelo


We come together to honor and rememorate the life of Gwen Ifill, the first African American woman to Anchor the PBS U.S Public Affairs Program, Washington Week in Review. In addition to being an anchor, she was a cutting edge journalist. She covered the White House, congress affairs and national campaigns working for the Washington Post, The New York Times, NBC and most prominently, PBS.

Mrs. Ifill was in the frontline of journalism as a black woman in a field dominated by white men. For Gwen Ifill, exceeding expectations was nothing far from ordinary. Recently, her highest visibility was as the moderator of the public affairs program, Washington Week, where she co-anchored with Judy Woodruff of News Hour. They were the first all-female anchor team on network nightly news.

Gwen Ifill has broken barriers in the field of communications and has set an example for many across the world, which is why we chose to feature her this week on CPXi-DAWN.

Read more about her life and legacy here.