Gwendolyn L. “Gwen” Ifill (/ˈaɪfəl/; (29 September 1955 – 14 November 2016)  was an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, television newscaster, and author. In 1999, she became the first African-American woman to host a nationally-televised U.S. public affairs program with Washington Week in Review. She was the moderator and managing editor of Washington Weekand co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS. Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 American vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book, The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama.
Rest in peace. Ms. Ifill hailed from parents from Barbados. She died of endometrial cancer on 14 November.