Gwen Ifill is one of the most successful Black-American news correspondents of her time, and she has a list of powerful media organizations on her profile, including; The New York Times, Washington post and NBC. In her career, she was able to moderate two of America’s vice presidential debates and has since won more than 15 honorary degrees.
Gwen was born in New York in 1955, and she is a daughter of a foremost Black preacher, hence the reason for her strong spiritual upbringing. She graduated from the prestigious Simons college in Boston where she had a degree in Communications and landed her internship job which happens to be the beginning of her career in hands-on journalism career. Gwen graduated from the college in 1977 and went on to work at the Boston Herald-American as an entry level reporter and later worked at the Baltimore based Evening Sun where she was able to focus more Political journalism. While Gwen was working at the Evening Sun, she had her first chance of presenting before the cameras as she hosted for a local television station.
Gwen had some stints at top organizations like Washington post and New York Times and in 1994 she switched to TV reporting for NBC and as a congressional correspondent. Aside her TV hosting job, Gwen has appeared as a guest at several political programs such as Washington week. When PBS officials were impressed by her journalistic prowess, they decided to hire Gwen Ifill in 1999 for the station’s News programs. She has also worked as a senior correspondent, working for News Hour by conducting interviews with senior public figures. She was the program coordinator for Washington week where she rose to become its managing editor.
Gwen has served as the program moderator for the Washington week, where she had been called upon to moderate numerous Political debates and most notable among these are 2004 Vice presidential debates between John Edwards and Dick Cheney, she also moderated the debate between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden in the 2008 presidential elections. Gwen has remained a distinguished Journalist with a strong personality and has won several awards in recognition of her works. Gwen is a member of board of several organizations, including the Institute of Politics, Harvard University, United States of America.
Gwen Ifill is one of the most successful and richest Black American journalists and she currently resides in Washington DC. She is believed to worth about $5.5 million , and married with kids. Gwen Ifill is a celebrity of sort, however she has successfully remained scandal-free , Gwen is happily married with kids and one can hardly get any information on her private life- a situation that is not common among with many Black-American celebrities.