Gwen Ifill

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Gwen Ifill, who graduated from Springfield Central High School (which was formerly known then as Classical High School) in 1973, was an American 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 Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Furthermore, she has her own stamp, the “Gwen Ifill Forever stamp” which is the 43rd stamp in the “Black Heritage series” and was dedicated to her in honor of being one of America's most esteemed journalists. 

Gwen Ifill, who graduated from Springfield Central High School (which was formerly known then as Classical High School) in 1973, was an American 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 Week and co-anchor and co-managing editor, with Judy Woodruff, of the PBS NewsHour, both of which air on PBS.

Ifill was a political analyst and moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice-presidential debates. She authored the best-selling book The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama. Furthermore, she has her own stamp, the “Gwen Ifill Forever stamp” which is the 43rd stamp in the “Black Heritage series” and was dedicated to her in honor of being one of America's most esteemed journalists. 

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