Senator Wynona Lipman Chairholder, 2007
Moderator, Washington Week on PBS
An accomplished political reporter with experience in both print and broadcast news, Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of Washington Week, the longest-running public affairs program on public television, and senior correspondent for The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.
As managing editor of Washington Week, Ifill selects which stories to examine, chooses each week’s panel of news correspondents, and moderates the Q&A format. On The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, Ifill is a familiar presence as both a correspondent and a moderator. She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the vice presidential debate during the 2004 election. Prior to joining PBS, she served at NBC News for five years as chief congressional and political correspondent. She also worked for many years as a print journalist reporting for The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Baltimore Evening Sun, and The Boston Herald American.
Read Gwen Ifill's New York Times op-ed about the Rutgers women's basketball team here.