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Gwen Ifill, a Peabody Award-winning broadcast journalist who shattered a glass ceiling in 1999 by becoming the first African American woman to host a political TV talk show, PBS’ Washington Week in Review, died at 61.
She says the new school hopes to create Ifill Scholars for a journalism program, among other projects.“We obviously plan to invest and raise money for the school,” says Drinan, noting the front-end investment into the new venture was practical for the institution, which has 1,700 full-time undergraduate students.Simmons has an endowment valued at approximately $185 million, she says, adding that endowing a scholarship at Simmons in Ifill’s honor would cost roughly $1 million in order to generate enough annual income to support the scholarship.“She had so many awards in her office you could barely see out the window,” Williams said.Simmons College, the highly regarded private women’s liberal arts institution in Massachusetts, says it will name its newly created College of Media, Arts, and Humanities in honor of Gwen Ifill, a journalism icon of her era.Simmons houses Ifill’s papers and personal effects, including volumes of notes and papers, her 41 degrees and jackets from political election work.
The new College of Media, Arts, and Humanities officially starts July 1, 2018.
Nevertheless she did moderate one of the presidential debates before leaving the show again — shortly before Election Night — because of her failing health.
NBC News’ Pete Williams, a former colleague, struggled to keep his composure Monday when announcing Ifill’s death on MSNBC.
Ifill was “a star alumna,” says Drinan, who holds two graduate degrees from Simmons.
Veteran journalist Dorothy Gilliam, a former reporter and columnist for and a past president of the National Association of Black Journalists, hailed the Simmons move, characterizing it as “a well-deserved and appropriate honor.” Gilliam, who had been at the Post for 15 years when Ifill arrived there as a rookie reporter, said Ifill had become “one of the most successful female journalists in journalism history” before her death.
Gwen Ifill, a co-host of the long-running “PBS News Hour” and a noted debate moderator, has died following a battle with cancer.