Gwen Ifill honored with USPS Forever stamp

Gwen Ifill honored with USPS Forever stamp
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The late "PBS NewsHour" anchor Gwen Ifill is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) with a commemorative "Black Heritage" Forever stamp unveiled on Tuesday, according to the network.


Ifill, who won multiple awards as a broadcast journalist for PBS and NBC, died almost two years ago at the age of 61 from cancer.

In addition to being the moderator and managing editor of "Washington Week" and co-anchor and co-managing editor of PBS’s "NewsHour" with Judy Woodruff, Ifill was also the author of “The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama." The book, which was released on Inauguration Day in 2009, was a New York Times bestseller.

Ifill's career began in print journalism in 1981 at The Baltimore Evening Sun. She would go on to report for both The Washington Post and the Washington Times, covering beats that included Congress.

All told, she covered eight presidential campaigns during her award-winning career.

Following her death, former President Obama called Ifill an "especially powerful role model" who "did her country a great service."

The new stamp is the 43rd in the USPS's "Black Heritage" series.