Gwen Ifill is moderator and managing editor of “Washington Week” and senior correspondent for “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer.” She is also frequently asked to moderate debates in national elections, most recently the Vice Presidential debate during the 2004 election. Ifill spent several years as a “Washington Week” panelist before taking over the moderator’s chair. Before coming to PBS, she spent five years at NBC News as chief congressional and political correspondent. Her reports appeared on “NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw,” “Today,” “Meet the Press” and MSNBC, the all-news cable network.
A veteran journalist, Ifill joined NBC News from “The New York Times” where she covered the White House and politics. She also covered national and local affairs for “The Washington Post”, “Baltimore Evening Sun”, and “Boston Herald American”. Ifill has also received 15 honorary degrees. She serves on the board of the Harvard University Institute of Politics, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Museum of Television and Radio and the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Source- “Washington Week”