A groundbreaking journalist has died.
FOX's Lisa Lacerra has this report from our New York newsroom:
Gwen Ifill began her journalism career as a newspaper reporter working for the New York Times and Washington Post before switching to TV in the 1990's working for NBC News, then moving to the PBS News Hour where she served as co-anchor with Judy Woodruff.
She moderated two Vice Presidential debates in 2004 and 2008:
(Ifill) "Governor, Senator, neither of you really added to that last question about what you would do as Vice President. I'm going to come back to that."
President Obama expressing condolences to her family:
(President Obama) "I always appreciated Gwen's reporting, even when I was at the receiving end of one of her tough and thorough interviews."
(President Obama) "Whether she reported from a Convention floor or from the field. Whether she sat at the debate moderators table or at the anchors desk, she not only informed today's citizens, but she also inspired tomorrow's journalists."
Gwen Ifill died Monday of cancer. She was 61.
Lisa Lacerra, FOX News.