Gwen Ifill Named Winner of 2016 John Chancellor Award

By Mark Joyella 

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PBS NewsHour co-anchor and managing editor Gwen Ifill has been named the recipient of the 2016 John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism. The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism made the announcement Wednesday morning.

“Gwen Ifill’s career embodies the best of our profession and the spirit of the John Chancellor Award: her unflinching pursuit of the truth, healthy skepticism of those in power and her commitment to fairness,” said Dean Steve Coll, a member of the Chancellor jury.

The Chancellor Award, founded in 1995, is presented each year to a reporter with courage and integrity for cumulative professional accomplishments. The prize is named for longtime NBC News anchor John Chancellor.