The Late Gwen Ifill Is Being Honored by the U.S. Postal Service With a Commemorative Stamp

By A.J. Katz Comment

In a career full of awards, the late PBS NewsHour anchor Gwen Ifill is now being honored in a quite a unique way: Her very own stamp.

The United States Postal Service unveiled a new stamp this morning, which features a 2008 photo of Ifill with the words “BLACK HERITAGE” at the top and Ifill’s name at the bottom.

It is the 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series and one of several new designs that will be issued in 2020.

Ifill passed away on Nov. 14, 2016 due to complications of cancer at age 61 (yes, just 61). She anchored at the PBS NewsHour for 17 years, the last three of which were with Judy Woodruff. covering eight presidential campaigns and moderating two vp debates (2004 and 2008). She had also been the moderator and managing editor of PBS Washington Week since 1999.

Before joining PBS in 1999, Ifill was a correspondent for NBC News.

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