Gwen Ifill, the veteran journalist and co-anchor of PBS’ NewsHour with Judy Woodruff, has passed away at the age of 61.
According to the network, she died on Monday after a battle with cancer.
Earlier this year, Ifill had taken a leave from her nightly show for health reasons, but never made her illness public.
Last week, she went on leave again.
Sara Just, PBS NewsHour executive producer, called Ifill “a standard bearer for courage, fairness and integrity in an industry going through seismic change.”