With the elections nearing, it is certain that there will be a lot of debates between the Republicans and Democrats. In these debates, moderators play a very important role that can decide the very future of the debate participants. One of these well-known moderators is Gwen Ifill. Ifill’s began as a judge in 2004. So what is she up to now?
She has taken a hiatus from work, perhaps to get married? Find out the reason behind her hiatus and settle her husband rumors.
Ifill Taking Leave:
Ifill recently informed her audience that she would be temporarily signing off from the show for a few weeks. Later, Hari Sreenivasan came as a substitute co-anchor for ‘News Hour Weekend.' But it was unreported to why she would be gone. Many people might suspect that two weeks time is an appropriate amount of time it takes for getting married. Well, sorry to burst your bubble but Ifill doesn’t even have a rumored boyfriend so the idea of a husband, children and family are a long way from the equation.
Reason Behind Her Absence:
The real reason to why Ifill was absent was for medical reasons. Although the detailed description of it is not given, PBS has confirmed that it is nothing serious, and she is doing well enough to return shortly. Afterward, Ifill herself confirmed to the news of her return with a great interview with President.
For those who wondered if I was ever coming back... https://t.co/K5puzZWlPX— gwen ifill (@gwenifill) May 25, 2016
But now she has come back and has been working for PBS. She has multiple responsibilities in PBS includes as she is not just a moderator but an anchor, a newscaster and editor as well. Besides, this she is also for being the author of ‘The Breakthrough: Politics and Race in the Age of Obama’ that published in 2009. This is the same book that raised the criticism for her in the 2008 presidential debate because this book was part bibliography part story of Obama and other African-American politicians.
Contribution as a Debate Conductor:
She has only conducted three major debates as a moderator two of which were vice-presidential and one was presidential. Her debates were very famous as her 2nd vice presidential election she conducted between Sarah Palin and Joe Biden was the most-viewed debate.
She received a deal of criticism before the presidential debate as the recent news of her book release indicated she would favor Obama. Ifill shut the mouth of such critics by conducting another fantastic unbiased debate. But what is up with the fierce moderator nowadays as you may have noticed her disappearance on her shows, News Hour and The Washington Week.
Caption: Gwen Ifill conducting the vice-presidential debate between Edwards and Cheney
That is not all of Gwen when it comes to being just and fair. In fact, she had similar opinions related to the present presidential debates between Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton. She pointed out an important fact about the debate that might have been overlooked.
She said on PBS on October 7, 2016, "we would have been paying attention a lot more tonight to some revelations from WikiLeaks about Hillary Clinton’s email — her latest email tranche from the State Department.”
Gwen Ifill's Short Bio:
Gwen Ifill was born on September 29, 1955, in New York City, New York as the fifth to be born among her six siblings. She graduated in 1977 with a Bachelors of Arts degree from the Simmons College. She began by interning for Boston Herald American where she was immediately hired but left after a co-worker passed a note saying, “Go Home Nigger.”
Recently, On August 12, 2016, news came that she will be receiving the Colombian Journalism Award.#American journalist #Washington Week #Judy Woodruff #PBS NewsHour