The stamp honoring acclaimed journalist Gwen Ifill — the 43rd entry in the Black Heritage series — will be released Thursday, Jan. 30.
Ifill was among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism. She was known for her nonpartisan and in-depth reporting, as well as her personal warmth and authoritative professional presence.
Ifill worked at The Baltimore Evening Sun, The Washington Post and The New York Times, where she was a White House correspondent.
In 1994, she joined NBC News, where she covered politics in the Washington, DC, bureau. Five years later, she moved to PBS and became managing editor of “Washington Week” — the first woman and first African American to moderate a national broadcast television news analysis show.
In 2013, Ifill and Judy Woodruff became the first two-woman anchor team on a national broadcast nightly news program when they became hosts of “PBS NewsHour.”
During her career, Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns and in 2004, she became the first African American woman to moderate a vice presidential debate.
She won multiple awards and received several posthumous honors following her death in 2016.
The Gwen Ifill stamp features a photograph taken in 2008 by Robert Severi.
Derry Noyes, a USPS art director, designed the stamp, which will be available in panes of 20 at Post Offices and usps.com.