Sad about Gwen Ifill. Yesterday, the PBS NewsHour co-host died of cancer at age 61. Ifill started her career in the 70s, and broke a lot of barriers at a time when it was especially tough for black female journalists. Her resume includes time at The Washington Post, The New York Times, and NBC News. She moderated two VP debates, plus a presidential primary debate earlier this year between Sen. Bernie Sanders (VT) and former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton. A few years ago, she took the anchor chair at PBS NewsHour along with Judy Woodruff. They were the first all-lady anchor team to host a nightly network news show. Last night, in PBS NewsHour’s dedication to Ifill, Woodruff said her former co-worker was a“supernova.”