Following is the statement of Thomas Burr, President of the National Press Club on the passing of Gwen Ifill:
“Today is a sad day for journalism and for the Washington journalism community.We have lost a leader in our profession and a good friend, Gwen Ifill.
On Oct. 15, 2015, The National Press Club recognized Gwen as our 2015 recipient of the Fourth Estate Award – the Club’s highest honor. Walter Cronkite, David Broder, Bob Woodward, Russell Baker and Mary McGrory all received this award previously. We consider Gwen right at home among those great names.