WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-Md.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on the passing of Peabody Award-winning journalist Gwen Ifill.
“We have lost a good one far too early with the passing of Gwen Ifill. I had the privilege of knowing and befriending Gwen early in her career, when she was a politics reporter for the Evening Sun in Baltimore and I was a young Speaker of the Maryland House of Delegates. I will always remember her as a kind, gracious person whose commitment to truth and public service drove her passion for reporting. And the country will always remember her as a consummate journalist – tenacious, impartial and thoughtful. She was a standard bearer of integrity through countless cultural and political shifts in our country. Her voice will be sorely missed and impossible to replace. I extend my deepest, sincerest condolences to her family and all those who were fortunate enough to know her and be touched by her spirit and her work.”
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