“Among the first African Americans to hold prominent positions in both broadcast and print journalism, Ifill was a trailblazer in the profession,” the Postal Service said in a release.
Ifill died of cancer in 2016 at the age of 61. For 17 years, she had served as the moderator of PBS’s “Washington Week” ― the first Black woman to host a nationally televised political talk show. In 2013, she also joined “PBS NewsHour,” becoming half of the first all-female anchor team to lead a network nightly newscast. Ifill moderated the 2004 and 2008 vice presidential debates as well.