CNN’s Don Lemon Sheds A Tear In Heartbreaking Tribute To Journalist Gwen Ifill

Renowned journalist Gwen Ifill died this week from complications of uterine cancer, and the news world is reeling at her loss. As a black women among scores of white male journalists, she stood out in the trails she blazed as well as for her exceptional reporting. She covered politics in particular and worked at different times for The New York Times, NBC, The Washington Post, and of course PBS.

Ms. Ifill’s incredible life and career have inspired many young journalist. And, on CNN it fell to Don Lemon to remember and honor her. In a heartfelt video for broadcast, Lemon could not hold back his tears as he described Ms. Ifill as, “simply brilliant and powerful, a quiet storm.” He also remembered how she helped him with his first demo tape when he was just starting out.

His very raw emotion echoes the nation’s mourning at this paragon of journalism. We would like to second the words that he used to caption the video, “I won’t say goodbye, because goodbyes are so hard. But I will say, so long and thank you.”