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First Lady, Thousands More Mourn, Celebrate Journalist Gwen Ifill

Thousands of mourners, including first lady Michelle Obama, remembered and celebrated veteran Washington journalist Gwen Ifill on Saturday, recalling her as a standard bearer, cherished friend, devoted mentor and woman of abiding faith. Ifill died Monday at 61 after a yearlong battle with cancer. Mrs. Obama did not speak at the service, but several journalists and political figures offered reflections. “We didn’t look like other anchor pairs — and we loved that,” said Judy Woodruff,...

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