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News Legend Gwen Ifill Dead At 61 After Cancer Battle — Journalists & Celebs Mourn The Devastating Loss

| Filed under: R.I.P.Media MinuteBarack ObamaKatie CouricSad SadBette MidlerJohn LegendHealthMaria ShriverCancerSickNewsLin-Manuel Miranda

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We just lost a journalism great.

On Monday, Gwen Ifill tragically lost her battle with cancer, and passed away at the age of 61. The iconic anchor died at a hospice in Washington, surrounded by loved ones.

Gwen took over Washington Week in Review in 1999, and officially became the first African-American woman to host a major political talk show on television.

Photos: Stars We've Lost In 2016

Over the course of her career, Ifill covered seven presidential campaigns. In 2013, she became the cohost for PBS' NewsHour. In addition to her television career, she also served as a national political reporter for The Washington Post and the White House correspondent for The New York Times.

NewsHour heartbreakingly announced their co-anchor's death. The show's executive producer, Sara Just, remembered her colleague, saying:

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Amy Schumer Sent A Dirty Text Message To Katie Couric's Husband — And It Sent Stephen Colbert & Mindy Kaling Into Fits Of Laughter!

| Filed under: TV NewsKatie CouricStephen ColbertJimmy FallonGlamourSexPrankLate Night TVMindy KalingAmy Schumer

Katie Couric may love humor, but she got more than she bargained for when hung out with Amy Schumer!

On Wednesday night's Tonight Show, the Trainwreck star revealed to Jimmy Fallon the epically dirty prank she pulled on the newswoman at the Glamour Women Of The Year Awards.

[ Related: Amy's Women Of The Year Speech Was All About Loving Yourself — And Getting D*ck ]

It seems when Katie left her phone at the table with Amy, Mindy Kaling, and Stephen Colbert, the comic just had to send a dirty text message — to Katie's husband!

Ch-ch-check out the video (above) to find out what she sent — and what happened next!

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