LOS ANGELES, November 14, 2016 – Attorney General Kamala D. Harris today issued the following statement on the passing of Gwen Ifill:

“I’m so saddened by the passing of Gwen Ifill. Gwen was a dedicated friend, brilliant journalist and trailblazer for women and African Americans. I was honored by the effort and time she invested in our friendship when I was just a young prosecutor, and she was a role model for a generation of young people both in and outside of journalism. My prayers are with her family, friends, colleagues and those who knew her.”