I like Gwen Ifill. I think she's a sharp, smart journo, and I have felt that if CBS truly wanted to get a solid woman anchor, they should have picked her rather than Katie Couric. Having said that, I was shocked to learn of her latest conflict of interest when it comes to moderating the VP debates - she's writing a book on Obama to be released on inaugration day. That means an Obama victory could make a difference of a half million dollars or more!!
I don't think Ifill will be biased, but the appearance of conflict has potentially polluted what should be an interesting debate.