*Gwen Ifill and Soledad O’Brien were inducted as honorary members of Delta Sigma Theater during an event Tuesday at Howard University in Washington.

Ifill, who has been with PBS’s for more than two decades and CNN correspondent Soledad O’Brien both expressed sheer delight after the ceremony. O’Brien tweeted yesterday that she must have hugged at least “200k sorors.”

In a historic event yesterday at Howard University, black American television journalists Gwen Ifill and Soledad O’Brien were inducted as honorary members of Delta Sigma Theta.

“I’ve been waiting a long time to say, ‘hey sorors!’” said O’Brien as she greeted her new sorority sisters. “To have a sisterhood that supports you is heartening…Before I would say that service is what you do, now I say it’s what we do.”

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority touts itself as the single largest African American women’s organization in the country. The public service Sorority was founded on the campus of Howard in 1913.

As she was welcomed into the sisterhood, Ifill said, “You have no idea how much this has made my day…The warmth in this room is overwhelming.”