AWM’s History Through Photos and Videos

The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. In 2010, the better reflect our commitment to all women in the media, our name was changed to the Alliance for Women in Media.

Throughout the years, we have made many memories. Here are just a select few.

The 1950s

AWRT Organizing Convention
Second Person from Left: Edythe Meserand, First President of the Association for Women in Radio and Television
April 6, 1951
Astor Hotel
Cocktail Party for the American Women in Radio and Television (AWRT) given by the National Association of Greeting Card Publishers
Astor Hotel
April 6, 1951

The 1960s

Left: Montez Tjaden, Newly Installed President of AWRT
Middle: Esther Van Wagoner Tufty, Outgoing President of AWRT
Right: Martha Crane, President-Elect of AWRT
Hotel Statler Hilton, Washington, DC
May 7, 1961
Left: Mimi Hoffmeir of NBC, AWRT Treasurer of the Educational Foundation
Middle: Julie Chase of WTAG, Worcester, MA, AWRT President
Right: Esther Peterson, US Assistant Secretary of Labor
Ms. Chase is holding the AWRT Survey on Women in Broadcasting, which was presented to Ms. Peterson

The 1980s

President Ronald Reagan addresses the American Women in Radio and Television at a drop-by reception
September 22, 1983

The 1990s

1997 AWRT Event
1999 Gracies Gala


AWRT’s 50th Anniversary Celebration in 2001
2004 Gracie Luncheon
2007 Gracies Gala
Honoree Wanda Sykes with Chris Rock


2010 Sizzle Reel
2012 Gracies Gala
Honoree Florence Henderson
Kidd Kraddick Morning Show Honorees
The 44th Annual Gracies Awards, hosted by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation on May 21, 2019 at the Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.


Mickey Guyton and Jonathan Sosin perform during the 45th Anniversary Gracie Awards on September 10, 2020. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for Women in Media Foundation)
Anthony Anderson, Tracee Ellis Ross, and Laurence Fishburne accept the award for Best Series – Comedy for ‘Black-ish’ at the 46th Annual Gracie Awards on October 05, 2021. (Photo by Alliance for Women in Media Foundation/Getty Images for Alliance for Women in Media Foundation)
2021 Sizzle Reel

Do you have a memory to share? We are always on the hunt for photos, videos, and fun moments. Please contact Amy Burton at amy.burton@allwomeninmedia.org if you would like to share. Thanks in advance!