Guest Author

August, 2022

Blog, The Gracies

My Experience as a Gracies Judge

It is a privilege and unmatched opportunity to screen the countless amazing productions submitted for the Gracie Awards.  Over the years, I can barely remember few entries that did not make this a very competitive awards program. In many cases, it is difficult to limit oneself to watching only enough to rate the content as our inclination is to sit and watch or listen – everything is incredibly compelling.  

The Gracies are synonymous with the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. Judging Gracie entries is one of the most enjoyable experiences I have annually in the world of media. With the mantra, “by women, for women, or about women” as the overarching philosophy, judges indulge in viewing and evaluating the production values as well as the content of television, radio, and digital media.

Gracies judging has evolved over the years. Ten years ago, it was a collaborative group effort, with everyone in-person, and has evolved as our world has to include virtual judges. Prior to the Covid-19 Pandemic, I judged in-person in Washington, DC for a weekend, beginning on Friday evening with dinner and networking with other judges. Saturday morning, judging began in small groups in separate rooms with a specific number of entries assigned to each group.  Any remaining submissions not completed on Saturday would be completed Sunday morning. Two very intense but delightful days!

With submissions growing each year, judging is now offered virtually and in-person to be inclusive of experts from across the country in all media genres. The number of entries submitted for each category varies, and the work is subdivided into manageable amounts of entries assigned for each judging group.

Often the programs are new, or just new to me, and I’m drawn into the subject. Most judges will tell you they keep a notepad nearby to jot down the names of programs to add to their personal viewing or listening.  

Not only have I been a judge for the last eleven years, but I had the opportunity to host the Gracies judging weekend at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, where I was the Director of the Studio Operation. Groups of judges utilized control rooms, studios and edit suites. How quickly the judges bonded over the shared experience of screening the countless works!

In-person judging is a wonderful networking opportunity for industry peers to gather. Working with other media professionals from around the country is another invaluable benefit of being a judge. To connect with women who are executives, producers, programmers, representing the countless fields of work in media is informative and gratifying. After all these years, I still look forward to the opportunity to participate and recognize the amazing talent of the women in media. I hope to see you in person in 2023 as we gather to experience and celebrate more outstanding content by, for and about women.

Vija Udenans has served as a Gracies Judge for eleven years. She is recently retired after working for over 40 years in the media industry.

Guest Author

July, 2022

Video Blog

NOTE FROM 2021 SCHOLARSHIP WINNER, OMOSE IGHODARO

My dream to attend Columbia University’s Journalism school was achieved, thanks to the generous educational scholarships offered by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF).

Since being named the 2021 recipient of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation & Ford Empowering America Scholarship, my dream is becoming a reality. Last month, I graduated from Columbia University, grew my platform AfroVibes.com, an online platform spotlighting African leaders and connecting the African diaspora to new levels, and will begin a new position at Bloomberg News this fall.

As a young Nigerian-American, the AWMF scholarship supported me and gave me confidence during a time where I hesitated to believe in myself. I’m grateful to have been introduced to many amazing leaders in media through AWMF as well.

I want to personally thank you for your generosity and vote of confidence. Without scholarship patrons willing to support women in media, students like myself would not be able to pursue advanced degrees that in turn, help to further propel diversity within the media community.

This week, I had the opportunity to attend the 47th annual Gracie’s Award Luncheon in New York which gave me much hope and inspiration. I saw several talented, diverse, award winners which reemphasized the possibilities for a recent graduate like myself.

So, thank you – I’m one step closer being a future media mogul. Stay tuned!

Omose Ighodaro is a Columbia University Journalism School Graduate, Masters of Science, Class of ’22. She was the recipient of the 2021 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and Ford Empowering America Scholarship. We look forward to seeing even more from Omose in the future.

Gracies

June, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETES 47th ANNUAL GRACIES LUNCHEON

ESPN SportsCenter Anchor Hannah Storm Hosted and Curb Recording Artist Hannah Ellis Performed at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City

PHOTOS AND CLIPS: CLICK HERE *Credit: Getty Images for AWM (Alliance for Women in Media Foundation)

June 22, 2022 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) presented the 47th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on June 22. Host Hannah Storm, anchor of ESPN SportsCenter, led the program alongside presenters Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Co-Host 106.7 LiteFM Morning Show with Christine Nagy; Linsey Davis, ABC News Live Prime Anchor, Weekend “World News Tonight” Anchor, and ABC News Correspondent; Larry O’Connor, Host, O’Connor & Company on WMAL; Kate Snow, NBC Nightly News Sunday, AnchorandNBC News Senior National Correspondent; and Shelley Wade, Afternoon Host, New York City’s 94.7 The Block and podcast host All the Rage with Shelley Wade. The Gracie Awards were presented to honorees which were previously announced (full list of honorees here) in recognition of individual achievement and outstanding programming by, for and about women in local and student television, radio and digital media.

Highlights from the show included:

  • AWMF Board Chair and executive vice president of The Weiss Agency Heather Cohen opened the Luncheon by acknowledging local radio, television, and student awards is the heart of the Gracies and how happy we are to be together again.
  • Hannah Storm, anchor of ESPN SportsCenter and six-time Gracie winner, hosted the awards. When presenting the awards for outstanding work in Local Market Radio, Storm said, “As we all know, the connection to our local communities happens through local television and radio. Breaking news, keeping us informed, uplifting moments, and understanding how we are all interconnected happens with those of you in this room.”
  • Curb Recording artist and singer/songwriter Hannah Ellis performed “Us” along with her soon-to-be-released single “Country Can.”  Ellis said, “It’s such honor to perform at the Gracie Awards this year. There is something so special about being here and celebrating accomplished and talented women!’
  • Presenter Kate SnowNBC Nightly News Sunday, AnchorandNBC News Senior National Correspondent and 2022 Gracies Award recipient for Outstanding News Feature Series, discussed the importance of fact-checking, vetting and research, noting that right now is a significant moment for journalism.
  • Presenter Larry O’Connor, Host, O’Connor & Company on WMAL said, “I have always, and will always, work on a team led by women.”
  • Presenter Linsey Davis, ABC News Live Prime Anchor, Weekend “World News Tonight” Anchor, and ABC News Correspondent spoke on the benefits of being a mentor and finding a mentor. “Over the process of me being a mentor, she has helped me.” She said before presenting an award to one of her own mentees.
  • Presenter Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Co-Host 106.7 LiteFM Morning Show with Christine Nagy, said, “I am very excited to present today especially to my morning show partner. Everyone who listens knows the Gracie-worthy content comes from her!”
  • Presenter Shelley Wade, Afternoon Host, New York City’s 94.7 The Block and podcast host All the Rage with Shelley Wade, said “I’m honored to be here and am a firm believer in women supporting other women. Thank you all for having me involved.  

The National Gracie Award honorees were recognized at the Gracies Gala, May 24, at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Again, a full list of recipients may be found on the Alliance for Women in Media website.

Photos and clips from the 47th Annual Gracies Luncheon may be viewed at the following link: https://dam.gettyimages.com/event/gracie-awards-luncheon

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and The Gracie Awards – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public, and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with many organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. In addition to giving $20,000 a year in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards that exemplary honor programming created by, for and about women.

For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media, please visit: allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter, Instagram (@AllWomeninMedia) (#TheGracies), and Facebook.

Sponsors of The Gracies Luncheon include Audacy, Beasley Media Group, Cox Media Group, ESPN, Graham Media Group, Gray Media, iHeartMedia, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Hofstra University, Point-To-Point, TEGNA, Townsquare Media, WABC, and WideOrbit.

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Media Contact: Becky Brooks 859.226.4240 and becky.brooks@allwomeninmedia.org

Gracies

June, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ESPN’s HANNAH STORM AS HOST FOR 47TH ANNUAL GRACIES LUNCHEON

Musical Talent, Curb Recording Artist, Hannah Ellis to Perform
on June 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street

June 16, 2022 (New York, N.Y.) – The leadership of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announces that Hannah Storm, ESPN SportsCenter Anchor will host the 47th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon set for June 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City.

The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary content created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.

“Throughout this past year we have seen a number of remarkable projects by and about inspirational women and Hannah Storm will serve as the ideal host to recognize their work,” said Heather Cohen, Chair, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. “We are honored to shine a spotlight on these women, whose stories have driven cultural awareness, offered entertainment that has made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. We are delighted to return to an in-person format so that we can properly celebrate together,” added Becky Brooks, President, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

In addition to serving as SportsCenter Anchor, Storm is a five-time Gracie winner herself. She is an award-winning journalist, a pioneer in the field of sports broadcasting for women, founder of Brainstormin’ Productions, President of Hannah Storm Foundation who funds surgeries for children suffering with vascular anomalies and a published author. In addition to anchoring various editions of SportsCenter, Storm has co-hosted many of the network’s marquee events including: Wimbledon, the U.S. Open, the NBA Finals, the New York Marathon, Veteran’s Day, the Super Bowl, the NCAA College Football Playoff National Championship and the Rose Parade on ABC. Storm became the first woman in American television history to solo host a broadcast network’s sports series when she hosted NBC’s Major League Baseball coverage, including three World Series. Since 2018, Storm and Andrea Kremer have called Thursday night NFL games for Amazon Prime.

“It’s an honor to host the Gracies and to be among the most inspiring, empowering and talented women in our business,” said Storm

Performing at the Luncheon will be singer-songwriter, Curb Recording Artist, Hannah Ellis. Ellis is a mix of favorite flannel, sparkling pink wine and welcome. Whether pouring from a car radio or your phone, the act named to Rolling Stone Country’s “Artist To Watch” list reminds you big leaps often come as a series of small steps when no one is looking. She has since written songs recorded by artists, and been featured as a vocalist on songs, spanning multiple genres, including: Russell Dickerson, Carly Pearce, FOR KING + COUNTRY, Emily Weisband, Cassadee Pope, Filmore, and Sidewalk Prophets who also made her Grand Ole Opry debut. 

Presenters at the Gracie Awards Luncheon will include Paul “Cubby” Bryant, Co-Host 106.7 LiteFM Morning Show with Christine Nagy; Linsey Davis, ABC News Live Prime Anchor, Weekend “World News Tonight” Anchor, and ABC News Correspondent; Larry O’Connor, Host, O’Connor & Company on WMAL; Kate Snow, NBC Nightly News Sunday, AnchorandNBC News Senior National Correspondent; and Shelley Wade, Afternoon Host, New York City’s 94.7 The Block and podcast host All the Rage with Shelley Wade.

The National Gracie Award honorees were recognized at the Gracies Gala, May 24, at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. A full list of recipients may be found on the Alliance for Women in Media website. For more information about the 2022 Gracies Luncheon or to secure tickets, please visit HERE.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and The Gracie Awards – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public, and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with many organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. In addition to giving $20,000 a year in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards that exemplary honor programming created by, for and about women.

For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media, please visit: allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter, Instagram (@AllWomeninMedia) (#TheGracies), and Facebook.

Sponsors of The Gracies Luncheon include Audacy, Beasley Media Group, Cox Media Group, ESPN, Graham Media Group, Gray Media, iHeartMedia, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Hofstra University, Point-To-Point, TEGNA, Townsquare Media, WABC, WideOrbit

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Media Contact: Becky Brooks 859.226.4240 and becky.brooks@allwomeninmedia.org

Gracies

May, 2022

Press Release

AVA DUVERNAY, JILLIAN MERCADO, TAMRON HALL AND POSE RECEIVE TOP HONORS AT THE 47TH ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS

Gala Hosted by Holly Robinson Peete featured Performances by Christina Perri and Celebrated Women in Media and Entertainment

PHOTOS: CLICK HERE *Credit: Getty Images for AWM (Alliance for Women in Media Foundation)

CLIPS: CLICK HERE *Credit: Courtesy of Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

LOS ANGELES (May 24, 2022) – Tonight, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation presented the 47th Annual Gracie Awards at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Hosted by Holly Robinson Peete, the awards recognized exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.

 Highlights from the awards include:

  • Actress Jillian Mercado received the Gracie Award for her role in the Showtime drama The L Word: Generation Q, which she dedicated to the millions of people with disabilities who want to see physical manifestations of themselves on screen. In a heartfelt speech she said, “It was hard to imagine that as a young disabled Latina, I would ever be on this stage with you all winning this award for Actress in a Breakthrough Role. My mind can’t honestly compute what is happening but I am so beyond thankful and grateful to be here.” She continued, “opportunities are far and few in between for the disabled community. We must do better.”
  • Tamron Hall accepted the Gracie Award for “Best On-Air Talent.” In her acceptance speech, she spoke about the importance of seeing diverse role models on screen and noted her appreciation for trailblazers like Carole Simpson, Robin Roberts, Diane Sawyer, Barbara Walters, Linsey Davis. Hall concluded her speech by addressing the Texas elementary school tragedy, saying. “You don’t have to be a parent to understand pain, you don’t have to be a mom to understand loss, but you have to be a human to open your eyes and to see that none of us should rest easy tonight because too many tonight won’t be able to say goodnight.”
  • Award-winning writer, director and producer Ava DuVernay accepted the award for “Best Family Series” for her first unscripted television series Home Sweet Home that sends powerful messages about inclusion and acceptance, and used the platform to encourage empathy after today’s Texas elementary school tragedy.“It’s so important to tell these [types of] stories because the stories that we tell each other matter. If we can tell stories that allow us to see each other in ways that we truly are our most intimate spaces, maybe we would safeguard so that there were not shootings, mass shootings. If we could just see each other, understand each other, have empathy for each other…. See each other,” DuVernay pressed, “and let’s be kind and better to each other. Storytelling can do that.”
  • POSE was honored with the Grand Award for Drama. Actor Our Lady J took the stage to accept the award from Medalion Rahimi. “Thank you for tuning in to laugh with us, and not at us, as trans women continue to be the butt of jokes today,” she said. “We’re at a very volatile moment and a very sensitive and delicate moment for the trans community and for the world at whole. We know that we can go backwards in time and it’s organizations, and thanks to allyships of every person in this room tonight that hopefully we won’t go back in time.”
  • Actress Nasim Pedrad accepted the award for “Best Actress in a Breakthrough Role in Comedy ” for CHAD, for which she is also creator, writer, executive producer and showrunner. She thanked the Alliance for Women in Media and her parents, saying, “Mom, I can’t think of anything less exciting for immigrant parents than to find out your daughter wants a career in improv, but you always encouraged me to follow my heart and do what makes me happy.”
  • Rose McIver presented the award for “Best Actress in Leading Role Drama” to Melanie Lynskey for her character in Showtime’s acclaimed new series Yellowjackets. In her acceptance speech, Melanie joked, “It’s amazing to be 45 years old in a size 12…and be playing the sexiest, most interesting, most fun role of my entire career. I never thought it was going to get better, but it did.”

Singer-songwriter Christina Perri unveiled her baby bump for the first time on the red carpet and then performed during the show. She opened the gala with a special performance of her chart-topping single “A Thousand Years.” Later in the evening she returned to the stage to perform “Evergone,” a deeply personal song off of her new album about the loss of her daughter.

Additional winners, presenters and notable attendees included Brie and Nikki Bella, Kimberly Williams-Paisley, Sheinelle Jones, Bethany Joy Lenz, Shannon Thornton, Sarah Thomas, Angelica Vale, Zach Sang, Ashley Williams, Mimi Rogers, the Mathis family, Ellen K, Deon Cole and more.

To view the complete list of winners, their work and acceptance speeches, visit allwomeninmedia.org.

Sponsors of the Gracie Awards include ABC, CBS, CNN, Crown Media, DJV, ESPN, Elvis Duran, NBC, NCTA, NPR, iHeart, HBO Max, Katz Media Group, Meruelo Media, National Geographic, Premiere Networks, Skyview, Showtime and Warner Entertainment.

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About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) which supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public and allied fields. In addition to giving $20,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces the nationally acclaimed recognition program – the Gracie Awards which honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NCTA – The Cable and Telecommunications Association and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards please visit allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia), (#TheGracies), Instagram (@allwomeninmedia) and Facebook.

Press Contact

Sunshine Sachs

Gracies@SunshineSachs.com

Gracies

May, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

HOLLY ROBINSON PEETE TO HOST 47TH ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS | CHRISTINA PERRI TO PERFORM NEW SINGLE “EVERGONE”

Awards Ceremony to take place on May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Holly Robinson Peete
Photographer: Antwon Maxwell
Christina Perri
Photographer: Ashley Osborne

LOS ANGELES (May 4, 2022) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) today announced actress Holly Robinson Peete will host the 47th Annual Gracie Awards and  multi-platinum singer-songwriter Christina Perri will give a special live performance of her brand new single, “Evergone.” The event will return in-person on Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, and will  honor some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media who have demonstrated their commitment to sharing emotionally-charged, timely and compelling content that continues to further the achievements of all women in media.

“I’m thrilled to be a part of such a special day honoring the tenacity, intelligence and fierceness of my fellow women in media,” said Robinson Peete. “I attended my first Gracie Awards over 10 years ago and have been a fan of AWMF and the work they do to uplift women ever since, so being asked to come back as the host is quite the honor. I can’t wait to celebrate all of the many accomplishments in person this year.”

Since 1951, AWMF has been committed to inspiring, educating, celebrating accomplishments and expanding networks of women across all segments of media.

In the seventh consecutive year as Executive Producer, Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight these prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunities for future generations.

Sponsors of The Gracie Awards include Crown Media, Warner Media, CNN, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, WWE, ESPN, Premiere Networks, Meruelo Media, Skyview, NBC Sports & News, ABC News, HBO Max, Katz Media Group, and National Geographic. Gracie Luncheon sponsors include Audacy, TEGNA, Townsquare, Graham Media, Cox Media Group, and Hofstra University.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) which supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public and allied fields. In addition to giving $20,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces the nationally acclaimed recognition program – the Gracie Awards which honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NCTA – The Cable and Telecommunications Association and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards please visit allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia), (#TheGracies), Instagram (@allwomeninmedia) and Facebook.

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Press Contacts

Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis

Gracies@SunshineSachs.com

Gracies

April, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

47th ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION

47th ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS WINNERS ANNOUNCED BY THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION

MELISSA McCARTHY, KELLY CLARKSON, ELLE FANNING, SAVANNAH GUTHRIE & HODA KOTB, ELLEN K, KAITLYN DEVER, TAMRON HALL, MAID & POSE AMONG HONOREES

Live Awards Ceremony to Take Place on May 24 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel

Local and Student Award Winners to be Honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 22 in New York City

 LOS ANGELES (April 13, 2022) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 47th Annual Gracie Awards which will return in-person on May 24, 2022 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The event will honor some of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media, including Melissa McCarthy, Kelly Clarkson, Elle Fanning, Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb, Kaitlyn Dever, Tamron Hall, Ellen K, Angie Martinez, Dana Cortez and more. The ceremony will also recognize entertainment and news programming that highlighted female-driven stories and culturally relevant topics, including 48 Hours, 60 Minutes, NBC Nightly News, The New York Times Presents, Pose and Maid.

“Throughout this past year we have seen a number of remarkable projects by and about inspirational women,” said Becky Brooks, President, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. “We are honored to shine a spotlight on these women, whose stories have driven cultural awareness, offered entertainment that has made us laugh, cry, and everything in between. This year, we will be returning to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel and are delighted to return to an in-person format so that we can properly celebrate together.”

The Gracies celebrate exemplary talent and programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and digital medias. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets in entertainment and news.

In the seventh consecutive year as Executive Producer of the Gracie Awards Gala, Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight these prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations.

Sponsors of The Gracie Awards include Crown Media, CNN, Premiere, WWE, Meruelo Media, HBO, Audacy, TEGNA, Katz Media Group and NCTA – The Cable and Telecommunications Association

The complete winners list is below. Honorees are listed in alphabetical order within each category.

The complete winners list is below. Honorees are listed in alphabetical order within each category. To view the complete list of award recipients, visit allwomeninmedia.org.

TELEVISION NATIONAL HONOREES

48 Hours: A Promise to Ahmaud (48 Hours & CBS News)

CBS News

Investigative Feature [TV – National]

48 Hours: What Happened to the Perfect Child? (48 Hours)

CBS News

Documentary- News [TV – National]

60 Minutes: Saving the Mountain Gorillas (60 Minutes)

ViacomCBS

Soft News Feature [TV – National]

Baby Roe Speaks (ABC News Prime)

ABC NEWS

Interview Feature [TV – National]

Beverly Chase (VICE on Showtime)

VICE Media (United States of America)

Showrunner Nonfiction- News [TV – National]

Custody Dispute (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt)

NBC NEWS

News Feature Series [TV – National]

Elle Fanning (The Great)

Hulu

Actress in a Leading Role – Comedy or Musical [TV – National]

Friday Night Vibes

TBS

Special or Variety [TV – National]

Geeta Gandbhir, Samantha Knowles, Nadia Hallgren and Yoruba Richen (Black and Missing)

HBO/HBO Max

Director [TV – National]

Hind Hassan (VICE News)

VICE Media (United States of America)

Reporter/Correspondent [TV – National]

Home Sweet Home

Warner Bros. Unscripted Television & ARRAY Filmworks

Family Series [TV – National]

Honour

BritBox

Made for Television Movie [TV – National]

Jane Ferguson (PBS NewsHour)

PBS NewsHour

Reporter/Correspondent – Public Broadcast [TV – National]

Jen Flanz (The Daily Show with Trevor Noah)

Comedy Central

Showrunner Nonfiction- Latenight [TV – National]

Jillian Mercado (The L Word: Generation Q)

SHOWTIME

Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Drama [TV – National]

Kaitlyn Dever (Dopesick)

Hulu

Actress in a Leading Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

The Kelly Clarkson Show

NBCUniversal Syndication Studios

Talk Show – Entertainment [TV – National]

Lana Parilla (Why Women Kill)

CBS Studios

Actress in a Supporting Role – Comedy or Musical [TV- National]

Linsey Davis (ABC News)

ABC NEWS

On-Air Talent – News Magazine [TV – National]

Mahlet Girma (Breast Cancer Awareness:  The story of Mahlet Girma)

Voice of America

Non-English Program [TV – National]

Maid

Warner Bros. Television

Limited Series  [TV – National]

Maria Taylor (NBC Sports and Olympics)

NBC Sports and Olympics

On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – National]

Marja-Lewis Ryan (The L Word: Generation Q)

SHOWTIME

Showrunner Fiction- Drama [TV – National]

Melanie Lynskey (Yellowjackets)

SHOWTIME

Actress in a Leading Role – Drama [TV – National]

Melissa McCarthy (Nine Perfect Strangers)

Hulu

Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie or Limited Series [TV – National]

Michelle King (The Good Fight)

CBS Studios/King Size Productions

Producer- Entertainment [TV – National]

Nasim Pedrad (CHAD)

TBS

Actress in a Breakthrough Role- Comedy [TV – National]

Nida Manzoor (We Are Lady Parts)

Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios

Writer Scripted- Comedy [TV – National]

On Her Turf

Peacock/NBC Olympics

Sports Program [TV – National]

Pati Jinich (La Frontera with Pati Jinich)

PBS

Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction [TV-National]

Making History

ESPN (United States of America)

GRAND AWARD Sports Feature [TV – National]

Pilar Perez (En sus zapatos)

ESPN Deportes & ESPN International

Non English Individual Achievement [TV – National]

Pose

FX

GRAND AWARD Drama [TV – National]

Pose

FX

Ensemble Cast [TV – National]

Savannah Guthrie & Hoda Kotb (TODAY)

TODAY/NBC News

On-Air Talent – News [TV – National]

Stories We Tell: The Fertility Secret

MSNBC Films, Cinemation Studios, NBC News Studios

Non-Fiction Entertainment [TV – National]

Suzan-Lori Parks (Genius: Aretha)

National Geographic

Producer- Entrtainment Limited Series

Tamron Hall (TAMRON HALL SHOW)

ABC News/ Disney

On-Air Talent – Entertainment [TV – National]

The New York Times Presents: Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson

FX

Documentary- Entertainment [TV – National]

The Rescue of Parwana

CNN

Hard News Feature [TV – National]

Tina Lifford (Queen Sugar)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Actress in a Supporting Role – Drama [TV – National]

Tonya Simpson (ABC News)

ABC NEWS

Producer- News [TV – National]

Trafficked With Mariana Van Zeller

National Geographic

News Magazine [TV – National]

U.S. Capitol Insurrection (TODAY)

TODAY/NBC News

News Program [TV – National]

Vanessa Roth (Impact with Gal Gadot)

National Geographic

Writer Unscripted [TV – National]

We Are Lady Parts

Working Title Television, which is a part of Universal International Studios

Comedy [TV – National]

Writing Team (The Walking Dead)

AMC Networks

Writer Scripted- Drama [TV – National]

Yvette Lee Bowser (Run the World)

STARZ

Showrunner Fiction- Comedy [TV – National]

RADIO NATIONAL HONOREES

A Look Back At 1992 LA And America Since Rodney King (On Point)

WBUR

Documentary [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

ABC Audio’s Front & Center Spotlight: Carly Pearce

ABC News Radio

Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Alison Cook (The Doc Project)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Producer [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Allison Keyes (CBS News Weekend Roundup)

CBS News Radio

Weekend Host / Personality- News [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Cheri Preston (ABC News Radio)

ABC News Radio

Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Child Care Industry In Crisis (Karen Travers)

ABC News Radio

News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Dana Cortez (The Dana Cortez Show)

Skyview Networks

Host/Personality [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Ellen K (The Ellen K Weekend Show)

iHeartMedia

Weekend Host / Personality Entertainment [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Fall of Afghanistan

CBS News Radio

Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – National Syndicated Commercial]

Fordham Conversations – Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity

WFUV-FM

Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jen Horn, Victoria Keelan, Jai Kershner (The DJV Show)

Doug Stephan Networks; The DJV Show

Co-host- Talk Radio [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Medha Gandhi (Elvis Duran and the Morning Show)

Premiere Networks/iHeartMedia

Co-host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Melissa Harris-Perry (The Takeaway)

NYPR / WNYC Studios

Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

NPR coverage of India’s farmer protests

NPR

Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Rerouting: defying the given path, paving a new one – North Korean female defectors’ journey

Radio Free Asia Korean Service

Non-English Program [Radio – National]

Rund Abdelfatah (Throughline)

NPR

Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Smith Sisters Live

SiriusXM

Talk Show [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The Julia Show

Audacy

Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

The World At Six (Margaret Evans)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Women in China

NPR

Series [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

DIGITAL MEDIA NATIONAL HONOREES

Amber Ferguson (Interabled Caregiving)

The Washington Post

Online Producer- Investigative [DM – National]

Because of Anita

Pineapple Street Studios and The Meteor

Podcast – Educational [DM – National]

Believe Her

Lemonada Media

Podcast – Investigative [ DM – National ]

Brooke Siffrinn and Aricia Skidmore-Williams (Even the Rich)

Wondery

Podcast Co-host/Ensemble [DM – National]

Clarissa Ward (Tug of War)

CNN Audio

Podcast Host – News [ DM – National ]

George Floyd: A Community Leader (Univision News Digital (online))

Univision News Digital

Website – News [DM – National]

History Refocused: Claudette Colvin

CNN Digital

Original Online Programming – Standalone Video [DM – National]

In Giro Con Fra

Lemonada Media

Non-English Program- Podcast [DM – National]

Inaccessible Cities

AJ Contrast, Al Jazeera Digital

Website – Information/Entertainment [DM – National]

Jemele Hill is Unbothered

Spotify

Podcast – Lifestyle Interview [DM – National]

Kim Cornett (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt: Kids Edition)

NBC News

Online Producer- News [DM – National]

Ladies First: Black Women & Sex in Hip-Hop

MTV Entertainment Group, Paramount

Original Online Programming –  Entertainment [DM – National]

Meredith Goldstein (Love Letters)

Boston Globe

Podcast Host – Entertainment [ DM – National ]

NPR: Teaching in the Pandemic

NPR

Blog [DM – National]

Patty Steele (The Deep 6)

Elvis Duran Group

Podcast – Lifestyle Limited Series [DM – National]

Perseverance with Abby, Lola and Diana Trujillo

Sesame Workshop

Non-English Program- Family Program [DM – National]

Savannah Sellers (NBC News Now)

NBC News Now

Online Video Host / Correspondent / Actress [DM – National]

SEEHER Multiplicity

Dotdash Meredith

Original Online Programming – Video Series [DM – National]

Stéphanie Fillion

La Presse/Radio-Canada (special contribution)

Non-English Individual Achievement [DM – National]

Stephanie McMahon (HEAVEN)

WWE

Online Producer- Sports [DM – National]

Suzie Liu (ABC News: The Dropout)

ABC NEWS

Podcast Producer  [DM – National]

Teens in America

YR Media, Washington Post

Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio [DM – National]

The Lead

Wondery & The Athletic

Podcast – Sports [DM – National]

The Turning: The Sisters Who Left

Rococo Punch & iHeartRadio

Podcast – Entertainment [DM – National]

Unlocking My Past & Finding A Connection to Slavery

NBC News Digital

Original Online Programming – News [DM – National]

We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle

Cadence13

Podcast – Lifestyle [DM – National]

TELEVISION LOCAL HONOREES

Claudia Orozco (Migración durante la pandemia)

Noticias Univisión San Diego

Non English Individual Achievement [TV – Local]

Deborah Horne (KIRO 7)

Cox Media Group

On-Air Talent [TV – Local]

Dress shopping in Mom’s final days (KBTX News 3 at Ten)

KBTX

Soft News Feature [TV – Local]

Juneteenth:  1865-2021

KHOU 11

Documentary [TV – Local]

KSAT Explains: What You Need To Know About Protective Orders In Bexar County

KSAT

News Magazine [TV – Local]

Mary Fecteau (The 86th Annual Anisfield-Wolf Book Awards)

Ideastream Public Media

Director [TV – Local]

RACE LISTEN. LEARN. LIVE.

KSDK

News Program [TV – Local]

Senator Lauren Book, Chucha Barber, Claire VanSusteren, Michele Watson (Journey Home)

Chucha Barber Productions, Inc.

Producer – Scripted / Edited / Live [TV – Local]

Susan Moses (The Year of the Tiger Ladies)

WKYC / TEGNA

Sports Feature [TV – Local]

The Next 400: Digging Into The Tangled Roots of Black Hair Culture

WOIO-TV

News Magazine- Special [TV – Local]

The Power of Healing: Address the Mess

WKYC / TEGNA

Hard News Feature [TV – Local]

Bailed Out to Abuse (WAVE News)

Gray Television, Inc.

Investigative Feature [TV – Local]

RADIO LOCAL HONOREES

A Love Supreme

WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio

Special [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Allison Sherry (‘I’ll Fight For The Rest Of My Life’: Elijah McClain’s Mother Reflects On Two Years Since His Death)

Colorado Public Radio

Interview Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Amanda Orlando (The WARM Morning Show with Jim and Amanda)

Cumulus Media

Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Medium [Radio – Local]

Andie Summers (The Andie Summers Show)

Beasley Media Group (United States of America)

Host Morning Drive- Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angelica Vale (Cali 93.9 Mornings)

Cali 93.9, KLLI-FM,  Meruelo Media – Los Angeles

Non-English Individual Achievement [Radio – Local]

Angie Martinez (The Angie Martinez Show)

iHeartRadio

Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Major Market [Radio – Local]

Angie Perrin (Press Play with Madeleine Brand)

KCRW

Producer [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

CBC Cree Radio: Winschgaoug and Eyou Dipajimoon

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Non-English Program [Radio – Local]

Christine Nagy (Cubby and Christine in the Morning)

iHeartMedia (WLTW)

Co-host (Music DJ/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Figgy Pudding Choir

KIRO Newsradio

Soft News Feature [Radio – Local]

Gold Star Moms

KIRO Newsradio

Public Service Announcement [Radio – Local]

Heather Hunter (O’Connor and Company)

WMAL

Producer- Talk [Radio – Local]

I Regret Becoming a Parent (Audacious)

Connecticut Public

Talk Show [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

I’m Listening (KCBS Radio)

KCBS Radio (Audacy)

Public Affairs [Radio – Local]

International Women’s Day  (Valentine in the Morning)

iHeartMedia

Special [Radio – Local]

Janet Saidi (The Check-In)

KBIA

Host/Anchor [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Jeana Gondek (Jacksonville’s Morning News)

Cox Media Group

Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Local]

Judi Franco (Dennis & Judi)

Townsquare Media

Co-host (Talk/Personality) Small/Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Kelly Dzanaj (Kelly on 100.7 Star)

Audacy Pittsburgh

Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Lori Barghini & Julia Cobbs (The Lori & Julia Show)

myTalk 107.1 – KTMY-FM

Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio – Local]

Magic 106.7’s “Exceptional Women” with Kyra Sedgwick

Audacy Boston

Interview Feature- Entertainment [Radio – Local]

MalaniKai (Word on the Street (95.5 WSB / WSB-AM WSBB-FM / Atlanta, GA))

Cox Media Group

Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major [Radio – Local]

Many Troops Are Leaving The Military Prematurely Due To Sexual Harassment, Assault

Texas Public Radio

Hard News Feature- Non-Commercial [Radio – Local]

Mary Walter (Mary Walter WMAL Mornings On The Mall)

Cumulus Media

Interview Feature- News [Radio – Local]

Melissa “Mo” Wagner (“The Mo & StyckMan Show”)

Audacy – WUSY-FM Chattanoonga, TN

Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Small [Radio – Local]

Michelle Durham (Family fights for teens in toxic relationships)

KYW Newsradio – Audacy

Hard News Feature [Radio – Local]

Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought

Texas Tech Public Media, The Texas Newsroom, Texas Public Radio, PBS Frontline, American Public Media Research Lab

Documentary [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Saraya Wintersmith (Like Other Arab Americans in Politics, Boston’s Essaibi George Faces Questions About Her Identity)

GBH News

Portrait/Biography [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Sharon Barnes-Waters (1010 WINS: The Black Experience)

1010 WINS

Producer- News [Radio – Local]

The Rita Cosby Show

WABC Radio

Talk Show [Radio – Local]

Tracy Dixon (KYGO Morning Show)

Bonneville International

Host – Morning Drive – Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Ways & Means Presents: The Arc of Justice – From Here to Equality

Sanford School of Public Policy, Duke University / North Carolina Public Radio – WUNC

Series [Radio Non – Commercial Local]

TELEVISION STUDENT HONOREES

A Horse From Heaven

The University of Maryland

Soft News Feature [TV – Student]

Ashley Chase, Lauren Kraudy, Emma Evans, Alexandria Sorensen (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University School of Communications – Universe Live

Producer [TV – Student]

Carly Wasserlein (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University School of Communications – Universe Live

Director [TV – Student]

Church members respond to urging from the First Presidency to get the COVID-19 vaccine (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University School of Communications – Universe Live

Hard News Feature [TV – Student]

Harlee Hunsaker (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University School of Communications – Universe Live

On-Air Talent [TV – Student]

RADIO STUDENT HONOREES

Crystal Lucio-Bermudez (WRHU – Abortion Rights Feature)

WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University

Host/Personality [Radio – Student]

Emily White Music Biz Executive Inspires Next Generation of Female Industry Leaders (Music Biz Buzz )

WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University

Talk Show [Radio – Student]

Nassibah Beddredine (Youth Advocate For Inclusive Sex Education)

WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio

Interview Feature [Radio – Student]

Rachel Schnelle (Lavender a Tough Crop for ‘Muggy’ Missouri, But This Couple is Giving it a Go.)

KBIA

News Feature [Radio – Student]

The Rowan Report Election Night Special

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

Public Affairs [Radio – Student]

Victoria Bell (Backyard Players & Friends)

WRHU FM Radio Hofstra University

Producer [Radio – Student]

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENT HONOREES

Amudalat Ajasa (Inside America’s last whites-only church)

Hofstra University

Online Video Host or Correspondent [DM – Student]

ESCAPE TO JUSTICE

Global Girl Media

Original Online Programming [DM – Student]

Linda T. Kennedy (Of A Certain Age)

Harvard University Extension School

Podcast Host [DM – Student]

Looking For Violet

Fordham University

Podcast Entertainment [DM – Student]

Sex Work After Gilgo | Getting to the Root

Hofstra University

Podcast Investigative [DM – Student]


About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) which supports and promotes educational programs, and scholarships to benefit the media, the public and allied fields. In addition to giving $20,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces the nationally acclaimed recognition program – the Gracie Awards which honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), NCTA – The Cable and Telecommunications Association and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and the Gracie Awards please visit allwomeninmedia.org and follow on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia), (#TheGracies), Instagram (@allwomeninmedia) and Facebook.

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Press Contacts

Sunshine Sachs Morgan & Lylis

Gracies@SunshineSachs.com

awm

February, 2022

Press Release

The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation Announce the 2022 Board of Directors & Officers

February 16, 2022 (New York City/Los Angeles) – The Alliance for Women in Media and its Foundation (AWM/F) are pleased to announce the 2022 National Board of Directors and Officers. New to the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Board are: Catherine Badalamente, Vice President & Chief Innovation Officer (Incoming CEO), Graham Media Group; Monica Bloom, VP of Marketing, First Look Media; Thea Mitchem, Executive Vice President of Programming, iHeart Media; Marie Tedesco, Chief Financial Officer, Beasley Media Group. New to the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) Board are: Tim Clarke, Senior Vice President, Digital Audio Content, Audacyand Vicki Lins, President and CEO, CTAM.

Officers of the board have been announced as Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency, serving as chair; Annie Howell, Chief Communications Officer, Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark), serving as incoming chair; Keisha Sutton-James, CEO & Founder, Sutton Button Productions LLC, serving as immediate past chair; Brenda Hetrick, Chief Revenue Officer, Matrix Solutions, serving as treasurer, and Katina Arnold, Vice President, Corporate Communications, ESPN, serving as incoming treasurer. 

“The role of the AWM and Foundation boards is to lead our organizations and industry as we recognize, connect and educate women in all facets of media.” stated Becky Brooks, president, AWM/F.  “The past two years have proven that leadership of an organization is critical to navigate through uncertain times. It is as important as it’s ever been to have insightful, diverse leadership. This year’s directors are dedicated to donating time and resources to guide us to the next level.  We are thrilled to have these talented, accomplished women and men guiding our strategic initiatives.”

The following leaders will continue to serve as Directors at Large of AWM: Marsha Cooke, Vice President & Executive Producer, ESPN Films and 30 for 30; Abby Greensfelder, Founder & CEO, Everywoman Studios; and, Katherine Wolfgang, Head of Public Relations, CBC. Svetlana Gans, Vice President and Associate General Counsel at NCTA – The Internet & Television Association (NCTA); Mike McVay, President, McVay Media; Deborah Parenti, Publisher, RadioInk, RBR and TVBR; Josie Thomas, former (retired) Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, CBS and Christine Travaglini, President, Katz Radio Group; will continue to serve as a Director at Large of AWMF.

AWMF is also pleased to announce Heather Cohen, Annie Howell and Mike McVay will continue to serve as chairs for the Gracie Awards. Learn more about the Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, at https://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/.

Board photos and bios can be found on the AWM website. Here for the AWM board of directors and here for the AWM Foundation board of directors.

Connect with AWM through our @AllWomenInMedia handle on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn and sign up for the FastForward Newsletter for the latest updates and career center opportunities.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and inspires women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1951 as American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT), AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment. AWM harnesses the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media to empower career development, engage in thought leadership, and drive positive change for our industry and societal progress.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF): In 1960, the Alliance for Women in Media became the first professional broadcasting organization to establish an educational foundation. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, honoring exemplary programming created by, for or about women and individual achievement. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. For the latest news on the Gracies, follow The Gracies on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit www.allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.

Media Contact:

Becky Brooks

President

becky.brooks@allwomeninmedia.org

1.859.226.4240

Becky Brooks

January, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Extends Deadline for the 2022 Gracie Award Entries

January 18, 2022 (New York City/Los Angeles) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has announced that the final deadline to submit entries for the 47th annual Gracie Awards has been extended until January 27, 2022. The regular deadline, with no additional fee, is January 20, 2022 (11:59 pm ET). The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, celebrate programming and individual achievement by, for and about women in television, radio/audio and digital media.  Submissions from all facets of media are encouraged.    

The media community has been working tirelessly to keep the public informed the past two years of the ever-evolving pandemic while also learning to produce content in new ways. It is an important time to celebrate storytellers and content creators who are informing, entertaining and creating new ways to engage the audience.  A full list of the categories can be found here.

“We know the circumstances of the past two years led to delivering content to audiences in ways we never expected, which is why we are more committed than ever to honoring the remarkable work that has been created by, for and about women,” says Becky Brooks, AWMF president. “As our biggest fundraiser of the year, the Gracie Awards enable the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to deliver on its promise of furthering the connection, education and recognition of women in media even during times of uncertainty.”

The Gracie Awards Gala is still currently scheduled for an in-person celebration May 24 at the famed Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire and Gracie Awards Luncheon for June 22 at Cipriani 42nd Street. AWMF extends gratitude to its ongoing donors and sponsors committed to furthering the mission of the organization including Crown Media Family Networks, CNN, and NCTA – The Internet and Television Association.

The Gracie Awards are also honored to have the leadership of Ms. Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, The Weiss Agency; Annie Howell, Chief Communications Officer, Crown Media Family Networks; and Mike McVay, McVay Media Consulting as Gracies Co-Chairs and Mr. Vicangelo Bulluck serving as Executive Producer.

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The 2022 Gracie Awards entry eligibility air dates are from January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021. Entry details, including pricing and updated categories, can be viewed at https://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/call-for-entries/.

The application to judge content for The Gracie Awards is available until January 28, 2022. Learn more about Gracies judging and view the application at https://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/judging/.

About the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation: In 1960, the Alliance for Women in Media became the first professional broadcasting organization to establish an educational foundation. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a gala that honors exemplary programming created by, for or about women. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, educational organization. For the latest news on the Gracies, follow The Gracies on Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit www.allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.  

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CONTACT:

Becky Brooks

President

Becky.Brooks@allwomeninmedia.org

Ph: 859.226.4240

Amy Burton

November, 2021

Press Release

AWM Connects Mentorship Program

AWM Connects is an exciting new virtual mentoring program that will connect young/new professionals with senior level executives throughout television, radio, and digital media.

The event will be held on December 15th from 12-1pm ET and will include an opportunity for mentees and mentors to interact. We will also be connecting mentees with mentors for a one-on-one conversation after the event is over. (While we cannot guarantee you will be paired with a specific mentor, we will ask for preferences when making the connections post-event.)

Mentors will be members of the AWM and AWM Foundation Board of Directors as well as high-level executives specifically selected to match up with the mentees that apply for the program.

Mentees interested in participating in this inaugural program should apply by December 1st. For more information and the application, please visit the AWM Connects page.

Because of the generous support of our Presenting Sponsors, Ford Motor Company and Ziploc Accessory Bags, we are able to host this event for FREE for all selected applicants. Our thanks and appreciation go out to Ford and Ziploc for their continued support of the Alliance for Women in Media’s mission to support women across all media segments, expand networks, continue education, and celebrate accomplishments.