Amy Burton

October, 2023

Gracies Leadership Award, Press Release

Alliance for Women in Media Announces Radio Legend Delilah as Inaugural Recipient of the Gracies Icon Award

October 10, 2023 – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is proud to announce radio legend Delilah will be honored with the inaugural Gracies Icon Award at the 2023 Gracies Leadership Awards. Delilah, often referred to as the “Oprah of Radio,” will be celebrated for her outstanding contributions to the world of radio and her unwavering commitment to uplifting and empowering listeners.

“We are thrilled to present the first-ever Gracies Icon Award to Delilah,” said Becky Brooks, President of the Alliance for Women in Media. “Delilah’s remarkable career in broadcasting has been a source inspiration and empowerment for countless women in the industry. Her commitment to connecting with her audience through the airwaves is truly exceptional. Delilah embodies the spirit of the Gracie Awards, and we are honored to celebrate her achievements at this year’s event.”

With a career spanning over three decades, Delilah has captured the hearts of millions with her soothing voice, open heart, and love for music. She currently holds the title of the most-listened-to woman on radio in the United States.

Delilah’s career has garnered numerous accolades, including her induction into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2016 and the prestigious National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Broadcast Hall of Fame in 2017. Her induction into the NAB Broadcast Hall of Fame was a historic moment, marking the first time in 35 years that a woman received such a distinction. Delilah also earned a coveted Marconi Award for “Network/Syndicated Personality of the Year” from the NAB in 2016. Furthermore, she is a regular recipient of the “Most Influential Women in Radio” honor by Radio Ink and previously received the “Outstanding Host Entertainment/Information” award at the Alliance for Women in Media’s 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala.

Delilah’s unique blend of storytelling, empathetic listening, and encouragement, all accompanied by adult contemporary music, has made her a top-ranked radio host with both female and male listeners in cities across the nation. She has described her show as a “safety zone where listeners take off their armor, slip into a ‘Mr. Rogers’ cardigan, sit around the electronic hearth, and share their secrets.”

In addition to her illustrious on-air radio career, Delilah is an author and also a radio station owner, purchasing the radio station that provided her with her broadcasting start at age 14, KDUN AM in Reedsport, Oregon, in 2021.The station was bankrupt at the time of her purchase, providing her an opportunity to restore the only local market media resource to the community.

Beyond her work in radio and writing, Delilah’s dedication to improving the lives of children is truly remarkable. As a mother of 15 children, 12 of whom she adopted, she founded the Point Hope foundation in 2004 as a voice for forgotten children worldwide.

The Gracies Icon Award celebrates Delilah’s outstanding career, dedication to her listeners, and her relentless commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. AWM is proud to honor her at the Gracies Leadership Awards on November 13 at Tribeca 360° in New York City, alongside previously announced honorees, Rebekah Dopp, Rosalyn Durant, Suzanne Grimes, Rashida Jones, Susan Larkin, Lori Locke, and Kay Olin.

Special thanks to sponsors of the Gracies Leadership Awards including, Audacy, Clear Channel Outdoor, Cumulus Media/Westwood One, ESPN, Google News Initiative, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, and WideOrbit.

For more information about the Alliance for Women in Media and the Gracies Leadership Awards, please visit allwomeninmedia.org

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and educates women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community 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. 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.

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Media Contact:
Jenny Ditto 
859.514.3008
jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Amy Burton

October, 2023

Gracies Leadership Award, Press Release

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA ANNOUNCES GRACIES LEADERSHIP AWARDS TO HONOR SIX WOMEN IN MEDIA

Kay Olin to Receive AWM Legacy Leadership Award November 13 at Tribeca 360° New York

October 5, 2023 – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) proudly announces the distinguished recipients of the 2023 Gracies Leadership Awards, celebrating the remarkable achievements and groundbreaking contributions of women in leadership.

The awards luncheon will take place at Tribeca 360° in New York on Monday, November 13, promising an unforgettable afternoon celebrating the accomplishments of these extraordinary women and their collective influence on future generations.

This year’s honorees represent a formidable group of industry leaders:

  1. Rebekah Dopp, EVP, Distribution, Strategy & Affiliate Relations, The CW
  2. Rosalyn Durant, EVP, Programming and Acquisitions, ESPN
  3. Suzanne Grimes, President Westwood One and EVP Corporate Marketing, Cumulus Media
  4. Rashida Jones, President, MSNBC
  5. Susan Larkin, COO, Audacy
  6. Lori Locke, EVP and Chief Accounting Officer, Warner Bros. Discovery

In addition to honoring these exemplary leaders, AWM will recognize Kay Olin, Owner and President of Olin and Associates, and former President of Local Focus, with the Legacy Leadership Award. This award acknowledges her profound impact on the organization and her distinguished service in leadership roles, including her tenure as past AWM Chair.

Becky Brooks, President of the Alliance for Women in Media, remarked, “We are immensely proud to honor these leaders in media who have not only excelled in their respective fields but have also served as beacons of inspiration for future generations. Their unwavering dedication to shaping the media landscape with inclusivity and innovation makes them true leaders in every sense. We look forward to celebrating their outstanding achievements at the Gracies Leadership Awards, as they continue to illuminate and advance the path forward for all women in media.”

Special thanks to sponsors of the Gracies Leadership Awards including Audacy, Clear Channel Outdoor, ESPN, Google News Initiative, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA – The Internet & Television Association, Westwood One and WideOrbit.

For more information about the Alliance for Women in Media and the Gracies Leadership Awards, please visit allwomeninmedia.org

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and educates women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community 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. 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.

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Media Contact:
Jenny Ditto 
859.514.3008
jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Amy Burton

September, 2023

Blog, Gracie Interview Series, Press Release

Lemonada Media Founders Share Insights in Gracie Interview Series with Heather Cohen, Executive Vice President, Weiss Agency

View Interview Here

[September 6, 2023] On Thursday, September 7 the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) will release the latest Gracie Interview Series with Lemonada Media’s founders, Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs, in conversation with Heather Cohen, immediate Past Chair, AWM Foundation, Executive Vice President, Weiss Agency.

Lemonada Media is an award-winning podcast network known for its thought-provoking and socially impactful content. In this insightful conversation, Lemonada’s founders discuss their journey, their commitment to storytelling, and their dedication to amplifying diverse voices within the media landscape. As part of AWM’s ongoing mission to empower and celebrate women in media, this interview provides a unique opportunity to delve into the minds behind Lemonada Media, a company known for its commitment to authenticity, inclusivity and “making life suck less.”

Furthermore, Lemonada Media has gained recognition for its compelling podcasts, which tackle critical social issues, foster meaningful conversations, and explore a wide range of topics, from mental health, women’s issues to racial justice and more.

In this engaging interview, Lemonada’s founders share:

  • The inspiration behind Lemonada Media and its commitment to creating content that matters.
  • Their experiences navigating the ever-evolving podcasting industry.
  • Insights into the importance of diversity and inclusion in media.
  • Upcoming projects and initiatives aimed at promoting underrepresented voices.

The interview with Lemonada Media’s founders will be available on the Alliance for Women in Media’s website on September 7. AWM members are encouraged to tune in to gain valuable insights into the world of podcasting and media entrepreneurship.

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About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media connects, recognizes and educates women across the media industry. AWM is a diverse community 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. 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.

CONTACT:
Jenny Ditto
Awards & Public Relations Manager
Jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Gracies

June, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

Women in Media Honored at the 48th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon, Celebrating Remarkable Achievements and Powerful Storytelling

Elizabeth Vargas of NewsNation Hosted
and Curb Records Recording Artist Harper Grace 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 20, 2023 (New York City) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) presented the 48th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street in New York City on June 20. Host Elizabeth Vargas, anchor of “Elizabeth Vargas Reports” on NewsNation, led the program alongside presenters Judi Franco, Co-host #1 rated “Dennis & Judi” midday show on Townsquare’s New Jersey 101.5; Sara Haines, Co-Host, ABC’s The View; Maxwell of Z100 in New York hosting “The Maxwell & Crystal Show” an iHeartMedia station; Shima Oliaee, CEO and founder ofShirazad Productions; andBrigitte Quinn, creator, host and Managing Editor of Audacy affiliate Newsline on NYC’s WCBS 880.

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 Chief Communications Officer, Hallmark Media, Annie Howell opened the Luncheon by acknowledging “The east coast stop of the bi-coastal awards, is what many people call the heart of the Gracies. It is the celebration of local and student winners and honoring those telling stories that impact each of us in our communities.”
  • Host, Elizabeth Vargas, of NewsNation, said: 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… appreciate the storytellers in your life, at the local level and nationally.”
  • Presenter, Judi Franco, Co-host of “Dennis and Judi” on Townsquare’s New Jersey 101.5,acknowledged that “Even though the media industry has changed so much, radio is still a living, breathing, invincible force that will always just ….be there for us.”
  • Gracies Co-Chair, President McVay Media Consulting, introduced Curb Records recording artist and singer/songwriter Harper Grace. McVay described Grace as having “picked herself up after being jeered on a national television following her brave performance of the National Anthem at a sporting event…she’s an American Idol alum and written a song that will be an anthem for every person who needs encouragement.”  Grace performed “Sparkle” and “Oh Say Can You See.”
  • ABC’s The View, referenced the AWM Foundation filling an important need in the industry to give scholarships and offering programming focused on women in the industry and noted surprising Fatima Moien with her Gracie Award and scholarship live on The View in March.
  • Presenter, Shima Oliaee, CEO and founder of Shirazad Productions said: “Coming up as a young woman in the entertainment and media world, I was required to write and produce and stay behind the scenes. What I came to learn over time is that it is crucial to have women seen and heard and listened to, especially in media.”
  • Presenter, Brigitte Quinn, creator, host and Managing Editor of Audacy affiliate Newsline on NYC’s WCBS 880, said: “Public radio programming or non-commercial local radio programming shares a mission to inform, increase understanding of the world, enrich the experience of everyday life and inspire…I can certainly appreciate the important work these honorees are doing!”
  • Presenter, Maxwell, of the world famous Z100 in New Yorkhosting “The Maxwell & Crystal Show”, said: “I appreciate an organization that celebrates brilliant women in media as we all know they are making the world go round.”

The National Gracie Award honorees were recognized at the Gracies Gala, May 23, at The Beverly Wilshire in Beverly Hills. Again, a full list of recipients may be found on the Alliance for Women in Media website.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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 Internet & Television 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), Facebook, and LinkedIn.

Sponsors of the Gracies Luncheon include ABC, Audacy, Bonneville, Beasley Media Group, Graham Media Group, Katz Media Group, NCTA-The Internet and Television Association

Fishers Finery, Futuri, Gray Television, Hofstra University, iHeartMedia, News 12, TEGNA, and Townsquare Media, Inc.

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Media Contact:
Jenny Ditto 
859.514.3008
jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Gracies

June, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ELIZABETH VARGAS AS HOST FOR 48TH ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS LUNCHEON

Musical Talent, Curb Recording Artist, Harper Grace to Perform
June 20 at Cipriani 42nd Street

June 13, 2023 (New York, N.Y.) – The leadership of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announces that award-winning television journalist Elizabeth Vargas, host and anchor of  “Elizabeth Vargas Reports” on NewsNation, will host the 48th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon set for June 20 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.

“The theme of the 48th Annual Gracie Awards is Storytelling, and Elizabeth Vargas is the consummate storyteller. She is a veteran in our industry and her authenticity and focus on journalistic excellence make her the perfect fit to help us recognize the local and student winners at this year’s luncheon,” said Becky Brooks, President, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation.

Elizabeth Vargas has covered breaking news and reported on in-depth investigations and stories for decades. Her 15 plus years as host of ABC’s 20/20, serving as Co-Anchor of ABC’s World News Tonight, a frequent host of “Good Morning America” and her work on A&E Investigates, has earned her the trusted reputation and top source for news world-wide. Vargas’ memoir, Between Breaths: A Memoir of Panic and Addiction, released in 2016, landed on the New York Times bestseller list for weeks and won numerous awards. Vargas is a member of the board of directors for the non-profit Partnership to End Addiction and hosts “Heart of the Matter,” a podcast focused on addiction, recovery, and the stigma so many face in their effort to heal.

Performing at the Luncheon will be Curb Records recording artist, Harper Grace. The rising Country star’s initial experience in the spotlight came at just 11 years old when her first public performance of The National Anthem didn’t go as planned, eliciting widespread criticism from an array of online observers and media outlets. Seven years later, the “American Idol” alum redeemed herself by returning to the same stadium and nailing a version of the patriotic song. Now residing in Nashville and currently traveling around the U.S. sharing her anti-bullying message and singing The National Anthem at multiple high-profile venues. Harper also released brand new music in 2023, including two newly-available songs, “Sparkle” on 3/17/23, and “Oh Say Can You See,” an autobiographical track she penned for her 11-year-old self, on 5/19/23.

Presenters at the Gracie Awards Luncheon will include Judi Franco, Co-host #1 rated “Dennis & Judi” midday show on Townsquare’s New Jersey 101.5; Sara Haines, Co-Host, ABC’s The View; Maxwell of the world famous Z100 in New York hosting “The Maxwell & Crystal Show” an iHeartMedia station; Shima Oliaee, CEO and founder of Shirazad Productions; and Brigitte Quinn, creator, host and Managing Editor of Audacy affiliate Newsline on NYC’s WCBS 880.

Sponsors of the Gracies Luncheon include ABC, Audacy, Bonneville, Beasley Media Group, Graham Media Group, Katz Media Group, NCTA-The Internet and Television Association, Fishers Finery, Futuri, Gray Television, Hofstra University, iHeartMedia, News 12, TEGNA, and Townsquare Media, Inc.

The National Gracie Award honorees were recognized at the Gracies Gala, May 23, 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 2023 Gracies Luncheon or to secure tickets, please visit HERE.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracies Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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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Media Contact:
Jenny Ditto
859.514.3008
jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Gracies

May, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

Women in Media Honored at the 48th Annual Gracie Awards, Celebrating Remarkable Achievements and Powerful Storytelling

Marlo Thomas Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Presenters and attendees included Atsuko Okatsuka, Jodi Balfour, Bishop Briggs, Rachel Lindsay, Keltie Knight, Rose McIver, Kerri Kasem, Ellen K, and Harriet Dyer

Diane Warren and Shayna Zaid Delivered Breathtaking Performance

Los Angeles, CA. (May 23, 2023) – The 48th Annual Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), illuminated the night with an extraordinary celebration of women in media held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening honored the exceptional talent that have left an indelible mark on the industry, inspiring audiences, and revolutionizing storytelling.

Inside the gala, a powerful atmosphere prevailed, showcasing stories of triumph, civil rights activists, and women who are actively shifting culture through their narratives. The winners of this year’s Gracie Awards embody the spirit and courage exemplified by Gracie Allen, and they serve as a reminder of the invaluable contributions women make in shaping our media landscape.

Marlo Thomas, renowned for her groundbreaking role as television’s first independent single woman in “That Girl” and revered as a Founding Mother of the Ms. Foundation for Women, was honored with the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award. Tony Thomas, brother of Marlo and an Academy Award nominated television and film producer, presented the award to her.

Additional presenters and attendees included influential figures such as Atsuko Okatsuka, Jodi Balfour, Bishop Briggs, Keltie Knight, Kerri Kasem, Ellen K, Hallie Sahar, Harriet Dyer, Julie Carmen, Lily Moore, Rose McIver, Terri J. Vaughn, Chelsea Gilligan, Sharon Carpenter, and Medalion Rahimi. A special musical performance by 14-time Oscar nominee Diane Warren and Shayna Zaid, enthralled the audience, reminding everyone of the power of music in storytelling. EXTRA’s correspondent, Rachel Lindsay, served as the Gracie Awards social media ambassador, and the ceremony was executive produced by Vicangelo Bulluck.

This year’s Gracies Awards also shined a spotlight on the incredible achievements of women directors and writers. Their talent and dedication were celebrated, emphasizing the critical roles they play in shaping the cultural landscape through their storytelling.

NOTABLE MOMENTS

  • Marlo Thomas during her lifetime award acceptance speech said: “All of these memories are nutrition for the soul. And events like this one created by women and recognizing women are our nutrition. You see examples of others who are finding their voices. We hear their dreams  and share their stories. They give us life.They give us enthusiasm that we can continue to make new dreams.”
  • Miranda Kwok (The Cleaning Lady), winner of the Writer Scripted – Drama category, said: “I stand here in solidarity with my fellow writers as we fight for fair treatment and compensation and the simple recognition that the soul of a writer cannot be replaced with Artificial Intelligence. As writers, our goal is to enlighten and inspire, to reach hearts and minds, to build compassion and understanding, and to effect change for the betterment of humanity.”
  • Presenter Rachel Lindsay introduced the women directors moment with a powerful tribute, recognizing their vital role in shaping on-screen stories following an unprecedented number of submissions saying, “An interesting fact, most people don’t know that women directors were vital to the beginning of cinematic storytelling. But when movies became big business in the 1920’s, the male dominated studio system created monopolies that pushed out female and minority led independent film companies.”
  • Michelle Miller (48 Hours: “Katrina Brownlee: The Good Cop”), News Magazine [TV – National] category, said: “I want you to know I’m not old enough to remember Gracie Allen, but I am old enough to remember  her husband, George Burns. I remember him telling stories of this incredible woman, his late wife, adoring stories, but also kind of mischievous ones. And I thought she’s been dead 20 years, and yet he still talks about her like she’s here in this moment. She had to be one heck of a fine lady. One heck of a fine lady. One heck of an extraordinary lady…”

At its core, the Gracie Awards Gala supports AWMF’s charitable efforts. As a non-profit organization, AWMF is dedicated to creating educational programs, charitable activities, and scholarship initiatives that benefit women in the media. By investing in these initiatives, AWMF continues to foster growth, empowerment, and leadership opportunities for women across the industry.

Below, please find links to access house footage, which includes b-roll of arrivals; interviews with honorees and presenters; clips from the ceremony; and more.

Video Credit – Getty Images Video

Photo Credit – Getty on behalf of The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation

Sponsors of The Gracies include Hallmark Media, American Urban Radio Network, Bloomberg, CBS News, CNN, Disney, ESPN, Fox Sports, Katz Media Group, NBCUniversal News Group, NCTA: The Internet & Television Association, Peacock, Premiere Networks, Apple Music, Fishers Finery, and Romano Law.

To view a complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, visit allwomeninmedia.org. The local and student award-winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 at Cipriani in NYC.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracies Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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
The Samonte Group
Michael Samonte and Alyssa Kind (Furnari)
Michael@SamonteGroup.com; Alyssa@SamonteGroup.com

Gracies

May, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION TO HONOR MARLO THOMAS, TELEVISION’S FIRST DEPICTION OF AN INDEPENDENT SINGLE WOMAN, AND FOUNDING MOTHER OF THE MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN AT 48TH ANNIVERSARY GRACIE AWARDS ON MAY 23

IN FRONT & BEHIND THE CAMERA WINNERS WILL COME TOGETHER AND CELEBRATE THEIR SHARED ACHIEVEMENTS; SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY SOFIA CARSON AND DIANE WARREN; PRESENTERS INCLUDE MARIA SHRIVER, JODI BALFOUR, CAMILLA LUDDINGTON, AND MORE

WHAT: 

The Alliance for Women in Media will honor Marlo Thomas with the esteemed Lifetime Achievement Award at the 48th Anniversary Gracie Awards, recognizing her exceptional contributions to the industry. The evening will support AWMF’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service initiatives, and scholarships benefiting women in media and will include a special performance by Sofia Carson and Diane Warren. Presenters include 2023 Gracie winner Maria Shriver, Jodi Balfour, Camilla Luddington, and Rachel Lindsay among many others.

WHEN:

The 48th annual Gracie Awards program will take place on Tuesday, May 23, 2023.

Red carpet: 4:30p.m.to 5:30p.m.
Show Begins: 6:00p.m.

WHO:

  • Marlo Thomas, Lifetime Achievement Award honoree
  • Sofia Carson will be joined by Diane Warren for a special performance
  • Maria Shriver, Journalist and Activist and 48th Annual Gracie Winner
  • Jodi Balfour, Ted Lasso
  • Camilla Luddington, Grey’s Anatomy
  • Rachel Lindsay, Correspondent on EXTRA, Bachelorette, Gracies Social Media Ambassador
  • Atsuko Okatsuka, Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder, Special or Variety
  • Keltie Knight, Host, Superfan
  • Lily Moore, Singer and Activist
  • Rose McIver, Actress
  • Harriet Dyer, Actress
  • Ashley Cooke, Singer
  • Lily Mae Harrington, Single Drunk Female; Singer
  • Kerri Kasem, Radio Host
  • Ellen K, Radio Host

HONOREES IN SHOW:

  • Maria Shriver, I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver + Sunday Paper, Blog & Website News
  • Krista Vernoff, Grey’s Anatomy, Showrunner Fiction – Drama
  • Danielle Monaro, Elvis Duran in the Morning Show, Co-Host Nationally Syndicated Radio
  • Linsey Davis, ABC News Live: Prime with Linsey Davis, News Program
  • Kelleigh Bannen, The Kelleigh Bannen Show, Host/Personality – Streaming Syndicated Radio
  • Adreanna Rodriguez, Roe Was Never Enough, Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio
  • Ellie Monohan (Daughter of Katie Couric), Next Question with Katie Couric (Behind the scenes of Katie’s cancer diagnosis and treatment), Podcast – Educational
  • Shima Oliaee, Pink Card, Podcast Producer – Sports
  • Gail O’Grady,Heart of the Matter, Actress in a Supporting Role – Made for TV Movie
  • Paola Ramos, Field Report with Paola Ramos, Reporter / Correspondent
  • Jodi Koontz, Murphy Sam & Jodi, Host/Personality (Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial)
  • Mafer Suárez, María Félix: La Doña, Non-English Individual Achievement -Producer/Director/Writer
  • Unthinkably Good Things, Hallmark, Made for Television Movie

ABOUT THE GRACIE AWARDS

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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 Internet & Television 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),  Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Press Contacts:
The Samonte Group
Michael Samonte and Alyssa Kind (Furnari)
Michael@SamonteGroup.com; Alyssa@SamonteGroup.com

Gracies

May, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

Marlo Thomas, Television’s First Independent Single Woman, Tireless Champion of Children, and a Founding Mother of the Modern Feminist Movement, to be Honored at 48th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 23

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 18 , 2023) – Today, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announce that legendary Marlo Thomas will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 48th Annual Gracie Awards Gala, taking place on May 23, 2023, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. The Gracies Lifetime Achievement Award honors a woman in media who exemplifies and embodies the essence of the late, great media trailblazer Gracie Allen, the namesake of the Gracie Awards.

“Marlo Thomas is not only a true icon of the entertainment industry, but a visionary whose work has left a lasting impact on society,” said Becky Brooks, President of the AWMF. “Her groundbreaking role as Ann Marie in ‘That Girl’ shattered stereotypes and opened doors for women in television. Furthermore, Marlo’s charitable and activist work with the Ms. Foundation for Women and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has transformed countless lives, making her a beacon of hope and inspiration to us all. She truly exemplifies the ethos of AWMF. We’re proud to honor her with this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award.”

Thomas is an award-winning actress, author and activist whose body of work continues to impact American entertainment and culture. She has been honored with four Emmy Awards, the Peabody, a Golden Globe and a Grammy, and has been inducted into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame. In November 2014, she was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom—the highest honor a civilian can receive—by President Barack Obama at a White House ceremony.

She burst onto the scene as television’s That Girl, which broke new ground for independent women everywhere, and which she also conceived and produced. Her pioneering spirit continued with her creation of the children’s entertainment project, Free to Be…You and Me, which became a platinum album, best-selling book, Emmy Award-winning television special and a stage show. In March of 2021, the original recordwas entered into the National Recording Registry of the Library of Congress to underscore its cultural significance. Proceeds from Free to Be…You and Me went toward the formation of the Ms. Foundation for Women, which was co-founded by Marlo, Gloria Steinem, Letty Cottin Pogrebin and Pat Carbine. They also created Take Our Daughters to Work Day.

Her body of work on television has consistently won her both popular and critical acclaim. In the 2022 holiday season, she co-starred in Hallmark’s A Magical Christmas Village (her first holiday movie since her classic It Happened One Christmas). Additionally, she has lent comedic turns to the Netflix miniseries Wet Hot American Summer:Ten Years Later and Warner Brothers’ Ocean’s 8. Other notable television appearances include her portrayal of a mentally ill woman in Nobody’s Child, for which she won the Emmy for Best Dramatic Actress, and numerous guest appearances on popular series, including Friends, in which she was nominated for an Emmy for her portrayal of Jennifer Aniston’s mom. She has won glowing reviews on stage, most recently in Elaine May’s 2012 Broadway comedy-drama, Relatively Speaking; and in Tony Award-winning playwright Joe DiPietro’s 2015 dark comedy, Clever Little Lies.

For her activism, Thomas has been honored with the Helen Caldicott Award for Nuclear Disarmament; the ACLU’s Thomas Paine Award; the American Women in Radio and Television Satellite Award; the William Kunstler Racial Justice Award; The National Civil Rights Museum Freedom Award; and The Jefferson Award for Public Service, which she received along with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

At its core, the Gracie Awards Gala supports AWMF’s charitable efforts. As a non-profit organization, AWMF is dedicated to creating educational programs, charitable activities, and scholarship initiatives that benefit women in the media. By investing in these initiatives, AWMF continues to foster growth, empowerment, and leadership opportunities for women across the industry.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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 Internet & Television 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),  Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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Press Contacts
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awm

March, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION HONORS HOFSTRA GRADUATE STUDENT FATIMA MOIEN WITH HER FIRST EVER GRACIE AWARD WIN AND SCHOLARSHIP LIVE ON THE VIEW

Fatima Moien with her parents, the Hosts of The View, and AWM Foundation Leadership

Today, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) surprised Hofstra student, Fatima Moien, on ABC’s The View that she is one of AWMF’s winners of the 48th Annual Gracie Awards. Additionally, Becky Brooks, president of AWMF, presented Moien with a $10,000 scholarship generously donated by ABC News and The View in honor of Barbara Walters. Moien was taken by the gleeful surprise as she heard the news live from the studio audience. She was joined by her parents. 

Moien, a graduate student in Hofstra’s MA Journalism program, was recognized for her work as the on-air talent for the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication’s “Live from Studio A”. The series brings influential media and communications professionals to campus to share their personal stories, advice, and wisdom with Hofstra students. The series is intended to be interactive, vibrant, forward-thinking, and inclusive. 

Honoring a Young Journalist Following in Barbara Walters’ Footsteps

The Gracies recognize outstanding programming and individual achievement created by women, for women, and about women in all facets of media in news and entertainment. Moien alongside fellow local and student award-winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 at Cipriani in NYC. 

National winners, which include Christina Applegate, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Ava DuVernay, Faith Hill, Amanda Seyfried, Danielle Monaro, Shelley Wade, Abbott Elementary, TODAY, The Drew Barrymore Show, 48 Hours, along with frontline journalists,and some of the most talented women in television, radio/audio and digital media, will be honored at a gala event on May 23 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in LA. 

This year’s theme, “Storytelling,” highlights and celebrates the narratives shared by the winners, which not only inform, inspire, and captivate audiences, but also enrich our collective comprehension of the world. 

Watch the full segment here. Please consider sharing this well-deserved career achievement for Fatima Moien. 

Gracies

March, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF THE 48TH ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS

CHRISTINA APPLEGATE, MEGHAN, THE DUCHESS OF SUSSEX, AVA DUVERNAY, FAITH HILL, AMANDA SEYFRIED, DANIELLE MONARO, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY, THE DREW BARRYMORE SHOW, FRONTLINE JOURNALISTS, AND MORE TO BE HONORED AT ANNUAL CEREMONY ON MAY 23 IN LA WITH A SPECIAL TRIBUTE TO WOMEN DIRECTORS

THE FIRST LADY TO RECEIVE THE PRESTIGIOUS GRAND AWARD

Local and Student Award Winners to be Honored at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 in NYC

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2023) – Today, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is proud to announce the winners of the 48th Annual Gracie Awards. The Gracies recognize outstanding programming and individual achievement created by women, for women, and about women in all facets of media in news and entertainment. Winners will be honored at a gala event on May 23 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in LA. The local and student award-winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 at Cipriani in NYC.

This year’s theme, “Storytelling,” highlights and celebrates the narratives shared by the winners, which not only inform, inspire, and captivate audiences, but also enrich our collective comprehension of the world. Winners include Christina Applegate, Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Ava DuVernay, Faith Hill, Amanda Seyfried, Danielle Monaro, Shelley Wade, Abbott Elementary, TODAY, The Drew Barrymore Show, 48 Hours, along with frontline journalists, and some of the most talented women in television, radio/audio and digital media. Moreover, EXTRA’s Rachel Lindsay will once again serve as the organization’s Social Media Ambassador and the AWMF will honor The First Lady with its prestigious Grand Award. While all Gracie Awards celebrate excellence, the Grand Award signifies a distinct level of achievement, acknowledging the extraordinary talent, dedication, and production involved in creating these exceptional pieces.

In addition to recognizing the achievements of individual women and programs, the Gracie Awards will feature a special in-show moment dedicated to recognizing women directors. Following a record number of women director submissions, this tribute will be an important reminder of the crucial role that women play in molding the stories that we see on screen, and the AWMF is committed to shining a spotlight on their contributions and advocating for greater recognition.

Becky Brooks, president, Alliance for Women in Media Foundation said, “As we close out Women’s History Month, it is important to remember the legacy of Gracie Allen, the inspiration behind these esteemed awards. This year’s recipients exemplify Gracie Allen’s spirit through their exceptional talent, innovation, and vision. Their steadfast dedication to their craft and their tenacious resolve to break boundaries serve as a compelling testament to the essential role women play in molding the cultural landscape. We eagerly anticipate celebrating their outstanding accomplishments.”

The Gracie Awards, executive produced by Vicangelo Bulluck, will feature a star-studded lineup of presenters and performers, and will be attended by some of the biggest names in media news and entertainment. The event promises to be a night of celebration, inspiration, and empowerment, as the industry comes together to recognize the exceptional contributions of women in media.

Sponsors of The Gracies include Hallmark Media, Katz Media Group, CNN, and NCTA: The Internet & Television Association.

TELEVISION NATIONAL WINNERS

Amanda Seyfried (The Dropout)

Hulu

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

Amy Sherman-Palladino (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)

Prime Video

Director – Comedy [TV – National]

Audra McDonald (The Good Fight)

CBS Studios / Paramount+

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

Ava DuVernay (Queen Sugar)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Director – Drama [TV – National]

Showrunner Team (Ms. Marvel)

Walt Disney Studios

Showrunner Fiction – Limited Series [TV – National]

Catherine Gund (Angola Do You Hear Us? Voices From A Plantation Prison)

MTV Documentary Films

Producer – Documentary [TV-National]

Chai Vasarhelyi (Edge of the Unknown with Jimmy Chin)

National Geographic

Showrunner Nonfiction [TV – National]

Charlotte Brändström (The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power)

Prime Video

Director – Adventure/Action [TV – National]

Christina Applegate (Dead to Me)

CBS Studios

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

Dawn Porter (37 Words)

ESPN

Director – Sports [TV – National]

Debora Patta (CBS NEWS)

CBS News

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

Faith Hill (1883)

Paramount+

Actress in a Supporting Role – Limited Series [TV – National]

Gail O’Grady (Heart of the Matter)

Hallmark Media

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

Kate Abdo (2022 FIFA World Cup – World Cup Tonight)

FOX

On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – National]

Kelly Reilly (Yellowstone)

Paramount Network

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

Krista Vernoff (Grey’s Anatomy)

ABC & ABC Signature

Showrunner Fiction – Drama [TV – National]

Lindsay Schanzer (148th Kentucky Derby)

NBC Sports

Producer- Entertainment Sports [TV – National]

Liz Feldman (Dead to Me)

CBS Studios

Writer Scripted – Comedy [TV – National]

Mafer Suárez (María Félix: La Doña)

ViX

Non-English Individual Achievement -Producer/Director/Writer  [TV – National]

Mariana van Zeller (Trafficked With Mariana van Zeller)

National Geographic

Producer – Series Unscripted [TV-National]

Miranda Kwok (The Cleaning Lady)

FOX, Warner Bros.Television

Writer Scripted – Drama [TV – National]

Nik Robinson (The Kelly Clarkson Show)

NBCUniversal Syndication Studios

Writer Unscripted [TV – National]

Paola Ramos (“Field Report with Paola Ramos”)

MSNBC

Reporter / Correspondent [TV – National]

Patricia E. Gillespie (The Fire That Took Her)

MTV Documentary Films

Director – Documentary [TV – National]

Production Team (Physical)

Tomorrow Studios / AppleTV+

Producer – Entertainment Scripted [TV – National]

Reneé Rapp (The Sex Lives of College Girls)

HBO Max + Warner Bros. Television Group

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

Sandra Echeverría (María Félix: La Doña)

ViX

Non-English Individual Achievement – Actress [TV – National]

Talia Parkinson-Jones (TODAY with Hoda and Jenna)

NBC NEWS

Producer- Entertainment Daytime [TV – National]

Tracee Ellis Ross (The Hair Tales)

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network / Hulu

On-Air Talent – Lifestyle [TV – National]

Vanessa Bayer (I Love That For You)

Showtime

Actress in a Breakthrough Role [TV – National]

Zahra Ullah

CNN

Producer- News [TV – National]

Ziwe (Ziwe)

Showtime

On-Air Talent – Entertainment – Variety [TV – National]

37 Words

ESPN

Non-Fiction Entertainment [TV – National]

48 Hours “Katrina Brownlee: The Good Cop” (48 Hours)

CBS News

News Magazine [TV – National]

A Mother’s War

NBC News NOW

Documentary – International Investigation [TV – National]

Abbott Elementary

Warner Bros. Television

Comedy [TV – National]

ABC News Live: Prime with Linsey Davis

ABC NEWS

News Program [TV – National]

ABC News Studios: Let The World See

ABC NEWS

Limited Series – Unscripted  [TV – National]

Afghanistan Undercover

FRONTLINE (PBS)

Documentary – International Investigation [TV – National]

Atsuko Okatsuka: The Intruder

HBO Max

Special or Variety [TV – National]

Boundless: Betty Skelton

FOX Sports

Sports Program [TV – National]

Goles y Más

ESPN Deportes & ESPN International

Non-English Program – News [TV – National]

In Real Life: Attacked Behind The Wheel

Scripps News

Investigative Feature [TV – National]

Iranian Women (Hoda Kotb)

NBC NEWS – TODAY

Interview Feature [TV – National]

SúperEllas

Canela Media

Non-English Program – Family Programming [TV – National]

Tab Time

YouTube Originals / Kids at Play / Tabitha Brown / Scale Productions

Family Series [TV – National]

The Drew Barrymore Show

CBS Media Ventures

Talk Show – Entertainment [TV – National]

The First Lady

Showtime

GRAND AWARD –  Ensemble Cast – Drama [TV – National]

The Handmaid’s Tale

Hulu

Drama [TV – National]

The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks

Peacock

Documentary – Historical [TV – National]

The Sex Lives of College Girls

HBO Max + Warner Bros. Television Group

Ensemble Cast – Drama [TV – National]

The War in Ukraine (TODAY)

NBC NEWS

Hard News Feature [TV – National]

Unprotected: Inside the Child Welfare Crisis (NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt)

NBC NEWS

News Feature Series [TV – National]

Unthinkably Good Things

Hallmark Media

Made for Television Movie [TV – National]

We Need To Talk (Edie Worthington- CBS Sports)

CBS (United States of America)

Sports Feature [TV – National]

We Need To Talk About Cosby

Showtime

Documentary – Investigative [TV – National]

Women of the Movement

ABC

Limited Series – Scripted  [TV – National]

WWII Veteran Honored (CBS Mornings)

CBS News

Soft News Feature [TV – National]

RADIO NATIONAL WINNERS

Alice Mroczkowski (The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show)

Premiere Networks

Producer – Talk [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Danielle Monaro (Elvis Duran and the Morning Show)

iHeartMedia / Premiere Networks

Co-host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Jai Kershner (Good Day Show)

Good Day Networks

Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Jennifer Pak (Marketplace)

Marketplace, APM

Reporter or Correspondent [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jodi Koontz (Murphy Sam & Jodi)

Three in the Morning LLC

Host/Personality [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Katrina Barilla (Nessa On Air)

Superadio Network, LLC

Producer – Entertainment [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Kelleigh Bannen (The Kelleigh Bannen Show)

Apple Music Radio

Host/Personality – Streaming [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Leila Fadel (Morning Edition)

NPR

Host [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Lilly Quiroz (Singer and songwriter iLe’s third album, ‘Nacarile,’ finds a world deeply in flux- Morning Edition)

NPR

Producer [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Terri Clark (Country Gold with Terri Clark)

Westwood One

Weekend Host / Personality [ Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

The Manns Tackle Black Families and Depression (Café Mocha Radio)

Miles Ahead Broadcasting

Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Abduction and Trafficking of Women in China: A True Story and Analysis

Radio Free Asia Mandarin Service

Non-English Program [Radio – National]

An ‘invisible epidemic’: Survivors of domestic violence on living with traumatic brain injury (On Point)

WBUR

Investigative Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Behind the decades-long fight to close the ‘boyfriend loophole’ (On Point)

WBUR

Public Affairs [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

CBC: The House (Kyiv Audio Diary)

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Documentary [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Getting a degree in prison (All Things Considered & Morning Edition)

NPR

Series [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Grief and Grit: 10 years after Sandy Hook, one woman continues to wrestle with her double loss

NPR

News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Hurricane Ian and Jackson Water Crisis Coverage (Debbie Elliott- NPR’s National Desk)

NPR News

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

Leaked Supreme Court Draft Abortion Opinion

Bloomberg Radio

Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Pediatricians brace for the end of federal COVID-19 vaccine funding (Marketplace)

Marketplace, APM

News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Staying Alive: the History and Hope of “Black Horror” (On the Media)

New York Public Radio

Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

The Deja Vu Show

ABC NEWS

Talk Show [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

They’ve spent a lifetime in Kyiv (Elissa Nadworny)

NPR

Interview Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

DIGITAL MEDIA NATIONAL WINNERS

Alaina Urquhart and Ash Kelley (Frozen Head)

Wondery

Podcast Co-host/Ensemble – Entertainment [DM – National]

Alex Cooper (Call Her Daddy)

Spotify

Podcast – Entertainment [DM – National]

Jen Sall (Swipe Night: Killer Weekend)

BULLITT/Tinder

Online Producer [DM – National]

Leila Day (Inside These Walls)

The Stoop Podcast / Radiotopia

Podcast – Producer  [DM – National]

Malika Bilal (The Take)

Al Jazeera

Podcast Host – News [DM – National]

I’ve Been Thinking by Maria Shriver

Shriver Media

Blog / Vlog [DM – National]

Martine Powers and Elahe Izadi (Post Reports)

The Washington Post

Podcast Co-host/Ensemble – News [DM – National]

Meghan, The Duchess of Sussex (Archetypes)

Spotify, Gimlet, and Archewell Audio

Podcast Host – Entertainment [DM – National]

Olivia Carville (How an Elite Sport Plagued by Sex Abuse Turned on Itself)

Bloomberg Originals

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

Shima Oliaee (Pink Card)

ESPN / Shirazad Productions

Podcast – Producer – Sports  [DM – National]

“Untold” & “Betsy & Irv”

ESPN

Original Online Programming – Sports [DM – National]

#IAmVanessaGuillen

Univision News Digital

Original Online Programming – News/Documentary [DM – National]

9 to 5ish with theSkimm

theSkimm

Podcast – Lifestyle [DM – National]

Beyond Butterfly

TIME

Original Online Programming – Standalone Video – Soft News [DM – National]

CNN Style

CNN Digital

Website – Information/Entertainment [DM – National]

Losing my wife and son: Husband shares the tragic reality of postpartum depression

CNN, As Equals

Original Online Programming – Standalone Video – Hard News [DM – National]

Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper

Shriver Media

Website – News [DM – National]

Next Question with Katie Couric (Behind the scenes of Katie’s cancer diagnosis and treatment)

iHeart Media, Katie Couric Media

Podcast – Educational [DM – National]

Pink Card

ESPN/Shirazad Productions

Podcast – Sports [DM – National]

Roe Was Never Enough

VICE News & Type Investigations

Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio [DM – National]

Sesame Street’s #ComingTogether Word of the Day Series

Sesame Workshop

Original Online Programming – Video Series [DM – National]

The Sausage King

KCBS Radio (Audacy San Francisco)

Podcast – Investigative [DM – National]

TELEVISION LOCAL WINNERS

Danielle Wiggins (GO!)

Different Ducks Media Lab

On-Air Talent [TV – Local]

Jamie Seh (WKMG-TV Sports)

WKMG-TV

On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – Local]

Nzinga Christine Blake (Our America: Reclaiming Turtle Island)

ABC Owned Television Stations

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

Renee Layson (Safe Space)

South Carolina ETV

Director [TV – Local]

Viviana Sarrade (En Lucha por Los Ángeles)

Estrella Media

Non-English Individual Achievement  [TV – Local]

53 Days

WSAZ

Documentary – Investigative [TV – Local]

A Different Cry

WXIA/ TEGNA

Documentary [TV – Local]

A Troubled Ride to School

Action News Jax- Cox Media Group

Series [TV – Local]

Buscando Refugio: Dolor y Esperanza

KCRA 3 News

Non-English Program [TV – Local]

CBC News: Compass – Adopted Sisterhood

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Soft News Feature [TV – Local]

Deadly Pursuits (Lori Jane Gliha)

FOX31

Investigative Feature [TV – Local]

Fentanyl: The Fears, The Fatalities, The Fight

CBS New York

Hard News Feature [TV – Local]

In Focus Special Report on Pancreatic Cancer

SPECTRUM NEWS NY1

News Program [TV – Local]

My Mom, The Senator (Brittany Miller)

News 12 Networks

Interview Feature [TV – Local]

Sunday GO!

TEGNA/WKYC Studios

News Magazine [TV – Local]

Track star faced remarkable hurdles in life (Darryl Bruffett)

KBTX

Sports Feature [TV – Local]

RADIO LOCAL WINNERS

Beasy Baybie (Beasy Baybie Show, Kiss 103.1-FM)

CUMULUS MEDIA BROADCASTING

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

Carolina Bermudez (Carolina with Greg T in the Morning, 103.5 WKTU-FM)

iHeartRadio

Host Morning Drive- Major Market – Entertainment [Radio – Local]

Christina Musson (Broeske & Musson, KMJ AM/FM Fresno, CA)

CUMULUS MEDIA BROADCASTING

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

Christine Nagy (Cubby and Christine in the Morning)

iHeartMedia (WLTW)

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

Corey Dylan (100.7 BIG FM)

Local Media San Diego

Host Morning Drive – Large Market [Radio – Local]

Erin Hart (Hilley and Hart)

Zimmer Communications

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

Jenn Ryan (B101 Morning Show with Jenn & Bill)

Audacy

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

Jenny Luttenberger (The Dave Ryan Show)

iHeartMedia

Producer [Radio – Local]

Jessica Dutra (Kramer & Jess)

Audacy (formerly Entercom)

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

Libby Denkmann (Revisiting Oso, 8 years later.)

KUOW

Host/Anchor [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Mandy Connell (The Mandy Connell Show)

iHeartMedia

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

Marcy Williams (Marcy Williams: 95.5 WSB’s “Atlanta’s Morning News”)

Cox Media Group

Outstanding News Reporter [ Radio – Local]

Meghan Offtermatt (No More 24 Part 1 & 2)

WFUV-FM

Reporter/Correspondent [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Melissa Moore (Middays with Melissa Moore)

Bonneville International

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

Rebecca Smith (Missouri Health Talks)

KBIA

Producer [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Roula Christie (The Roula And Ryan Show -104.1 KRBE)

CUMULUS MEDIA BROADCASTING

Host Morning Drive- Major Market – Interview Special [Radio – Local]

Shelley Wade (The Shelley Wade Show)

Audacy New York City

Interview Feature – Music [Radio – Local]

Sherry Taylor (Z95.1 Morning Show with Sherry Taylor)

WQMZ , Charlottesville Radio Group , Saga Communications

Host Morning Drive – Small Market [Radio – Local]

Sophia Hall (WCBS Newsradio 880)

Audacy (formerly Entercom)

Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio – Local]

Stacy McKay (Sunny This Morning with Stacy Mac Kay and Dino Tripodis)

Saga Communications

Host Morning Drive – Medium Market [Radio – Local]

Tammi Mac (Tammi Mac Show)

KJLH-FM

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

Yasmin Young (Yasmin Young Show, WBLK – Buffalo)

Townsquare Media

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

A Mother’s Day Tribute to Naomi Judd and The Judds

WXTU, Beasley Media Group

Soft News Feature [Radio – Local]

Can Coaching And Kindness Coexist?

KCBS Radio (Audacy San Francisco)

Public Affairs [Radio – Local]

Come as you are: a local tribe’s new approach to the fentanyl crisis

KIRO Newsradio

Hard News Feature [Radio – Local]

Genetics and Genealogy: How to decode your risk for cancer  (Debbie Dujanovic)

Bonneville International

Interview Feature – Talk [Radio – Local]

Her Music/Her Story

90.5 WUOL/Louisville Public Media

Special [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Hurricane Ian Coverage (Marija Puidak – The Wild Bunch Morning Show)

WXKB – Beasley Media Group

Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio – Local]

Stressed out, busy moms say microdosing mushrooms makes life easier and brighter

(Allison Sherry)

Colorado Public Radio

Micro Dosing Interview Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

MPR News with Angela Davis, Your Vote: Abortion is top of mind for many voters

Minnesota Public Radio News

Talk Show [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

myTalkers for Ukraine (KTMY-FM)

Hubbard Broadcasting

Public Service Announcement [Radio – Local]

Radio Rookies: Half of My Parents, All of Me (The United States of Anxiety)

WNYC

Documentary [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Talking Golf with Ann Liguori

WFAN-NY

Talk Show – Sports [Radio – Local]

The Gee and Ursula Show

KIRO Newsradio

Talk Show – Talk [Radio – Local]

This health clinic fills a gap in care for pregnant people in Wards 7 and 8

WAMU/DCist

Portrait/Biography [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Trafficking, Inc.

GBH News

Series [Radio Non – Commercial Local]

Uvalde students return to school for the first time since May’s deadly shooting (Camille Phillips)

Texas Public Radio (TPR)

News Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

TELEVISION STUDENT WINNERS

Abby Gunderson (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University

On-Air Talent [TV – Student]

Bailee Tucker (Mountaineer Playbook)

West Virginia University

On-Air Talent – Sports [TV – Student]

Church Health Care (Universe Live)

Brigham Young University

Hard News Feature [TV – Student]

Fatima Moien (Live from Studio A)

Hofstra University

On-Air Talent – Interview Feature [TV – Student]

Gabriella Marinelli (Hofstra Votes Live)

Hofstra University

Producer [TV – Student]

Rowan Hladik (Live from Studio A)

Hofstra University

Director [TV – Student]

WVU Student Becomes First Black Woman to Record “Country Roads” (WVU News)

WVU Reed College of Media

Soft News Feature [TV – Student]

Wyatt Waters: Below the Surface

University of Mississippi

Documentary [TV – Student]

RADIO STUDENT WINNERS

Maya Sargent (Urban Tales)

WFUV / Fordham University

Interview Feature [Radio – Student]

Rachel Luscher (WRHU FM Radio)

Hofstra University

Producer [Radio – Student]

Zoe Trask (Radio Reel)

Xavier University of Louisiana

Host / Personality [Radio – Student]

A Community Affair

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

Talk Show [Radio – Student]

‘Access equals equity’: Anti-censorship advocates fear new book ban’s impact

The University of Missouri

News Feature [Radio – Student]

Combating the mistreatment of Black women in healthcare (WUNC Youth Reporting Institute)

WUNC – North Carolina Public Radio

Public Affairs [Radio – Student]

DIGITAL MEDIA STUDENT WINNERS

Charlee Jane Taormina (Car Company with Charlee & Willa)

Different Ducks Media Lab

Podcast Host [DM – Student]

Felicity Ten Brink (Inside Swoop/Inside Jacksonville)

University of North Florida School of Communication

Online Video Host or Correspondent [DM – Student]

Lisa Setyon-Ortenzio (Alcatraz Sunrise Ceremony Shines Light on Indigenous People’s Day on Oct. 10, 2022)

Stanford University

Online Producer [DM – Student]

How to transition to natural hair — and learn to love it

NPR’s Life Kit

Original Online Programming [DM – Student]

One Year Later: A reporter reflects on the Atlanta spa shootings and anti-Asian violence

The University of Missouri

Podcast [DM – Student]

The Art Field Project

Teacher’s College, Columbia University, WNET’s ALL ARTS

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Complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, please visit allwomeninmedia.org.

About The Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards is the largest fundraiser of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation which advances women in media through educational programs and scholarships. The Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming and individual talent 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 Internet & Television 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),  Facebook, and LinkedIn.

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