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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

Blog / Vlog [DM – Student]

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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Press Contacts

The Samonte Group

Michael Samonte and Alyssa Kind (Furnari)

Michael@SamonteGroup.com; Alyssa@SamonteGroup.com

Gracies

January, 2023

Press Release, The Gracies

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Extends Deadline for the 2023 Gracie Award Entries

January 17, 2023 (New York City/Los Angeles) – The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce that the deadline to submit entries for the 48th Annual Gracie Awards has been extended through January 26, 2023 (11:59 pm ET). The regular deadline, with no additional fee, is January 19, 2023 (11:59 pm ET). The Gracie Awards, presented by AWMF, 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. A full list of the categories can be found here.

“As our largest fundraiser of the year, the Gracie Awards empower the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to deliver on its promise of advancing all women in media by strengthening their connection, education and recognition in our industry,” says Becky Brooks, AWMF president.

The Gracie Awards Gala will be May 23 at the renowned Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire hotel and the Gracie Awards Luncheon will be held on June 20 at the Cipriani 42nd Street, New York. AWMF is grateful to its donors and sponsors committed to furthering the mission of the organization including Hallmark Media 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, Hallmark Media; and Mike McVay, President, McVay Media Consulting as Gracies Co-Chairs and Mr. Vicangelo Bulluck serving as Executive Producer.

The 2023 Gracie Awards entry eligibility air dates are from January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022. Entry details, including pricing and updated categories, can be viewed at https://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/call-for-entries/.

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 Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook. For more information about the Gracie Awards and to submit your entries, please visit www.allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.  

CONTACT:

Jenny Ditto

Awards and Public Relations Manager

jennyditto@allwomeninmedia.org

Ph: 859.514.3008

Becky Brooks

December, 2022

Blog, Press Release, The Gracies

2022 – An AWM Year in Review

It is refreshing to write a Year in Review where we’ve had the opportunity to get together in-person for nearly every AWM-hosted event in 2022 for the first time in three years. Who would have ever dreamed it would take this long to consistently connect again? In March of 2020, many of us thought we needed to stay at home for a few weeks – three years later, we’re back-ish. 

While we still must take precautions and there’s a hint of uncertainty, there is also a willingness to gather at the risk of staying isolated any longer. 2022 was unpredictable and created inherent hesitancies after a two-year separation.

This was a year where COVID vaccines became widely available, where we learned more about “supply chain” than ever thought possible, where we paid attention to gasoline prices and felt the pain of grocery bills. All the while, there were enjoyable and even epic moments like seeing the world come together for the World Cup, unite behind causes like women’s rights in countries where they are suppressed and find reasons for hopefulness such as recent protections secured for equality in marriage. 

As we say every year, through it all, media was there, on the frontlines, to tell the stories. You were there when others couldn’t be so our communities could see and hear first-hand accounts of life in their backyards and around the world. 

Brave journalists were the feature of this acknowledgement at the Gracie Awards Gala this year, which focused on war correspondents — throughout history and this year on the frontlines in Ukraine and elsewhere. 

At the end of every year, I reflect on the bravery of the women signing AWM into existence more than 70 years ago and then creating an awards program 50 years ago to celebrate the programming and individual talent created by, for and about women. This year, we continued that tradition through gatherings at the NAB Show, our Gracie Awards, the first Gracies Leadership Awards in three years and the second AWM Connects where those newer to the industry are connected to executives. 

As we move forward, our leadership is focused squarely on a phrase that encapsulates who we are – advancing women in media. This will continue through our existing programs and scholarships as well as additional opportunities added following the recent Strategic Planning session. This is only possible through the engagement of our media community. You can make this possible through a donation (Venmo @AWM-Foundation), join AWM and enter outstanding content and programming for the Gracie Awards. 

On a personal level, it was so good to be back “in-person” across the board. I thrive being around people and get energy from events and experiences. Our kids started high school and middle school in an actual building, which was so refreshing (of course, with its own set of “special” at those ages.) And as so many who read this note can appreciate, balancing work-life with family and work is fulfilling and exhausting. I’m a better mom and steward to AWM with organized chaos. 

I’m finishing 2022 cautiously hopeful for next year. We know things can change on a dime and value the connections and work of our industry and know there is more we can do together. 

As we say at the close of our events

Good night Gracie!

Becky Brooks

(Proudly) President, AWM & Foundation

Amy Burton

October, 2022

Press Release, The Gracies

Call for Entries Open for 48th Annual Gracie Awards

October 13 (New York City/Los Angeles) – The Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), is proud to open the call for entries for the 48th Annual Gracie Awards.

“The Gracie Awards celebrate and honor truly exceptional content by, for and about women. We are more committed than ever to honor the remarkable work by so many in our creative community”, says Becky Brooks AWMF president. “As our most important fundraiser of the year, the Gracies enables the Foundation to deliver on its promise to further the connection, education and recognition of women in media,.”

For nearly 50 years, the Gracies has honored individual talent and exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in television, radio and digital media in news and entertainment. 

Serving again as co-chairs for the 2023 Gracie Awards are Heather Cohen, executive vice president, The Weiss Agency, Annie Howell, chief communications officer Hallmark Media and Mike McVay, president, McVay Media Consulting. Vicangelo Bulluck, an Emmy Award-winning, seasoned veteran in awards production, has produced the Gracie Awards since 2016 and will return to produce the Gracie Awards in 2023.

Entry eligibility air dates are from January 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022. Early Bird rates for entries end on December 15, 2022, at 11:59 PM Eastern. The deadline for all entries is January 12, 2023, at 11:59 PM Eastern. Entry details including pricing, updated categories can be viewed at https://allwomeninmedia.org/gracies/call-for-entries/

Alliance for Women in Media to Honor Seven Female Leaders at Gracies Leadership Awards

October 4, 2022 (New York) – The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) is pleased to announce the seven honorees for the Gracies Leadership Awards on Monday, November 14, 2022, at Tribeca 360 in New York, New York. Google News Initiative is a presenting sponsor of the awards.

The annual event provides an opportunity to recognize and celebrate the significant impact women have made in the media industry, while also spurring to action and emboldening female leaders in attendance. 

The list of this year’s honorees include the following:

  • Nancy Daniels, Chief of Content, TNets, Discovery, Animal Planet, & Science Channel
  • Marie Donoghue, Vice President, Global Sports Video, Amazon
  • Kim Godwin, President, ABC News
  • Wendy Goldberg, Chief Communications Officer, iHeartMedia, Inc.
  • Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, Chief Executive Officer, American Urban Radio Networks
  • Debra OConnell, President, Networks, Disney Media & Entertainment Distribution
  • Dawn Porter, Founder, Trilogy Films

AWM previously announced Soledad O’Brien award-winning journalist, CEO of Soledad O’Brien Productions, philanthropist, and author, as the keynote presenter. The organization also announced investing in the next generation of women in media through partnerships with Google News Initiative and Mattel creating two unique fellowship programs for students pursuing a career in either journalism or media.

“It is an exceptional honor to recognize and celebrate this strong lineup and powerhouse of women leaders in our industry,” said Becky Brooks, President, Alliance for Women in Media. “Soledad O’Brien as our keynote speaker will undoubtedly create an unforgettable event for everyone in attendance,” added Brooks.

Special thanks to sponsors of the Gracies Leadership Awards including Google News Initiative as a presenting sponsor, ABC News, American Urban Radio Network, Clear Channel Outdoor, Disney Media & Entertainment, Hallmark Media, Katz Media Group, Mattel, and NCTA – The Internet & Television Association. For sponsorship or advertising information about the Gracies Leadership Awards, or any other AWM/F opportunity, please contact Becky Brooks.


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.

Media Contact:
Becky Brooks
Becky.Brooks@allwomeninmedia.org
859.226.4240

Gracies

October, 2022

Blog, The Gracies, Video Blog

Gracie Awards Call for Entries Opening Soon

The 48th Annual Gracie Awards call for entries will be opening soon and everyone is looking forward to seeing the extraordinary content that will be submitted! The Gracie Awards recognizes exceptional content at the national, local, public, and student levels throughout radio, television, and digital media. It is a prestigious award that celebrates the work done by, for and about women.

Deborah Horne, the 2022 recipient of the On-Air Talent [TV – Local] Gracie Award, had this to say about what winning a Gracie meant to her, “For me, because it is coming at this time in my career, it has meant that all of these years of doing this job that I love, that I was born to do, I’ve made a difference in a way that I did not anticipate.”

Ms. Horne went on to say, “To be in a position where women are being recognized for the work we have been doing, that alone makes this a very special day and an incredibly special award.”


The Call for Entries for the 48th Annual Gracie Awards will be opening on Thursday, October 13, 2022.  Entry eligibility air dates are January 1, 2022 – December 31, 2022. If you have any questions about entering, please contact gracies@allwomeninmedia.org.

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.

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