The next Gracie Interview Series is in the works and will be announced soon. In the meantime, check out the full Gracie Interview Series archive.

About The Gracie Interview Series

While loved by millions, few knew the real Gracie Allen as she was always in character when in public. The Gracie Interview Series, presented by NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, serves to strip away the persona and share the grit and wisdom of today’s media professionals. The Alliance for Women in Media has interviewed women and men in media across every industry and job function who have blazed trails for those to come. 

If you have someone to suggest for a future Gracie Interview Series, we would love to hear from you. Please send ideas to

Gracie Interview Series Archive

Past Gracie Interview Series Guests:

  • Jessica Cordova Kramer and Stephanie Wittels Wachs, Co-Founders of Lemonada Media
  • Deborah Parenti, President & Publisher, Radio Ink, RBR, and TVBR
  • Jess Morales Rocketto and Stephanie Valencia, Founders of the Latino Media Network
  • Beverly Chase, VP, Current Programming & Development and EP & Showrunner, VICE on Showtime
  • Chesley Maddox-Dorsey, CEO of A Wonder Media Group, LLC (AURN – American Urban Radio and SupeRadio)
  • Paula A. Kerger, President & CEO, PBS
  • Cathy Hughes, Founder and Chairwoman of URBAN ONE, Inc.
  • Julie Talbott, President, Premiere Networks
  • Jessica Cordova Kramer, CEO, Lemonada Media
  • Marcia Cruz, VP Content Acquisition Latam, Vrio Corp.
  • Susan Larkin, Chief Operating Officer, Entercom
  • Jill Frederickson, Senior Vice President, Production & Content Strategy, ESPN
  • Dr. Susan R. Bailey, M.D., President of the American Medical Association (AMA)
  • Julie Moos, Executive Director, National Press Club Journalism Institute
  • Jason Bailey, President, Sun Broadcast Group and AWM Honorary Trustee
  • Vicki Lins, President & CEO, CTAM
  • Elaina Smith (Nights with Elaina Host)
  • Nicole Schuman & Seth Arenstein, PR News Editors
  • Annie Howell, Founder & Managing Partner, The Punch Point Group
  • Michelle Rice, General Manager, TV One
  • Mike McVay, President, McVay Media
  • Elizabeth Smart, Author, Founder of the “Elizabeth Smart Foundation” and Children’s Advocate
  • Libby Geist, Vice President & Executive Vice President, EPSN Films and Original Content
  • Shayna Sharpe, CEO of Regional REps Corp.
  • Karen Brodkin, President of Business Affairs and IMG Worldwide
  • Lauren McHale, Vice President and Director of Sales, Katz Sports Marketing
  • Hannah Storm, Award-Winner Journalist, Producer & Director
  • Suzyn Waldman, First Full-Time Female Color Commentator in the Major Leagues
  • Mickey Wilson, Chief Marketing Officer at WideOrbit