2016 Gracies Gala Winners


News Series
NBC News' TODAY Show

48 Hours: Blaming Melissa
Investigative Program or Feature
CBS News

ABC News: Captive: A Journey of Hope and Survival
Interview Program
ABC News

Allison Janney (Mom)
Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Comedy or Musical - TV
CBS / Warner Bros.

Talk Show – News
CNN International

Angela Bassett (Breakthrough)
Director- Lifestyle
National Geographic Channel

Arwa Damon
CNN International

Aunjanue Ellis (Book of Negroes)
Female in a Leading Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
BET Networks

Being Mary Jane
BET Networks

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Black Girls Rock
BET Networks

Odd Mom Out
Bravo Media

Cock Fight: One Man's Battle Against The Chicken Industry
Producer- Documentary/Reality/Non-Fiction
Fusion Network

Countdown to the Special Olympics World Games with Robin Roberts
Producer- Sports Programming
ESPN and Rock'n Robin Productions

Cynthia Nixon (Stockholm, Pennsylvania)
Female in a Supporting Role in a Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
Female Actor in a Leading Role in Comedy or Musical
Universal Television / Netflix

Escape From Terror
Hard News Feature GRAND WINNER
PBS Newshour

Flesh and Bone
Limited Series or Made for Television Movie
Starz Entertainment

Good Morning America, ABC News
Talk Show – News
ABC News

Iyanla: Fix My Life
Non-Fiction or Reality Show
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Jada Pinkett Smith (Gotham)
Female Actor in a Supporting Role in a Drama
Tencer & Associates PR, INC

Karen Malach - The Legend of Korra
Producer- Entertainment
Nickelodeon (Global)

Kathie Lee Gifford
On-Air Talent - Entertainment
NBC News' TODAY Show

Kristine Leahy (The Herd with Colin Cowherd)
On-Air Talent - Sports
FOX Sports

Maro Chermayeff (A Path Appears)
Director - Documentary
Show of Force

Melia Patria ABC News
Producer - News
ABC News

Moms Helping Moms
Hard News Feature
NBC News' TODAY Show

Norah O'Donnell (CBS This Morning)
On-Air Talent - News or News Magazine (Anchor, Host)
CBS News

Oprah's Master Class
Portrait / Biography
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Project Mc²
Family Programming

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: "Wonder Woman" (#215)
Sports Program

Shining a Light: Conversations on Race in America
A&E Network

Stephanie Laing VEEP: "East Wing" #402
Director- Entertainment

SuperSoul Sunday
Talk Show – Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health
OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network

Testing Female Marines
Hard News Feature
CBS News

The Cosby Accusers Speak
Interview Feature
NBC News

The Girl in the Picture
Soft News Feature
CBS News / CBS Sunday Morning

The Mindy Project
Ensemble Cast
Universal Television / Hulu

Tina Fey (Unbreakable Kimmy Schimdt)
Female Actor in a Featured or Guest Role
Universal Television / Netflix

Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel)
Female Actor in a Leading Role in a Drama
Universal Television

Yara Shahidi (Black-ish)
Female in a Breakthrough Role
ABC Television


Public Affairs

Hard News Feature

Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money
Podcast Host
WNYC Radio

CBS Sports Radio's 'After Hours with Amy Lawrence'
Host- Sports Program
CBS Sports Radio

Cheri Preston
Anchor- News or News Magazine

Elaina D Smith (NASH Nights Live)
Cumulus Media

espnW Presents: Spain and Prim
Sports Program
espnW and ESPN Radio

Executive Producer: Sharon Madison
SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Hoda Kotb (The Hoda Show on SiriusXM)
Host- Entertainment/Information
SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Hollywood Hookups and Breakups with Cooper and Vikki
Blog Talk Radio

Jai McVay
Dawson McAllister Association

Jai McVay, McVay Minute
Public Service Announcement
Dawson McAllister Association

Jenna Weiss-Barman (Woman of the Hour)

Joan C. Bishop
SiriusXM Satellite Radio

Krissy Clark
Marketplace – American Public Media

Krissy Clark
Investigative Program or Feature
Marketplace – American Public Media

Lizzie O'Leary - Host - Marketplace Weekend
Host- News/Non-Fiction
Marketplace – American Public Media

Crisis Coverage

Sheri Lynch – Sheri Feels The Family Drama
Morning/Afternoon/Weekend Drive Personality
Greater Media Charlotte

Subway Violinist
Soft News Feature
CBS Radio News

Village Folk Show with MarySue Twohy
Interview Program or Feature
Sirius XM

Women and Wheels
Sirius XM

Women of the Hour

Talk Show- Entertainment/Information
SiriusXM Radio

Interactive Media

100 Women
Website - News
BBC News

Website - Information/Entertainment

From the Corner Office by Susie Gharib
Original Online Programming

Laura Ling – Director of Development & Correspondent, Discovery Digital Networks
Online Video Host or Correspondent
Discovery Communications

Life, Instagrammed
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video

"Now What?" With Carole Zimmer
Original Online Programming - Stand Alone Audio
"Now What?" With Carole Zimmer

Revenge Porn
Original Online Programming – News/Documentary

The Re/code Ellen Pao Trial Newswire

WebMD's Future of Health with Robin Roberts: 3-D Printing
Online Producer
WebMD and Rock’n Robin Productions

2016 Gracies Luncheon Winners


Aubrey McKay
On-Air Talent - News or News Magazine (Anchor, Host, Reporter, Correspondent) - Student
Brigham Young University

Banking on Cord Blood
Investigative Program or Feature - Local

Building a Path to Literacy
Soft News Feature - Student
Voice of America

"BP MS 150"
Sports Program - Local

Candice Price / Wayne Hubbard
Family Programming - Local
Urban American Productions

CBS 13 News Live at Five
Producer- News - Local

Decision 2015 Salt Lake City Mayoral Debate
Interview Program or Feature - Local
KSL Television

Dying To Be Thin: Real Women. Real Stories.
Documentary - Local
WOTV 4 Women

ElevenNEWS at Noon 10-29-15
Director- Entertainment, News, Documentary, Lifestyle, Sports - Student
Brigham Young University

Exclusive interview President Ghani in Afghanistan
On-Air Talent - News or News Magazine (Anchor, Host, Reporter, Correspondent) - Local
Cheryl Jennings

Government Transparency
Hard News Feature - Student
Brigham Young University

Jule Gilfillan
Producer- Documentary/Reality/Non-Fiction - Local
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Lakia Holmes
On-Air Talent - Sports - Local

Lauren Hill- A Life Well Lived
Soft News Feature - Local

Lily Checketts
On-Air Talent - Sports - Student
Brigham Young University

Madeline Hassell
Producer- Entertainment, News, Documentary, Non-Fiction, Sports - Student
Maddi Hassell

Moms Everyday
Talk Show – Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health – Local
Gray Television, Inc.

Documentary - Student
Sandra Chuma & Kalisha Whitman

Rachel Manek, host of the Better Half
On-Air Talent - Entertainment - Local
Sinclair Broadcast Group

The Survivors
Hard News Feature - Local


Anna King
Reporter/Correspondent - Public
Northwest News Network

Anna Maria Tremonti (The Current)
Host- News/Non-Fiction - Public
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Being a Woman Online (The Takeaway)
Series - Public
WNYC and Public Radio International

Being Jacqueline (The Current)
Grand Winner: Documentary - Public
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Breast cancer...how Komen can help (Hosted by LaDona Harvey)
Public Affairs - Local
iHeart Media

Bruce Jenner Roundtable with Colleen Lindstrom and Bradley Traynor
Talk Show- Entertainment/Information – Local
KTMY – FM (myTalk 107.1)

Cheryl Glaser
Anchor- News or News Magazine - Public

Claire Drake
Producer - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

Co-host - Local
Greater Media Boston

Corno's art and inspiration, a conversation with Rachelle Solomon
Portrait/Biography - Local
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)

Dames of Radio: Evelyn Erives 99.1 KGGI
Podcast - Student
Nudia Hernandez

Dana Perino at the FOX Studios NYC on Media and Women with Pavlina
Host/Morning, Afternoon or Weekend Personality- Entertainment/Information - Student
Pavlina Osta

Dana Perino talks "And the Good News Is..."
Talk Show - Entertainment/Information/News/ Lifestyle - Student
Pavlina Osta

Felicia Middlebrooks Morning Co-Anchor WBBM Newsradio
Anchor- News or News Magazine - Local
WBBM Newsradio

Jamie Lynn Megargee (Bronson & Christine Show)
Producer - Local
iHeart Media

Jane Tillman Irving
Hard News Feature - Local
WCBS Newsradio 880

Jennifer O'Donnell
Investigative Program or Feature - Student
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

Kathleen Kennedy: From Standing In Line For 'Star Wars' To Producing It Herself
Portrait/Biography - Public
NPR News

Katie Meyer - Evening Drive Anchor
Anchor- News or News Magazine - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

Katie Meyer WFUV's Issues Tank: Episode 3: Got Faith
Interview Program or Feature - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

Katie Meyer WFUV's Issues Tank: Episode 4 – Food for Thought
Co-host - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

Katie Meyer, WFUV News - "Roommates" Feature
Soft News Feature - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

Kim Masters (The Business)
Host- Entertainment/Information - Public

Locked up since 14, a chance at freedom? By Linda Paul and Cate Cahan
Hard News Feature - Public
WBEZ/ Chicago Public Media

Lola Vanderpuye
Imaging - Local
CBS Radio Chicago WBBM Newsradio

Loren Raye, Co-host, The TJ Show 103.3 AMP Radio Boston
Morning Drive Personality - Local

Marla Diamond
Reporter/Correspondent - Local
WCBS Newsradio 880

Never Again War: The Sacrifice Of Käthe Kollwitz
Special - Public
SueMedia Productions & Midsummer Sound Company

Nina Hajian (Shoboy In The Morning)
Host- Entertainment/Information - Local
CBS Radio, 92.3 AMP Radio

Project Down and Dirty - The Restaurant
Public Service Announcement - Local

Rita Cosby
Host- News/Non-Fiction - Local
WABC Radio

Sara Brooke Curtis (Ask Me)
Producer - Public

Shila Afternoon Drive Host US99.5 Chicago
Afternoon Drive Personality - Local
WUSN US99.5 Country Chicago CBS Radio

State of Wonder: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl
Soft News Feature - Public
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

Taylor Nulk - Cityscape Producer
Producer - Student
WFUV / Fordham University

The Joan Hamburg Show
Soft News Feature - Local
WABC Radio

The Pieces that Remain: Remembering the Wichita State University Plane Crash
Special - Student
Abigail Wilson

The Rita Cosby Show
Talk Show- News - Local
WABC Radio

Understanding Islamic Feminism, from America Abroad
Documentary - Public
America Abroad Media

WFAN's Suzyn Waldman
Sports Program - Local

Interview Program or Feature - Local
Greater Media Boston

Why These Seattle Writers Launched #ShoutYourAbortion
Interview Program or Feature - Public
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio

Why This Teen Stopped Hiding Her Dad's Abuse
Grand Winner: Portrait/Biography - Public
KUOW’s RadioActive Youth Media

Wildfire In The West
Crisis Coverage - Public
Northwest News Network

Workers Alerted Company To Problems With Prineville Mill Roof Before Collapse
Investigative Program or Feature - Public
Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB)

WRHU FM Newsline "Winter Storm Juno"
Crisis Coverage - Student
Radio Hofstra University WRHU FM / WRHU.org

WRHU FM "Bully Beware, There's An App For That!" by Justine Re
Hard News Feature - Student
Radio Hofstra University WRHU FM / WRHU.org

WRHU FM "Plight of the Female Chef" by Gary Duff
Public Affairs - Student
Radio Hofstra University WRHU FM / WRHU.org

WRHU FM "Tiffany Vellis Play By Play Hofstra Softball vs. JMU"
Sports Program - Student
Radio Hofstra University WRHU FM / WRHU.org

Yusor Abu-Salha In Her Own Words
Talk Show- News - Public
North Carolina Public Radio WUNC

Interactive Media

Facebook Fastcast
Online Producer – Student
Murugi Thande

Her Hands
Original Online Programming – News/Documentary - Student
Zinhle Essamuah

Teen Celebrity Journalist Cassandra Hsiao
Online Video Host or Correspondent - Student
Cassandra Hsiao