2017 Gracies Gala Winners


America Ferrera, Superstore
Actress in a Leading Role - Comedy or Musical
Universal Television

Donna Lynne Champlin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
Actress in a Supporting Role - Comedy or Musical
CBS Television Studios

Mariska Hargitay, Law & Order: SVU
Actress in a Leading Role - Drama
Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television

Lynn Whitfield, Greenleaf
Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama
OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network

Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience
Actress in a Leading Role - Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
Starz Entertainment

Olivia Colman, The Night Manager
Actress in a Supporting Role - Made for TV Movie or Limited Series
AMC Networks

Drew Barrymore, Odd Mom Out
Actress in a Featured or Guest Role
Bravo Media

Alia Shawkat, Search Party
Actress in a Breakthrough Role

Call the Midwife
Ensemble Cast
Neal Street Production for BBC and PBS

Hairspray Live!
Musical and Ensemble Cast- Grand Award
Universal Television

Renee Cullen

Lisa Quijano Wolfinger, Mercy Street
Producer - Entertainment
Lone Wolf Media and Scott Free for PBS

Stephanie Busari
Producer - News

Denise Contis, Naked and Afraid XL
Producer - Reality
Discovery Channel

Lori McCreary, The Story of God with Morgan Freeman
Producer - Non-Fiction
National Geographic Channel

Robin Roberts, Game Changers with Robin Roberts
On-Air Talent - News or News Magazine
ABC News and Rock'n Robin Productions

Samantha Bee, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee
On-Air Talent - Entertainment or Sports

Nelufar Hedayat
Fusion TV

Isobel Yeung, Afghan Woman's Rights

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend
CBS Television Studios

This Is Us
20th Century Fox Television

This Is Life With Lisa Ling
Non-Fiction or Reality

Surviving Compton: Dre, Suge & Michel'le
Made for TV Movie

Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life
Limited Series
Dorothy Parker Drank Here Productions with Warner Bros. Television

Black Girls Rock!
Special or Variety
BET Networks

The View
Talk Show - Entertainment
ABC Television Network

Talk Show - News

All The Way Back: The Story of Emily Fogle
Sports Feature
CBS Sports Network

The Powerpuff Girls
Family Series
Cartoon Network

Nick News with Linda Ellerbee
Family Series- Grand Award
Nickelodeon in association with Lucky Duck Productions

He Named Me Malala
National Geographic Channel

The Killing Machine, 60 Minutes
Hard News Feature
CBS News

"Hidden Figures": Women of NASA
Soft News Feature
NBC Nightly News with Lester Holt

The Women of Silicon Valley
Interview Series

Brock Turner Case
News Series
CBS News

Outside the Lines: Baylor Rape Crisis
Investigative Feature

Between Breaths: A Story of Anxiety, Addiction, Hope, ABC News 20/20
Interview Feature- Grand Award
ABC News

Chessy Prout, the St. Paul’s Accuser, Savannah Guthrie
Interview Feature


Adell Coleman, SiriusXM Urban View
Producer- National
SiriusXM Radio

Cheree Carter
Host/Personality- National
Cumulus Media

Kelly Ford, Ty, Kelly and Chuck
Co-host- National
Cumulus Media

A Date with the First Lady, Cafe Mocha Radio
Special- National
Miles Ahead Broadcasting

GMA After Hours
Talk Show- National
ABC Radio

Sandyland: On the M Train
Interview Feature- National
SiriusXM Radio

Cheree Carter
Imaging- National
Cumulus Media

McVay Minute and J:30
Public Service Announcement- National
Dawson McAllister Association

Two Little Bombs, Leila Fadel
News Feature- National

Meara Sharma, Kidnapped
Producer- Non-Commercial Syndicated
On the Media, WNYC Studios

Hanna Rosin, Invisibilia
Reporter/Correspondent- Non-Commercial Syndicated
National Public Radio

Stretched: A Working Parents' Juggling Act, All Things Considered
Public Affairs- Non-Commercial Syndicated
NPR News

Europe Wakes Up To Prospect of Female Terrorists, Eleanor Beardsley
News Feature- Non-Commercial Syndicated
National Public Radio

The Cost Of Crossing, Jasmine Garsd
Investigative Feature- Non-Commercial Syndicated
National Public Radio

Amanda Lindhout - A Gut-Wrenching Call Home, The Current.
Interview Feature- Non-Commercial Syndicated
CBC Radio One

Zika - Mothers in Brazil
Crisis Coverage- Non-Commercial Syndicated
National Public Radio

Interactive Media

Website - News

Website - Information or Entertainment
VICE Media

Madaya Mom
ABC News

Bianna Golodryga
Online Video Host or Correspondent
Yahoo News

Michelle Nash, Webucation
Online Producer - Information or Entertainment

Ingrid Formanek
Online Producer - News
CNN International

#MoreThanMean - Women in Sports 'Face' Harassment
Original Online Programming - Standalone Video- Grand Award
Just Not Sports & One Tree Forest Films, Sarah Spain & Julie DiCaro

UPLift Someone: Give UP A Gift
Original Online Programming - Video Series

The Racial Politics of Abortion
Original Online Programming - News or Documentary
ESSENCE and Time magazines

Breasts Unbound
Original Online Programming - Standalone Audio
Audible, LLC.

Startup Season 4: Dov Charney's American Dream 
Gimlet Media

Nora McInerny, Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Podcast Host
American Public Media

Digital Newsletter

2017 Gracies Luncheon Winners


Kristin Dickerson, Miss Lori
Director- Local
KTUL Tulsa's Channel 8

Kaitlyn Anderson, CBS 13 News Live at Five
Producer - Live- Local

Kim Nordt-Jackson, Cosmos - An HD Odyssey
Producer - Edited- Local

Vicky Nguyen
On-Air Talent- Local

Talk Show- Local
Gray Television, Inc.

Sports Feature- Local
News 12 Connecticut

Breast Cancer 2 Bikini
Community/Regional Programming- Local
KTVN Channel 2 News

Documentary- Local

Rape Cases in Utah Courts
Hard News Feature- Local
ABC 4 Utah

Food Truck Fighting Hunger
Soft News Feature- Local

Toxic Safety
Investigative Feature- Local

Murugi Thande
Director- Student
Women of WUSA9

Murugi Thande
Producer- Student
Women of WUSA9

Katiuska Guzman, The Roundabout
On-Air Talent- Student
William Paterson University of New Jersey

Unspoken: Heroin Addiction in the Muslim Community
Documentary- Student
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

Behind Closed Doors, Michelle Chavez
Hard News Feature- Student
Maryland Capital News Service

The Business of Moving On, Angelo Bavaro
Soft News Feature- Student
Maryland Capital News Service


Laurel Lee, Pulse Roundtable Broadcast
Producer - Local
Cox Media Group

Erin O'Malley, WBMX Boston Middays
Host/Anchor - Local
CBS Radio

Shelli Sonstein, The Jim Kerr Rock 'n Roll Morning Show - Q104.3
Co-host - Local

The New 93Q Cares For Kids Radiothon
Public Service Announcement - Local
Cox Media Group

Sonstein Sunday, Q104.3
Public Affairs - Local

Boyfriends Killing Boys, Megan Cloherty
Hard News Feature - Local
WTOP Radio

Then You Stand, Exceptional Women - MAGIC 106.7
Soft News Feature - Local
Beasley Media Group

New York Primary Day, Election Central with Rita Cosby
Interview Feature - Local
WABC Radio

Jillian Kempton, WLTW 106.7 Lite FM
Imaging - Local

Orlando Pulse Tragedy Roundtable
Crisis Coverage - Local
Cox Media Group

Anita Rao, The State of Things
Producer - Non-Commercial Local

Anne Hallward MD, Still Here: Caregiving and Dementia
Host/Anchor - Non-Commercial Local
Safe Space Radio

Karen Foshay, KCRW Investigates: Burned
Reporter/Correspondent - Non-Commercial Local

Taking the Lead, Note to Self
Special - Non-Commercial Local
WNYC Studios

Ladies, Let's Talk
Talk Show - Non-Commercial Local
Vermont Public Radio

Seven Schools Later: One Student's View of Segregation, WNYC's Radio Rookies
Documentary - Non-Commercial Local
WNYC Radio

Homeless and Alone, She Struggles Toward Graduation, Laura Yuen
News Feature - Non-Commercial Local
Minnesota Public Radio|American Public Media

As It Happens - Rumana Monzur Interview
Interview Feature - Non-Commercial Local
CBC Radio One

Juliana Spano
Producer - Student
Radio Hofstra University

Pavlina Osta, Toni Tennille - Surviving Muskrat Love
Host/Personality - Student
The Pavlina Show

A League of Our Own - How Social Media Affects Women, Juliana Spano
Talk Show - Student
Radio Hofstra University

A League of Our Own - Women In Prison Project, Juliana Spano
Public Affairs - Student
Radio Hofstra University

Decision 2016, Kelly Green, Alyssa Compa, & Geneva Gerwitz
News Feature - Student
Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM

Strike A Chord:Veterans Returning Home, Blaine Kaniewski
Interview Feature - Student

Stonewall Inn Vigil for Orlando, Kacie Candela
Crisis Coverage - Student

Interactive Media

Victoria's Amazing World
Victoria Bonavita

Concepts with Kacie: Bubbles
Online Video Host or Correspondent

'Stealing Intimacy'
Online Producer
GlobalGirl Media UK

Tech Talk: Your Career Your Choice
Original Online Programming
Passaic County Technical Institute, PCTI

Rebecca Lewis - Twinkle Twinkle Little Star