Wednesday, May 13, 2020

45th Annual Gracie Awards Winners Announced

This week, The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) announced the winners of the 45th annual Gracie Awards. The list of honorees includes such esteemed honorees as Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler, Natasha Lyonne, Tamron Hall, Naomi Watts, Angela Yee, Norah O'Donnell, Niecy Nash, Stephanie Beatriz, and Soledad O'Brien, along with more than 100 of the most talented women in television, radio and digital media.

The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. This year's honorees represent the substance and ethos of women's storytelling and journalism at its best. Their work during this global state of affairs – full of innovation, courage and endurance – serves as inspiration today for the journalists of tomorrow.

Some of the honorees have recorded special messages of thanks and appreciation here.

Becky Brooks, Executive Director, The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation stated, "Our leadership is proud to honor the best of the best who embody the spirit and intention of the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation's Gracie Awards. We want to thank those on the front lines telling the important stories still impacting our world. It is our distinguished honor to recognize the reporters, hosts, producers and media executives who are working to ensure the public is informed. We know everyone in media has been impacted in some way, and we continue to salute this outstanding list of honorees for their award-winning passion, energy and perseverance."

AWMF extends a tremendous thank you to sponsors of the Gracies, who are committed to supporting the future of women in media. Along with Ziploc® Brand, the Diamond Sponsor of the 2020 Gracies Gala, this year's sponsors include Crown Media, CBS, CNN, Katz Media Group, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, Beasley Media Group and Cox Media Group.


60 Minutes: The Chibok Girls (60 Minutes)
CBS News
News Magazine

Abby McEnany (Work in Progress)
Actress in a Breakthrough Role

Alex Duda (The Kelly Clarkson Show)
Showrunner – Talk Show

Am I Next? Trans and Targeted
ABC NEWS Nightline
Hard News Feature

Angela Kang (The Walking Dead)
Showrunner- Scripted

Better Things
FX Networks

YouTube Originals
Non-Fiction Entertainment

Caroline Waterlow (Qualified)
ESPN Films
Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction

Catherine Reitman (Workin' Moms)
Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment (CBC/Netflix)
Actress in a Leading Role - Comedy or Musical

Catherine Reitman (Workin' Moms)
Wolf + Rabbit Entertainment (CBC/Netflix)
Director - Comedy

Clarissa Ward (CNN International)
CNN International

Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead)
Actress in a Leading Role - Drama

Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve)
Actress in a Supporting Role - Drama

Francesca Gregorini (Killing Eve)
Director - Scripted

Gender Discrimination in the FBI
NBC News Investigative Unit
Interview Feature

Grey's Anatomy
ABC Studios
Drama- Grand Award

Izzie Pick Ibarra (THE MASKED SINGER)
FOX Broadcasting Company
Showrunner - Unscripted

Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon)
FX Networks
Actress in a Leading Role - Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Mission Unstoppable
Produced by Litton Entertainment
Family Series

MSNBC 2019 Democratic Debate (Atlanta)
Special or Variety - Breakthrough

Naomi Watts (The Loudest Voice)
Actress in a Supporting Role - Made for TV Movie or Limited Series

Natasha Lyonne, Leslye Headland, Amy Poehler (Russian Doll)
Universal Television
Producer- Entertainment

Nawal al-Maghafi (BBC Arabic)
BBC News
Investigative Feature

Niecy Nash (2019 BLACK GIRLS ROCK!)
BET Networks
On-Air Talent - Entertainment

News Program

Pati Jinich (Pati's Mexican Table)
Mexican Table LLC
On-Air Talent - Lifestyle

Patsy & Loretta
Made for Television Movie

Rising Stars: The Story of Muslim Girls Basketball
CBS Sports Network
Sports Feature

Sarah Fitzpatrick
NBC News Investigative Unit
Producer- News

Sedika Mojadidi (Doc World: Facing the Dragon)
WORLD Channel
Director - Unscripted

Sharyn Alfonsi (60 Minutes)
CBS News
On-Air Talent - News or News Magazine

Soledad O'Brien (American Injustice: A BET TOWN HALL)
BET Networks
On-Air Talent - News Special

Stephanie Beatriz (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Universal Television
Actress in a Supporting Role - Comedy or Musical

Universal Television
Ensemble Cast

Surviving R. Kelly Producing Team (Surviving R. Kelly)
Producer- Documentary /Unscripted / Non-Fiction – Grand Award

Tamron Hall (TAMRON HALL)
Walt Disney Television
Talk Show – Entertainment

Teacher Surprise (TODAY)
Soft News Feature

The Gayle King Interview with R. Kelly (CBS News)
CBS News
Special or Variety

The Loudest Voice
Limited Series

This Changes Everything

Tracy Oliver (First Wives Club)
BET Networks

Women's Wellness Disrupt-HERS with Maria Shriver (The 3rd Hour of TODAY)
NBC News
News Feature Series


Breaking the taboo around pelvic floor health (White Coat, Black Art)
CBC Radio
Public Affairs [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

CBC News: The World at Six - Kurd Crisis Inside Syria
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Emily Hanford (At a Loss for Words)
American Public Media
Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Into the Thaw (The World)
Series [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Latino USA (A Child Lost in Translation)
Futuro Media Group
Documentary [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Periods! Why These 8th-Graders Aren't Afraid To Talk About Them (Morning Edition)
Interview Feature [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Sarah McCammon ("With Abortion Restrictions On The Rise, Some Women Induce Their Own.")
NPR (National Public Radio)
News Feature [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

The Unpaid Cost of Elder Care
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
Investigative Feature [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Talk Show [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Carla Ferrell (The Steve Harvey Morning Show)
Premiere Networks
Co-host [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Elaina Smith (Nights with Elaina (formerly NASH Nights Live))
Westwood One
Host/Personality [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Jayde Donovan (The Jayde Donovan Show)
Westwood One
Weekend Host / Personality [ Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Liana Huth (I'm Listening)
Entercom Communications Corp
Producer – Entertainment - Special [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Michelle Collins (The Michelle Collins Show)

Interview Feature [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Michelle Franzen (The NICU Cuddler)
News Feature [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Michelle Parisi (The Weekend Top 30 & Remix Top 30)
Premiere Networks
Producer - Entertainment Music [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Norah O'Donnell (CBS News on the Hour with Norah O'Donnell)
CBS News Radio
Outstanding News anchor [ Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Sophie Kamaruddin (Bloomberg Radio)
Bloomberg LP
Crisis Coverage [Radio - National Syndicated Commercial]

Trisha Yearwood: Every Girl at Christmas
Special [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Commercial]


Angela Yee (Angela Yee's Lip Service)
Angela Yee Inc.
Podcast - Entertainment

Bad Batch
Podcast – Investigative News

Becky Quick (Squawk Pod)
CNBC Business News
Podcast Host - News

Children as passports, the phenomenon behind the humanitarian crisis on the border
Univision Noticias Digital
Website - News

Evil Eye
Audible, Inc.
Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio - Drama

Extreme violence is driving Salvadoran girls to kill themselves
Univision News Digital & TIME
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video Hard News

Ginger Zee, Inside Frozen ll
Podcast Host - Entertainment

Hanna Rosin (NPR's Invisibilia®)
National Public Radio
Podcast Co-host/Ensemble

How to Sell Drugs (Legally)
Original Online Programming – News

Kaila Strickland (The Comfy Closet)
The Comfy Closet

Kristyn Martin (Through Her Eyes & Baby Brain)
Yahoo News/Verizon Media Group
Online Producer

Kung Fu Nuns (Great Big Story)
Great Big Story
Original Online Programming – Standalone Video Lifestyle

Lucy Biggers (One Small Step)
Online Video Host / Correspondent / Actress

Out Of The Woods
ESPN 30 for 30 Podcasts
Original Online Programming – Standalone Audio Sports

Paralyzed Marathon (Great Big Story)
Great Big Story
Original Online Programming –Documentary

Save Our Moms
Website - Information/Entertainment

Shine (Great Big Story)
Great Big Story
Original Online Programming – Video Series

The Cut On Tuesdays
Gimlet/Spotify/The Cut
Podcast - Lifestyle

The Pay Check
Podcast - Educational Business

The Sterling Affairs
ESPN Films
Podcast - Investigative


Ali Meyer (Baseline Breast Cancer)
Soft News Feature- Grand Award

Capital Gazette Survivors

Colleen Marshall (NBC4 Columbus)
Hard News Feature

Erin Fehlau (New Hampshire Chronicle - "Earning Their Wings: NH's Women Aviators")
News Magazine

Heather Fay Dawson (Women's Work)
Connecticut Public

Lesli Foster
On-Air Talent

Marcie Golgoski (Mothers Milk Bank of Florida)
Soft News Feature

Military Housing
Investigative Feature

Sarah Gahagan Lydick
Producer - Scripted / Edited / Live

Stephanie Jarvis, Mary Fecteau (IDEAS)
Sports Feature

WUSA9 News at 11
News Program


Alicia Cherem and Heather Kim (ViewFinder: Daily Crisis Farm)
University of Maryland, College Park

Bryanna Crouch (KUJH News)
University of Kansas

Cameron Doney (CNS-TV (Capital News Service))
University of Maryland, College Park
Soft News Feature

Cierra Ysasaga (Newsline)
Brigham Young University

Danielle Hallows (Newsline)
Brigham Young University
On-Air Talent

Isabela Erekson (Newsline)
Brigham Young University
Hard News Feature


Amy Eddings (Morning Edition)
Host/Anchor [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Beautiful Mess (CBC Radio Saskatchewan)
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC)
Documentary [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

El Paso Coverage
The Texas Newsroom
Crisis Coverage [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

In Memoir, Mother And Trans Son 'Pick Up The Pieces' Of Relationship (Where We Live)
Connecticut Public Radio
Talk Show [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
KALW 91.7FM, San Francisco and PRX
Interview Feature [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Jenny Brundin (Teens Under Stress)
Colorado Public Radio
News Feature [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Lauren Terrazas ('Miss Emma' Saved Her Brewery And Left A Legacy For All Of San Antonio)
Texas Public Radio
Portrait/Biography [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Linda Paul (Want To Combat Climate Change? Get Out and Plant A Tree)
WBEZ/ Chicago Public Media
Producer [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Parenting Mental Health
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Reporter/Correspondent [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Yasmeen Khan (WNYC News)
New York Public Radio
Series [Radio Non - Commercial Local]

"I'm Listening": Erasing the Shame and Blame Over Mental Health In Depth
KCBS Radio (Entercom)
Public Affairs [Radio - Local]

A Healing Delivery (Daily News)
KCBS Radio (Entercom)
Soft News Feature [Radio - Local]

Angela Martinez (The Angie Martinez Show)
iheartmedia (WWPR)
Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio - Local]

Brigitte Quinn (Morning Drive Anchor)
Entercom Radio - 1010 WINS
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio - Local]

Carla Rea (The Mike and Carla Morning Show)
Beasley Media Group
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Small/Medium [Radio - Local]

Chris Rollins (Chris Rollins)
Townsquare Media/94.5 PST
Host - Morning Drive - Medium Market [Radio - Local]

Cooper Lawrence (WOR Tonight)
iHeartMedia (WOR NY)
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Nonmorning [Radio - Local]

Deborah Honeycutt (Jim, Deb & Kevin)
Co-host (Music DJ/Personality) Large/Major [Radio - Local]

Exceptional Women: "Rise Up"
Entercom Boston
Interview Feature [Radio - Local]

Garcia - Torres Fundraiser
KTMY-FM (United States of America)
Public Service Announcement [Radio - Local]

Heather Hunter (Mornings on the Mall)
Producer - News Talk [Radio - Local]

Jenn Hobby (Jenn & Friends Star 94.1 Atlanta)
Entercom Atlanta
Host Morning Drive- Large/Major Market [Radio - Local]

Julie Rose (Top of Mind w/ Julie Rose)
BYU Radio
Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio - Local]

Kathryn Barnes (Santa Barbara Morning Edition/All Things Considered)
Producer - Noncommercial [Radio - Local]

Katie Neal (Middays on New York's Country 94.7)
Entercom New York
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio - Local]

Mary Walter (Mary Walter WMAL)
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major - Morning [Radio - Local]

Meghan Lane (95.1 WAPE's The Big Ape Morning Mess)
Cox Media Group
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Small/Medium Market [Radio - Local]

Nancy Wilson (WHKO FM)
Cox Media Group
Host - Morning Drive – Small Market [Radio - Local]

Rebekah Maroun (Bex) (Matty In The Morning)
Producer - Commercial [Radio - Local]

Shannon Farren (Gary and Shannon Show)
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio - Local]

Shannon Farren (Gary and Shannon Show)
Talk Show [Radio - Local]

Starving for Perfection
Hard News Feature [Radio - Local]


Brittany McGowan (Women Surfers Fundraise In Honor Of Feamle Surfing Icon)
Radio Hofstra University - WRHU FM /

Eli Finkelson (A League of Our Own - Single Moms Share & Inspire)
Radio Hofstra University - WRHU FM /
Talk Show

Julia Presti (A League of Our Own - Fearless Female Firefighters)
Radio Hofstra University - WRHU FM /
Public Affairs

Karina Gonzalez (KUNR Public Radio & Noticiero Móvil)
University of Nevada, Reno
Interview Feature

Madison Bristowe (Cityscape:Back to the Garden, Remembering Woodstock)
WFUV / Fordham University

Marian Mohamed (The barrier between us is breaking: How politics brought my mom and me closer)
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio News Feature


Eliot Schiaparelli (Around My Block)
WFUV / Fordham University
Original Online Programming

Kacie Candela (Prickly Politics: Women in the Room)
WFUV / Fordham University

To view complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, visit Celebration details for this year's winners will be announced soon.

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