Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to Honor 38th Annual Gracie Award® Local, Online, Public and Student Winners

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Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 26, 2013 at the Hilton New York

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The Gracies’ Luncheon is a wonderful chance to honor and share the compelling work of so many women in media as well as recognize the next generation of media stars.

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) will host the 38th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon to honor the accomplishments of women in media and entertainment at the local, public, online and student levels on June 26 at the Hilton New York. A celebration that spans two coasts, the Gracies honored national winners at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women and about women in all facets of electronic media, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.

Each year, the Gracies attracts the best and brightest in radio, television, cable and new media. The 38th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon will be hosted by Nancy Giles, CBS News, Kim Guthrie, Cox Media Group, and Deborah Norville, Inside Edition. These three talented hosts represent a diverse range of media and reflect the Gracies’ strong commitment to recognizing the accomplishments of all markets of talent.

“The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is excited to bring such an important part of the Gracies back to New York, where both this event and our organization were founded,” said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “The Gracies’ Luncheon is a wonderful chance to honor and share the compelling work of so many women in media as well as recognize the next generation of media stars.”

The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.

The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Hair Care Sponsor: Sexy Hair; Director Sponsors: Bloomberg, Bright House Networks, Cox Enterprises, Inc. and National Cable & Telecommunications Association; Writer Sponsors: CNBC and Katz Media Group; Editor Sponsors: Crown Media Family Networks and Massachusetts School of Law.

For more information about the 2013 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.

Credentialed Press: For press information in regard to covering the event, please contact Andy Schwarz, AWMF Director of Public Relations at aschwarz(at)allwomeninmedia(dot)org.

About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM): The Alliance for Women in Media advances the influence and impact of women in all forms of media. AWM is a diverse community – whether type of media, job or global location – that facilitates industry-wide collaboration, education, and innovation. Established in 1961 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.

About the Alliance for Women in Media 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 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint-initiatives with the National Middle School Association, the Emma Bowen Foundation, the American Red Cross and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation also supports Empowering America®, an initiative which pays tribute to many of America’s most pioneering and inspiring women. Through this program, the Foundation provides Empowering America® educational collateral to needy urban middle schools around the country. The Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards®, a live gala that honors exemplary programming created for, by, and about women.

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