Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Announces 39th Annual Gracie Award® Local, Online, Public and Student Winners

With a strong commitment to recognizing the accomplishments of all markets of talent, as well as the next generation of media stars, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 local, online, public and student winners of the annual Gracie Awards. The winners will be recognized at an industry luncheon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Hilton New York in New York, NY.

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McLean, VA (PRWEB) February 19, 2014

With a strong commitment to recognizing the accomplishments of all markets of talent, as well as the next generation of media stars, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 local, online, public and student winners of the annual Gracie Awards. The winners will be recognized at an industry luncheon on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at the Hilton New York in New York, NY.

National Gracie Award winners will be presented at a dazzling black-tie Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. Click here to view the list of national winners that were announced yesterday.

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. This year’s local, online public and student winners include: Minnesota Public Radio’s Betrayed by Silence, AARP’s Beyond the Face of Alzheimer's - A Few Good Men, The George Washington University’s Plus Size: The New Normal, KNX’s Healthcare Uncovered, and Mudbath Productions’ Satellite Sisters. (See accompanying pages for a complete list of winners.)

“We are thrilled to recognize the outstanding work of our local, online, public and student Gracie award winners,” stated Kay Olin, AWMF Chair. “We look forward to honoring talented individuals and outstanding programming during the Gracie Awards Luncheon in New York.”

The Gracies are presented by the AWM Foundation, the philanthropic arm of AWM which supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public and women in the media. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honor 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.

For more details on the Gracies Awards Luncheon, go to the Gracies website - http://www.thegracies.org.

Supporting the Gracies is synonymous with supporting women’s achievements in all facets of media and entertainment. Reserve your table and demonstrate your commitment to the AWM Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit charity. For more information, please contact AWM at (703) 506-3290.

2014 Gracie Awards: Local, Online, Public and Student Award Winners
(In Alphabetical Order)

180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School
Outstanding Series
National Black Programming Consortium
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
New York, NY

Allie Volpe
Outstanding Special or Variety
Rowan Radio
Radio - Student
Glassboro, NJ

Betrayed by Silence
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
MPR News
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Saint Paul, MN

Beyond the Face of Alzheimer's - A Few Good Men
Outstanding Lifestyle/Health Program
AARP
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Washington, DC

Bobbie Wygant
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
NBC 5 KXAS-TV
TV - Local Market
Fort Worth, TX

Boston Strong Reunited
Outstanding Talk Show - News
WCVB-TV
TV - Local Market
Needham, MA

Chucha Barber
Outstanding Producer - Documentary/Reality
Chucha Barber Productions, Inc.
TV - Local Market
Tallahassee, FL

Costly Generics
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
Need to Know on PBS
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
New York, NY

Danielle Jansson
Outstanding Producer – News
Brigham Young University
TV - Student
Provo, UT

Exceptional Women: Grace Under Fire
Outstanding Talk Show - News
WMJX, Magic 106.7
Radio - Local Market
Boston, MA

Female Inmates - Lawsuit Spurs Action Among Lawmakers
Outstanding Hard News Feature
New Hampshire Public Radio
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Concord, NH

Fertility Over 40
Outstanding Series
KTTV Fox 11 News
TV - Local Market
Beverly Hills, CA

Healthcare Uncovered
Outstanding Special or Variety
KNX
Radio - Local Market
Los Angeles, CA

Houston Symphony: 100 Years of Music
Outstanding Documentary
KTRK-TV
TV - Local Market
Houston, TX

Inside the Furious Hurricane Lab
Outstanding Soft News Feature
Bloomberg News
Radio - Local Market
New York, NY

Intimate Crimes: The Inside Story of Child Sexual Abuse
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
Sachs Media Group
TV - Local Market
Tallahassee, FL

Julianne Horsley
Outstanding Anchor - News or News Magazine
Brigham Young University
TV - Student
Provo, UT

Kristin Dickerson
Outstanding Producer - News
KTUL
TV - Local Market
Tulsa, OK

Lauren Wilson
Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information
ideastream
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
Cleveland, OH

Linda Lee
Outstanding Morning/Afternoon Drive Personality
CBS Radio WYCD Detroit
Radio - Local Market
Detroit, MI

Lockdowns The Norm For Schools With Frequent Threats
Outstanding Soft News Feature
Youth Radio
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Oakland, CA

Manoush Zomorodi for New Tech City
Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information
WNYC’s On the Media
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
New York, NY

Mary Blanchard
Outstanding On-Air Talent: Sports Program
Brigham Young University
TV - Student
Provo, UT

Mel Robbins
Outstanding Host - News/Non-Fiction
Cox Media Group - Orlando Radio
Radio - Local Market
Orlando, FL

Morlene Chin
Outstanding Host - Entertainment/Information
WFUV-FM
Radio - Student
Bronx, NY

Mother Uses Social Media for Good
Outstanding TV - Local Market - Outstanding
ABC7/KGO TV
TV - Local Market
San Francisco, CA

My Sister Has My Hand
Outstanding Documentary
Tapestry, CBC Radio One
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Toronto, Ontario

Norma Garcia
Outstanding Anchor - News or News Magazine
KXTX Telemundo 39
TV - Local Market
Fort Worth, TX

Pavlina Osta
Outstanding Anchor - News or News Magazine
Pavlina's Kidz Place Radio Show
Radio - Student
Port Orange, FL

Plus Size: The New Normal
Outstanding Soft News Feature
The George Washington University
TV - Student
Washington, DC

Prosecution Denied
Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature
KMGH-TV
TV - Local Market
Denver, CO

Rachel Houlihan
Outstanding Producer - Documentary/Reality
Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
Toronto, Ontario

Retro Report: The Shadow of Thalidomide
Outstanding Original Online Programming - News/Documentary
Retro Report
Interactive Media
New York, NY

Sarah Abdurrahman
Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent
wnyc
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
New York, NY

Satellite Sisters
Outstanding Original Online Programming - Audio
Mudbath Productions
Interactive Media
Los Angeles, CA

Saving Women and Girls
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
To the Contrary, Persephone Productions
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
Washington, DC

Singing for Autism
Outstanding Soft News Feature
WRHU-FM
Radio - Student
Hempstead, NY

Surviving Breast Cancer
Outstanding Series
KFBK/Clear Channel Media & Entertainment
Radio - Local Market
Sacramento, CA

The Business
Outstanding Talk Show - Entertainment/Information
KCRW
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Santa Monica, CA

The Life of Dorothy Day
Outstanding Soft News Feature
Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
Washington, DC

The Survival of Edith Morales
Outstanding Hard News Feature
KFOR
TV - Local Market
Oklahoma City, OK

Vermont Edition: Portraits of Opiate Addiction and Recovery
Outstanding Interview Program or Feature
Vermont Public Radio
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Colchester, VT

Video Game Violence
Outstanding Hard News Feature
WRHU-FM
Radio - Student
Hempstead, NY

We Served Too
Outstanding Documentary
Virtual Advisor, Inc.
TV - Public/Non-Commercial
Conifer, CO

Women Combat Veterans: Life After War
Outstanding Series
NPR News
Radio - Public/Non-Commercial
Washington, DC

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 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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