Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 21, 2014
Last night, women working in all forms of media were honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) at the historic Beverly Hilton Hotel, at the 39th Annual Gracie Awards Gala. 2014 National Gracie Award winners were honored in a star-studded gala hosted by Aisha Tyler, of CBS’ The Talk and CW’s Who’s Line Is It Anyway. The Gracie Awards (also known as “the Gracies”) recognize exemplary programming created for women, by women, and about women in all facets of media, including radio, television, cable, and new media. The awards program also encourages the realistic and multifaceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features, and other programs.
The black-tie Gala attracted the best and brightest in the industry including: Premiere Networks The Bobby Bones Show Personality Amy and Bobby Bones; Radio Personality Moll Anderson; Ovation TV’s Nikki Boyer; Host and Actress Brooke Burke-Charvet; NBC Parenthood’s Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger; SiriusXM Radio Host Julia Cunningham; CNN's Health, Medical and Wellness Unit Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen; CNBC Correspondent Sharon Epperson; Entertainment and News Journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau; CW The Vampire Diaries’ Kat Graham; Disney Channel’s Dog with a Blog’s G Hannelius; TNT’s Rizzoli & Isles’ Angie Harmon; TV and Movie Actress Angela Kinsey; Movie Star and Hallmark Channel Cedar Cove’s Andie MacDowell; CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux; HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade Host Robin Meade; NBC Sports’ Al Michaels and Michele Tafoya; E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles; NBC Parks & Recreation’s Retta; OWN’s Wanda Sykes and Iyanla Vanzant; ABC Scandal’s Bellamy Young, and hundreds more. The audience was treated to an energizing live performance by four-time Grammy winner Deniece Williams.
“The Gracies is such a special celebration, and it is a privilege for the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to honor the work of our talented Gracie winners,” said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. “It is truly inspiring to be in a room with so many industry professionals who have come together to recognize exceptional programming for women, by women, and about women.”
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 and Automobile Sponsor: Ford | Lincoln. Valet Underwriter: CBS. President's Circle Sponsors: CNN, Cox Media Group, Crown Media Family Networks, NBC Entertainment & Universal Television, and NBC Sports Group. Producer Sponsors: A+E Networks/Lifetime, Disney | ABC Television Group, HBO, Katz Media Group, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NBC Universal News, and The Wall Street Journal.
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 (AWMF): 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.