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AWMF Announces 46th Annual Gracie Awards Winners

46th Annual Gracie Awards
46th Annual Gracie Awards

The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) has announced the winners of the 46th Annual Gracie Awards. The Gracie Awards Gala will take place on September 27, 2021 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles. This year's honorees are some of the most talented women in radio, including Dede McGuire, Lindsay Czarniak, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Kelly Ford, Danielle Monaro, Roula Christie, Karen Travers, Nina Hajian, Jill Schlesinger and Ina Jaffe.

"Throughout this important year, we have enjoyed some of the most compelling content in our history. We were informed, enlightened and entertained by women in media across all platforms," said Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Chair Heather Cohen.

"As we celebrate AWM's 70th anniversary, we are thrilled to honor this incredible group of women who have demonstrated their commitment to sharing emotionally-charged, timely and compelling content. We look forward to reconvening in person to recognize these incredible achievements and brave story-telling," added Alliance for Women in Media Foundation President Becky Brooks.

In lieu of the Gracie Awards Luncheon, which will no longer take place in person on June 26 in New York City, local and student award winners will be recognized virtually. An alternate in-person celebration is currently being evaluated.

In the sixth consecutive year as Executive Producer, Vicangelo Bulluck will spotlight these prolific women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations.

Honorees are listed in alphabetical order within each category below. To view the complete list of award recipients and honorable mentions, visit allwomeninmedia.org.

Radio National Honorees

Allison Keyes (Weekend Roundup)
CBS News Radio
Frontline-Special Report [Radio National]

Alzheimer's in Color (Latino USA)
Futuro Media
Documentary [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Cami McCormick and Deborah Rodriguez (CBS World News Roundup)
CBS News Radio
Crisis Coverage [Radio-National Syndicated Commercial]

China's Coronavirus Crisis (All Things Considered)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Danielle Monaro (Elvis Duran and the Morning Show)
iHeartMedia/Premiere Networks
Co-host [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

DeDe McGuire (DeDe in the Morning)
Compass Media Networks/Service Broadcasting Group
Host/Personality [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Estelle (The Estelle Show)
Apple Music Radio
Host/Personality-Digital Streaming [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Hilary Kramer (Hilary Kramer's Millionaire Maker)
Salem Media Group
Weekend Host/Personality-Talk Host [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Ina Jaffe (Morning Edition/Weekend Edition)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Reporter/Correspondent/Host [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jessica Beck (Snapshots from Black America)
BBC Radio 4
Producer [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Jill Schlesinger (Jill on Money)
CBS News Radio
Talk Show [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Karen Travers (ABC News)
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Lindsay Czarniak (Important Conversations with Lindsay Czarniak) SiriusXM
News Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]
Lisa Abramowicz (Generation Interrupted) Bloomberg LP
Special [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Lulu Garcia-Navarro & Peter Breslow (Weekend Edition Sunday)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Public Affairs [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Marla Gibbs: A Living Treasure (Café Mocha Radio)
Miles Ahead Broadcasting/Compass Media Networks
Interview Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial]

Noel King (How A Mother Protects Her Black Teenage Son From The World)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Interview Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Reconciling History: The Ordeal of One Last Surviving "Sex Slave" of Wartime Philippines (Weekend Edition Sunday)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Investigative Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Reema Khrais (This Is Uncomfortable)
Marketplace-American Public Media
News Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Westwood One
Weekend Host/Personality-Music Host [ Radio-Nationally Syndicated Commercial ]

Stuck-At-Home Moms: The Pandemic's Devastating Toll On Women (All Things Considered & Morning Edition)
NPR (National Public Radio)
Series [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Victoria Balestrieri (Make Way-A Celebration of Women's Basketball)
Producer-Talk [Radio Nationally Syndicated Commercial]


Angela King (No more haircuts: Stylist says closing salons is right thing to do to stop COVID-19)
KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Interview Feature [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Bonnie Petrie (Petrie Dish)
Texas Public Radio
Host/Anchor [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Carson Frame
Texas Public Radio & The American Homefront Project
Reporter/Correspondent [Radio-Non-Commercial Local] Daniella Cheslow (In Virginia, A Family Tragedy Stirs New Life In A Burial Ground For The Enslaved)
News Feature [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Fernanda Camerena (Petrie Dish)
Texas Public Radio & The Texas Newsroom
Producer [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Going Flat or Building New Breasts: Two Women's Post Mastectomy Stories (Audacious)
Connecticut Public Radio
Talk Show [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Gwynne Hogan (WNYC/Gothamist)
Crisis Coverage [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

Postcards From The Pandemic
Series [Radio Non-Commercial Local]

Victoria Chamberlin (How This Army Officer Is Memorializing Her Stillborn Daughter Through Music)
Portrait/Biography [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]

'Why Can't I Breathe?' How Systemic Racism Makes COVID-19 Worse For Communities Of Color
Texas Public Radio & The Texas Newsroom
Special [Radio-Non-Commercial Local]


Alex Razo (Wake Up Call/The Bill Handel Show)
KFI AM 640
Producer [Radio-Local]

Amanda Orlando (Jim & Amanda on WARM98.5)
Cumulus Media Broadcasting
Co-host (Music DJ/ Personality) Medium [Radio-Local]

Annie Frey (The Annie Frey Show on 971FMTalk)
Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market [Radio-Local]

Brigitte Quinn (The Wedding)
1010 WINS
Interview Feature [Radio-Local]

Chaos In The Capitol, A Nation Divided
WCBS-AM/Audacy New York
Frontline-Special Report [Radio Local]

Covid Community Help
Cox Media Group
Public Service Announcement-Community Giveback [Radio-Local]

KNX News (Emily Valdez)
Breaking News [Radio-Local]

Help for Domestic Abuse Victims During The Pandemic Shutdown (Sonstein Sunday) (Shelli Sonstein)
Public Affairs-Crisis Coverage [Radio-Local]

Holly Quan
KCBS RADIO (Audacy-San Francisco)
Outstanding News Anchor [ Radio-Local]

Jamie Morris (Jamie & You)
Connoisseur Media LLC
Host-Morning Drive-Medium Market [Radio-Local]

Jillene Khan (Jillene Khan on Magic 98)
Mid-West Family Broadcasting
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Small Market [Radio-Local]

Juliet Huddy (Curtis & Juliet)
WABC Radio
Frontline-Reporter/Correspondent [Radio Local]

Kelly Ford (Kelly Ford in the Morning)
Host Morning Drive-Major Market [Radio-Local]

Lori Voornas (Lori Voornas-WJBQ-Portland)
Townsquare Media
Host-Morning Drive-Small Market [Radio-Local]

Maggie Gray (The Moose and Maggie Show)
Audacy New York
Co-host (Talk/Personality) Large/Major [Radio-Local]

Marci Wiser (95.5 KLOS/Los Angeles/Rock Format)
Meruelo Media
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Major Market [Radio-Local]

Megan Lynch (The COVID Recession-Worse for Women)
Hard News Feature [Radio-Local]

myTalk's Project Down & Dirty Classic Radio Drama
KTMY-FM (United States of America)
Public Service Announcement [Radio-Local]

Sue Purnell "Big Sue" (WHRK-FM)
iHeartMedia Memphis
Host Non-Morning Drive (Music DJ/Personality) Medium Market [Radio-Local]

Susy Solis (KRLD Difference Makers)
Soft News Feature [Radio-Local]

The Gabe And Nina Morning Show (Nina Hajian)
Audacy Chicago
Crisis Coverage [Radio-Local]

VOICES with Pebbles (Pebbles)
Beasley Media Group
Public Affairs [Radio-Local]


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