Friday, September 7, 2012

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Expands 2013 Gracie Awards 
to Two Coasts

Prestigious Gracies to be Awarded in Los Angeles and New York
The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM) Foundation is pleased to announce that for the first time, the Gracie Awards will take place in both California and New York in 2013. 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 Gracies Gala, which honors national winners, will return to the Beverly Hilton Hotel on May 21, 2013. The recipients of the Gracie Awards for excellence in local, online, public and student markets will be honored on June 26, 2013, at the Hilton New York.

“We are thrilled that The Gracies has become such an important industry event that this year we will celebrate the best media for, by and about women on both coasts,” said AWMF President, Erin M. Fuller.  “We are excited to return to Los Angeles, and by expanding our signature event to New York City, which served as The Gracies’ home for many years, we will better celebrate our award recipients.”

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

Previous winners at The Gracies include: Christiane Amanpour, Dr. Maya Angelou, Katie Couric, Giada de Laurentiis, Linda Ellerbee, Tina Fey, Savannah Guthrie, Chelsea Handler, Angie Harmon, Florence Henderson, Gayle King, Susan Lucci, Andrea Mitchell, Soledad O’Brien, Suze Orman, Amy Poehler, Rachael Ray, Susan Stamberg, Hannah Storm, Wanda Sykes, Barbara Walters, to name only a few.

For more information about the Gracies, visit www.thegracies.org.
  
About the Alliance for Women in Media (AWM)The Alliance for Women in Media leverages the promise, passion and power of women in all forms of media. Formerly known as American Women in Radio & Television, AWM is the longest-established professional association dedicated to advancing women in media and entertainment, and celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2011. The Alliance for Women in Media carries forth its mission by educating, advocating and acting as a resource to its members and the industry at large via inspired thought leadership that illuminates areas of societal need.
About the Alliance for Women in Media FoundationThe 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.
*Courtesy of Edna Sims of ESSPR*

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