First came yesterday’s announcement of national Gracie Award winners. Today, the American Women in Radio and Television unveiled the “local market, public and student” Gracie winners. Time, then, for a round-up of who won what:
• CBS News got six awards. Honored were 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, and The Early Show. An Individual Achievement nod for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent went to Nancy Giles of CBS News Sunday Morning.
• CNBC earned two Gracies, for The Suze Orman Show and for the documentary Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.
• CNN won three awards, including nods to CNN Heroes and CNN Presents. Where’s Molly? was cited as Outstanding Feature-Soft News.
• CNN HN’s Showbiz Tonight was singled out for Outstanding Magazine Show.
• NBC News netted three nods, for Hoda Kotb (Outstanding Host-News Program), NBC Nightly News (Outstanding Feature-Hard News), and Mary Laurence Flynn (Outstanding Producer-News Series or Special).
• Former MSNBCer Ashleigh Banfield was named Outstanding Anchor-News or News Magazine for her work on Court TV (now truTV).
• Breaking the Curse with Daryn Kagan, a film that aired on PBS stations nationwide, earned a “public” Gracie. Curse was directed by former CNN producer Brian Kosisky and narrated by former CNN anchor Kagan.