The Alliance for Women in Media (formerly American Women in Radio and Television) has announced its 2011 Gracie Allen Award winners for “programming created for women, by women, and about women.” Awards will be presented in Los Angeles in May.
Among the national TV news winners, NBC/MSNBC led the pack with four nods. Here’s a breakdown:
- At NBC News, Meredith Vieira was named Outstanding Anchor-News, and Anne Thompson, Outstanding Reporter. Awards also went to the “Today” show for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage (Reporting from Haiti) and to MSNBC for Outstanding Hard News Feature (The Assassination of Dr. Tiller).
- CNN/HLN netted three nods: CNN for Outstanding Investigative Program or Feature (Sold on Craigslist) and Outstanding Special or Variety (CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute), and HLN for Outstanding Series (Breakthrough Women).
- CBS News received two Gracies. Katie Couric won Outstanding Host-News/Non-fiction, and “60 Minutes” was cited as Outstanding Interview Program (Interview with Kathryn Bigelow).
- Also of note: former GMAer Joan Lunden was honored for Outstanding Talk Show-Entertainment/Information for her “Taking Care with Joan Lunden” program on Retirement Living TV, and former CBSer Hannah Storm earned a nod for Outstanding Producer-News/Non-fiction for her work on ESPN.
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