The Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, has honored the achievements of women working in media since 1975. Named after actress and radio host Gracie Allen, the awards recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women. Today, NPR is proud to announce that NPR Reporting has won three awards:
- In the Podcast Co-host category: An experimental Invisibilia episode hosted by Hanna Rosin, 'The End of Empathy,' about the history of empathy in American culture.
- In the News Feature [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category: Sarah McCammon's report, 'With Abortion Restrictions On The Rise, Some Women Induce Their Own,' from All Things Considered.
- In the Interview Feature [Radio-Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category: Elissa Nadworny and Clare Lombardo's story on the middle school winners from NPR's first Student Podcast Challenge, 'Periods! Why These 8th-Graders Aren't Afraid To Talk About Them,' heard on Morning Edition.
NPR also received two honorable mentions:
- In the News Feature [Radio Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category: Elissa Nadworny's piece 'Do They Kick Out Pregnant People?' Navigating College With Kids.'
- In the Series [Radio Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category: Audie Cornish's series, 'She's Funny.'
Several NPR Member Stations were also awarded Gracies:
- Connecticut Public Radio won in the Talk Show [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] for 'In Memoir, Mother And Trans Son 'Pick Up The Pieces' Of Relationship.'
- Colorado Public Radio won in the News Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] category for Jenny Brundin's 'Teens Under Stress.'
- Texas Public Radio won in the Portrait/Biography [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] category for Lauren Terrazas' 'Miss Emma Saved Her Brewery And Left A Legacy For All Of San Antonio.'
- Chicago Public Media won in the Producer [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] category for Linda Paul's 'Want To Combat Climate Change? Get Out and Plant A Tree.'
- KUOW won the Reporter/Correspondent [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] category for 'Parenting Mental Health' reporting.
- WNYC's Yasmeen Khan won in the 'Series [Radio Non – Commercial Local]' category for WNYC News.
- KUNR's Karina Gonzalez won in the Interview Feature [Student Honoree] category.
- KUOW's Marian Mohamed won in the News Feature [Student Honoree] category.
This is the 45th Annual Gracie Awards, and the thirteenth year in a row that NPR women have been recognized for their work. Congratulations to our NPR and public media winners on this accomplishment, as well as the producers, editors, and many others who made these award-winning pieces possible. You can find the full list of winners on the Gracies Awards website.