Aisha Tyler to Host Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Star-Studded Gracie Awards
Excitement mounts as a growing list of celebrities confirm their attendance at The 39th Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May 20, 2014 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hosted by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), 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 awards program also encourages the realistic and multi-faceted portrayal of women in entertainment, news, features and other programs.
"The Gracie statues have been engraved, and we are looking forward to celebrating this year's amazing Gracie winners at our signature event," said AWMF Chair Kay Olin. "The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation is thrilled to recognize outstanding programming created by, for, and about women at the Gracie Awards."
The Gracies will be hosted by Aisha Tyler, of CBS' The Talk and CW's Who's Line Is It Anyway, and Grammy winning singer, songwriter and record producer Deniece Williams will perform live. Confirmed presenters and acceptors attending the Gracies include: Premiere Networks The Bobby Bones Show Personality Amy and Bobby Bones; Radio Personality Moll Anderson; Yahoo TV's Nikki Boyer; Host and Actress Brooke Burke-Charvet; NBC Parenthood's Erika Christensen and Sam Jaeger; SiriusXM Radio Host Julia Cunningham; CNN's Health, Medical and Wellness unit Senior Medical Correspondent Elizabeth Cohen; CNBC Correspondent Sharon Epperson; Entertainment and News Journalist Ashlan Gorse Cousteau; CW The Vampire Diaries' Kat Graham; ABC Family Pretty Little Liars' Lucy Hale; Disney Channel's Dog with a Blog's G Hannelius; TNT's Rizzoli & Isles' Angie Harmon; TV and Movie Actress Angela Kinsey; Movie Star and Hallmark CHANNEL Cedar Cove's Andie MacDowell; CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux; HLN Morning Express with Robin Meade Host Robin Meade; NBC Sports' Al Michaels and Michele Tafoya; E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles; NBC Parks & Recreation's Retta; OWN's Wanda Sykes and Iyanla Vanzant; ABC Scandal's Bellamy Young...and hundreds more.
The Gracies are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Alliance for Women in Media that supports educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Gracie Awards, established in 1975, honors programming and individuals of the highest caliber in all facets of radio, television, cable and web-based media, including news, drama, comedy, commercials, public service, documentary and sports.
For more information about the 2014 Gracies, please visit http://www.thegracies.org. For the most up-to-date, insider information, follow the Gracie Awards on Twitter @thegracies.
The event is made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors: Hair Care Sponsor: Sexy Hair and Automobile Sponsor: Ford | Lincoln. Valet Underwriter: CBS. President's Circle Sponsors: CNN, Cox Media Group, Crown Media Family Networks, NBC Entertainment & Universal Television, and NBC Sports Group. Producer Sponsors: A+E Networks/Lifetime, Disney | ABC Television Group, HBO, Katz Media Group, National Association of Broadcasters, National Cable & Telecommunications Association, NBC Universal News, and The Wall Street Journal. Sponsored tables are available by contacting the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation at 703-506-3290.
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