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NPR and Member stations win 2023 Gracie Awards

The Gracie Awards
Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
The Gracie Awards

The Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, has honored the achievements of women working in media for more than four decades. Named after the late actress and radio host Gracie Allen, these awards recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women. Today, NPR is proud to announce that NPR Reporting has won seven awards:

In the Radio ‐ Nationally Syndicated Non‐Commercial category:

  • Leila Fadel won the Host award for her work as Morning Edition host. These episodes were edited by Arezou Rezvani and Phil Harrell and produced by Lilly Quiroz, Taylor Haney and Danny Hajek. 
  • Lilly Quiroz won the Producer award for the Morning Edition story "Singer and songwriter iLe's third album, 'Nacarile,' finds a world deeply in flux." The piece was edited by Phil Harrell.
  • Elissa Nadworny and Lauren Migaki won the Series award for their story "Getting a bachelor's degree in prison is rare. That's about to change." The series was edited by Steve Drummond.
  • Tovia Smith won the News Feature award for "Grief and Grit: 10 years after Sandy Hook, one woman continues to wrestle with her double loss." The piece was edited by Catherine Laidlaw and mixed by Walter Ray Watson and Liz Baker.
  • Debbie Elliott and NPR's National Desk won the Crisis Coverage/Breaking News award for coverage of Hurricane Ian and the Jackson Water Crisis. This work was produced by Liz Baker and Walter Ray Watson and edited by Russell Lewis.  
  • Elissa Nadworny won the Interview Feature award for a story "They've spent a lifetime in Kyiv. Not everyone can flee Russia's war in Ukraine." The story was edited by Arezou Rezvani and mixed by Taylor Haney.
  • In the Digital Media Student Winners category:

  • Life Kit won the Original Online Programming award for "How to transition to natural hair ‐‐ and learn to love it" by Vanessa Handy. The audio portion was produced by 2021-2022 Kroc Fellow Michelle Aslam and edited by Meghan Keane with engineering support from Maggie Luthar. The digital story was edited by Malaka Gharib.
  • Congratulations to all the winners, including the many more winners across the NPR Network!

    Member Station Wins:

    An 'invisible epidemic': Survivors of domestic violence on living with traumatic brain injury (On Point)

    WBUR Investigative Feature

    [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

    Behind the decades-long fight to close the 'boyfriend loophole' (On Point)

    WBUR Public Affairs

    [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

    Staying Alive: the History and Hope of "Black Horror" (On the Media)

    New York Public Radio

    Libby Denkmann (Revisiting Oso, 8 years later.)

    KUOW Host/Anchor

    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    Rebecca Smith (Missouri Health Talks)

    KBIA Producer

    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    Stressed out, busy moms say microdosing mushrooms makes life easier and brighter

    (Allison Sherry) Colorado Public Radio Micro Dosing Interview Feature [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    MPR News with Angela Davis, Your Vote: Abortion is top of mind for many voters

    Minnesota Public Radio NewsTalk Show

    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local] Special [Radio – Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

    Radio Rookies: Half of My Parents, All of Me (The United States of Anxiety)

    WNYC Documentary

    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    This health clinic fills a gap in care for pregnant people in Wards 7 and 8


    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    Trafficking, Inc.

    GBH NewsSeries

    [Radio Non – Commercial Local]

    Uvalde students return to school for the first time since May's deadly shooting (Camille Phillips)

    Texas Public Radio (TPR) News Feature

    [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

    Meghan Offtermatt (No More 24 Part 1 & 2)


    Reporter/Correspondent [Radio ‐ Non‐ Commercial Local]

    Her Music/Her Story

    90.5 WUOL/Louisville Public Media Special

    [Radio ‐ Non‐Commercial Local]

    Combating the mistreatment of Black women in healthcare

    (WUNC Youth Reporting Institute) WUNC ‐ North Carolina Public Radio Public Affairs [Radio ‐ Student]

    'Access equals equity': Anti‐censorship advocates fear new book ban's impact

    The University of Missouri News Feature

    [Radio ‐ Student] (KBIA)

    Maya Sargent (Urban Tales)

    WFUV / Fordham University Interview Feature

    [Radio ‐ Student]

    One Year Later: A reporter reflects on the Atlanta spa shootings and anti‐Asian violence

    The University of Missouri Podcast

    [DM ‐ Student]

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