TEGNA Stations Win Four Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Awards
TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 13, 2022--
“We are very proud of our exceptional journalists who are producing and sharing impactful stories in their local communities,” said
CBSaffiliate in Houston, is the winner of the Documentary (TV-Local) award for “Juneteenth: 1865-2021.” From an all-female producing team that includes anchor and producer Mia Gradney, executive producer Jennifer Moore, researcher and producer Nicole Jones, artistic director Robyn Hughesand news director Elizabeth Roldan, the documentary features female scholars and community advocates explaining the history and significance of Juneteenth and its lasting impact in the quest for equality for all.
WKYC Studios, TEGNA’s NBCaffiliate in Cleveland, is the winner of the Hard News Feature (TV-Local) award for “The Power of Healing: Address the Mess,” which features the unique relationship between two ministry leaders with the same single mission dedicated to racial reconciliation. WKYC’s Danielle Wigginsand Susan Mosescollaborated on this story as part of the station’s “The Power of Healing” series, which addressed the deep divides and pain in our society and encouraged healing in the Clevelandcommunity.
WKYC Studios’ executive producer
Susan Mosesis also the winner of the Sports Feature (TV-Local) award for “The Year of the Tiger Ladies,” which features the inspiring story of the Warrensville Heights’ girls’ basketball team and their remarkable head coach. After three winless seasons, Coach Ourtney Bryant and his positive outlook led the team to unprecedented success, even while facing personal challenges, including a devastating shooting that left Coach Bryanton an unexpected road to recovery.
KSDK/5 On Your Side, TEGNA’s
NBCaffiliate in St. Louis, is the winner of the News Program (TV-Local) award for its one-hour special report “Race. Listen. Learn. Live.” about the experiences of some of St. Louis’ most accomplished Black women. Among the guests sharing their personal memories and perspectives on race were an Olympic champion, a world-class singer, a surgeon, a mayor, and a sports executive. Topics included raising Black children, education, COVID-19, politics, and guests’ experiences with racism.
Morning anchor and host of TEGNA’s
CBSaffiliate WUSA’s “Get Up DC,” Annie Yuis the recipient of an Honorable Mention in the On-Air Talent category. Yu, a D.C.-native, joined the station in 2018 and covers stories that matter in D.C., Virginiaand Maryland, including how the Asian American community is advocating for change in response to Anti-Asian hate.
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