The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) is pleased to announce that Robin Meade, TV host, NY Times best-selling author, singer-songwriter and longtime anchor of HLN's "Morning Express with Robin Meade" will serve as the host of the 41st Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon. This annual event, which honors the accomplishments of women in media and entertainment at the local, public and student levels, will take place on June 21, 2016 at Cipriani on 42nd in New York City.
"The Gracies Luncheon is a special event that truly captures the comradery and heart of women in media," said Kristen Welch, AWMF Chair and SVP, Global Content Operations at Discovery Communications. "Robin's commitment to authenticity and originality in her personal and professional life mirrors the work we celebrate at The Gracies. She is a perfect fit as a Gracies Luncheon host and, with Ruth B as entertainment, this will be another incredible celebration of Gracie award winners."
I have a special place in my heart for the Alliance and the way its work has helped cultivate so many women's careers in media. As someone who got her start in journalism in local television news, I'm grateful to help shine a spotlight on our local news pro's and talented students.
I won a Gracie and it is one of my most meaningful accomplishments.
Other winners include:
Glenn Close, Claire Danes, Delilah, Selena Gomez, Mariska Hargitay, Angie Harmon, Anjelica Huston, Mindy Kaling, Gayle King, Lisa Kudrow, Giada de Laurentiis, Soledad O’Brien, Amy Poehler, Giuliana & Bill Rancic, Robin Roberts, The Satellite Sisters, Martha Stewart, Wanda Sykes, Marisa Tomei, Barbara Walters and Betty White