AURN's Tanya Hart to receive Diversity Award


The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors will present the award to the host of “Hollywood Live With Tanya Hart” on American Urban Radio Networks (along with her husband Philip Hart), at the Producers, Writers, & Directors’ 29th Annual Awards Show on Sunday, 12/4 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. 

The Caucus Diversity Award has been presented in the past to Edward James Olmos, Tracey Edmonds, and Byron Allen, among others. The award recognizes those individuals who have consistently provided content for television and new media that represents a diverse audience and perspective.

Tanya is an award-winning television, radio, film, and new media producer and host. She has won Peabody Awards, Ohio State Awards, Emmy Awards, and International TV and Film Awards, for her television programs and documentary films. Tanya was recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of Michigan State University’s College of Communication Arts and Sciences where she earned her B.A. degree in television and radio. Tanya earned her graduate degree at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she studied under the creators of “Sesame Street.” She has also produced award-winning children’s television programs for both PBS and Westinghouse Broadcasting.

Philip Hart is an award-winning author, educator, filmmaker and businessman. He was recognized as ‘Diversity Executive of the Year’ for 2010 by Commercial Property Executive and serves on the Board of Directors of the Real Estate Associate Program, the most successful diversity program in the commercial real estate industry. Philip has published widely ranging from “Cities, Suburbs and Blacks” (with James E. Blackwell) in 1982 to his 2007 book “African Americans and the Future of New Orleans.” Over the years Tanya and Philip Hart have jointly produced television documentaries, syndicated radio programs, syndicated radio specials, syndicated television programs, and recorded music.

Hollywood Live with Tanya Hart can be heard Monday-Friday on American Urban Radio Networks.