AWRT Achievement Award Winner announced


American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT) named the recipient of the 2009 AWRT Achievement Award: Chickie Bucco, President Katz Direct Marketing. The Achievement Award, which is bestowed annually, honors an AWRT member who has helped strengthen the role of AWRT within the industry and contributed to the betterment of the electronic media industry. The 2009 Achievement Award will be presented at AWRT’s Annual Women’s Media Forum to be held in DC  March 5-6, 2010.

Bucco has been a long-standing member and supporter of AWRT at both a national and local level.  She is an active member of the AWRT New York City Chapter and past Chapter President.  During her involvement with AWRT, she has been one its greatest advocates and mentored and inspired countless women.

Bucco has served in many official roles for AWRT, including as Chair of the national board of directors for AWRT and the Foundation of AWRT and Chair of the Gracies Gala Planning Committee.  Under her leadership, AWRT achieved many successes, including the development of a mentor program, growth in revenue opportunities and the launch of AWRT’s Making Waves magazine. 

“To say Chickie Bucco is an asset to AWRT and women in the industry is an understatement,” said AWRT National Chair Valerie Blackburn, Market Controller CBS Radio. “She has brought spirit and support to AWRT through multiple phases of the organization.  I am delighted to honor her with this award.”

Bucco was nominated for the 2009 Achievement Award by her long-time friend and colleague Bonnie Press, Katz Media Group EVP.

“I am honored to receive this award,” said Chickie Bucco, President, Katz Direct Marketing. “It’s a privilege to be part of this organization that is truly so valuable to young women in our industry. I look forward to continuing to expand AWRT’s presence and impact.”