Here’s The Winners’ List For ’18 Radio Gracies


LOS ANGELES — Shirley. Whitney. April. Hoda.

They’re just a handful of the honorees set to be honored at the 43rd annual Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF).

The awards will be handed out at a gala event set for May 22 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, where national radio talent will be recognized.

Later, on June 27 at Cipriani on 42nd in New York, local and student winners will be acknowledged at the Gracie Awards Luncheon.

The celebrations will recognize such honorees as Shirley Strawberry of the Premiere Networks-syndicated Steve Harvey ShowJayde Donovan of Todd and Jayde in the Morning on Cumulus Media’s WPLJ-FM 95.5 in New York; Nina Hajian of the now-concluded Shoboy In The Morning from former CHR/Pop WBMP-FM 92.3 in New York; Cooper Lawrence of The Cooper Lawrence Show in morning drive on Cox Media Group CHR/Pop WBLI-FM 106.1 in Nassau-Suffolk; Westwood One/Oh I Gotta syndicated personality Whitney AllenApril Ryan of American Urban Radio Networks-syndicated On the Record; and Hoda Kotb of The Hoda Show on SiriusXM Satellite Radio.

“In an historic and momentous year for women, on and off the camera and in front of and behind the microphone, the Gracie Awards arrive at an important time to celebrate the storytellers who are changing the narrative and pushing boundaries in the quest toward diversity and equality,” said AWMF Chair Christine Travaglini, who recently ascended to the role of President of Katz Radio Group. “And as we enter our 43rd year, we at AWM, through the Gracies, are incredibly proud help usher in a new era by honoring and celebrating outstanding talent and content for, by and about women.”




Here are all of the Radio honorees. The full list of honorees can be accessed at


Hoda Kotb (The Hoda Show)




Jill on Money

Talk Show

CBS News Radio


Liana Huth (I’m Listening)


Entercom Communications Corp.


On the Record

Interview Feature

American Urban Radio Network


Shirley Strawberry (The Steve Harvey Morning Show)


Premiere Networks


The Big Time with Whitney Allen

Crisis Coverage

Westwood One /Oh I Gotta


The Last Mile


SiriusXM Radio


The Reckoning Part 1

News Feature

SiriusXM Radio


Ancient Voices

Portrait/Biography – Non Commercial Local

KMFA 89.5 FM Austin, Texas


A Miscarriage in ICE Detention

News Feature – Non Commercial Local

KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio


Be Their Hope

Public Service Announcement

Beasley Media Group


Child Care Crisis

Hard News Feature

WTOP Radio


Jayde Donovan (Todd and Jayde in the Morning)

Co-Host – Local



Keep Calm

Special – Non Commercial Local

CBC Vancouver


Kelly Prime (More Perfect: Enemy of Mankind)

Producer – Non Commercial Local

WNYC Studios


Manoush Zomorodi (Note to Self)

Host/Anchor – Non Commercial Local

New York Public Radio


Mina SayWhat

Feature – Local



Natalie Vacca (Len Berman and Michael Riedel in the Morning)

Producer – Local
iHeartMedia (WOR NY)


Nina Hajian (Shoboy In The Morning)

Host – Morning Drive – Local

CBS Radio New York


Rita Cosby Exclusive with Hillary Clinton

Talk Interview Feature – Local

WABC Radio/ Cumulus Network



Shelley Rome (Shelley Rome Show)

Host – Non-Morning Drive – Local



Slay the Gander

Documentary – Non Commercial Local

CBC Radio


The Cooper Lawrence Show

Interview Feature – Local

Cox Media Group


The Joan Hamburg Show

Talk Show – Local

Cumulus Media


TJ Taormina/The TJ Show

Soft News Feature – Local

Entercom Boston


Think Out Loud

Talk Show – Non-Commercial Local



Violinista Alasha Al-Qudwah: ‘You Don’t Need Anything But Your Heart to Play This Music’

Interview Feature- Non Commercial Local

West Virginia Public Broadcasting


Voices with Pebbles

Public Affairs – Local

Beasley Media Group


WMAL- Mornings on The Mall w/Mary & Vince

Crisis Coverage – Local


Her Own Devices

Investigative Feature – Non Commercial

Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX in partnership with The Investigative Fund


Mary Louise Kelly (All Things Considered)

Reporter/Correspondent/Host – Non Commercial

NPR News


#MeToo: Conversations About Sexual Harassment (NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday)

Series – Non Commercial

National Public Radio


NPR’s National Desk Crisis Reporting

Crisis Coverage – Non Commercial

National Public Radio


That’s When My Childhood Ended

News Feature – Non Commercial

Youth Radio

The More Things Change: How a Husband and Wife Came to Love Each Other More as Wife and Wife.




Three Generations Reflect on Hollywood, Harassment and Hitchcock

Interview Feature – Non Commercial

National Public Radio


White Coat, Black Art

Public Affairs – Non Commercial







A League of Our Own

Talk Show – Student

Radio Hofstra University – WRHU FM /


Combating Mental Health Issues in Public Schools

News Feature – Student

WFUV / Fordham University







Empowering Women To Enter Careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math)

Public Affairs – Student

Radio Hofstra University – WRHU FM /


I Am that Girl Alexis Jones Interview

Interview Feature – Student

Radio Hofstra University – WRHU FM /


Maria Santana (A League of Our Own, Hofstra Morning Wake up Call & Newsline)

Producer – Student

Radio Hofstra University – WRHU FM /



The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Awards honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women.

Sponsors of The Gracies include Ford Motor Company, Crown Media Group, CBS Corporation, Discovery, Inc., FOX Sports, CNN, NCTA – The Internet and Television Association, Premiere Networks, SiriusXM, Katz Media Group, Beasley Media Group and Entercom.