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NPR and Member stations win 2022 Gracie Awards

Congratulations to NPR and Member stations!
Sommer Hill
Congratulations to NPR and Member stations!

The Annual Gracie Awards, presented by The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, has honored the achievements of women working in media for more than four decades. Named after the late actress and radio host Gracie Allen, these awards recognize exemplary programming created by, for, and about women. Today, NPR is proud to announce that NPR Reporting has won four awards:

Throughline host Rund Abdelfatah won a Gracie in the Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category. Ramtin Arablouei, Julie Caine, Laine Kaplan-Levenson, Lawrence Wu, Victor Yvellez are other members on this team.

NPR: Teaching in the Pandemic won a Gracie in the category: Blog [DM - National] with LA Johnson, Steve Drummond, Eda Uzunlar and Jenny Ziomek.

In the Series [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] category, Emily Feng, Amy Cheng, Nishant Dahiya and Didi Schanche won for the series "Women in China" which aired on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.

NPR coverage of India's farmer protests won a Gracie in the category: Crisis Coverage/Breaking News [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial] including Lauren Frayer, Sushmita Pathak, Nishant Dahiya, Hannah Bloch and Marc Silver.

Gracie Award Honorable Mention:

Tulsa, 100 Years Later which aired on Code Switch received an honorable mention from the 2022 Gracie Awards. This team includes Karen Grigsbsy Bates, Alyssa Jeong Perry, Leah Donnella, Shereen Marisol Meraji, Steve Drummond and Jess King.

Member Station Wins:

Janet Saidi (The Check-In)


Host/Anchor [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

Rachel Schnelle (Lavender a Tough Crop for 'Muggy' Missouri, But This Couple is Giving it a Go.)


News Feature [Radio - Student]

Angelique Perrin (Press Play with Madeleine Brand)


Producer [Radio - Non-Commercial Local]

A Look Back At 1992 LA And America Since Rodney King (On Point)


Documentary [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Honorable Mentions:

In Their Footsteps


Special [Radio – Non-Commercial Local]

Meghna Chakrabarti (On Point)


Reporter / Correspondent / Host [Radio - Nationally Syndicated Non-Commercial]

Fordham Conversations ‐ Attacks on Asian Americans and The Search for Solidarity

WFUV‐FM Public Affairs

[Radio ‐ Nationally Syndicated Non‐Commercial]

Melissa Harris‐Perry (The Takeaway)

NYPR / WNYC Studios

Interview Feature [Radio ‐ Nationally Syndicated Non‐Commercial]

A Love Supreme

WUNC ‐ North Carolina Public Radio

Special [Radio ‐ Non‐Commercial Local]

Allison Sherry ('I'll Fight For The Rest Of My Life': Elijah McClain's Mother Reflects On Two Years Since His Death)

Colorado Public Radio

I Regret Becoming a Parent (Audacious)

Connecticut Public

Talk Show [Radio ‐ Non‐Commercial Local]

Many Troops Are Leaving The Military Prematurely Due To Sexual Harassment, Assault

Texas Public Radio

Hard News Feature‐ Non‐Commercial [Radio ‐ Local]

Rural Healthcare: The Other Texas Drought

Texas Tech Public Media, The Texas Newsroom, Texas Public Radio, PBS Frontline, American Public Media Research

Lab Documentary [Radio ‐ Non‐Commercial Local]

Saraya Wintersmith (Like Other Arab Americans in Politics, Boston's Essaibi George Faces Questions About Her Identity)

GBH News

Portrait/Biography [Radio ‐ Non‐Commercial Local]

This is the 47th Annual Gracie Awards, and the fifteenth year in a row NPR women have been recognized for their work. Congratulations to NPR and public media winners on this accomplishment, as well as the producers, editors, and many others who made these award-winning pieces possible. You can find the full list of winners on the Gracies Awards website.

Copyright 2022 NPR. To see more, visit https://www.npr.org.

Sommer Hill
Sommer Hill (she/her) is a social media associate for NPR Extra. She started with NPR in May 2021. Her primary responsibilities include managing the social media accounts for NPR Extra as well as creating blog posts for NPR.org. In her time at NPR, Hill has worked on many projects including the Tiny Desk Contest, the How I Built This Summit, creating a resource page for Juneteenth material, participating in the 'What Juneteenth Means To Me' video and contributing to WOC/POC meetings.
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