Gracie Allen Awards: The Winners

By Alissa Krinsky 

First came yesterday’s announcement of national Gracie Award winners. Today, the American Women in Radio and Television unveiled the “local market, public and student” Gracie winners. Time, then, for a round-up of who won what:

• CBS News got six awards. Honored were 60 Minutes, the CBS Evening News, and The Early Show. An Individual Achievement nod for Outstanding Reporter/Correspondent went to Nancy Giles of CBS News Sunday Morning.

• CNBC earned two Gracies, for The Suze Orman Show and for the documentary Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream.

• CNN won three awards, including nods to CNN Heroes and CNN Presents. Where’s Molly? was cited as Outstanding Feature-Soft News.

• CNN HN’s Showbiz Tonight was singled out for Outstanding Magazine Show.

• NBC News netted three nods, for Hoda Kotb (Outstanding Host-News Program), NBC Nightly News (Outstanding Feature-Hard News), and Mary Laurence Flynn (Outstanding Producer-News Series or Special).

• Former MSNBCer Ashleigh Banfield was named Outstanding Anchor-News or News Magazine for her work on Court TV (now truTV).

Breaking the Curse with Daryn Kagan, a film that aired on PBS stations nationwide, earned a “public” Gracie. Curse was directed by former CNN producer Brian Kosisky and narrated by former CNN anchor Kagan.

• Earlier: TVNewser highlights wins by CBS and NBC/CNBC.