TEGNA Stations Receive Three 2023 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation Gracie Awards
TYSONS, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 30, 2023--
“We are very proud of our exceptional journalists who produce and share stories that fundamentally impact lives and advance the truth in the communities we serve,” said
WKYC Studios’ journalist and weekday morning anchor
Danielle Wigginsreceived the On-Air Talent (TV-Local) award. Wiggins found herself part of the story in 2022 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. She faced her health journey with grace, strength, and the will to make a difference. WKYC’s “Do It for Danielle” campaign helped shine a light on health disparities and lack of access to screenings for women with breast cancer and raised funds for cancer research and a local cancer wellness center. WKYC is TEGNA’s NBCaffiliate in Cleveland.
WKYC Studios’ “Sunday GO!” received an award for
News Magazine(TV-Local). Anchored by an all-female team of journalists, including Isabel Lawrence, Brianna Dahlquist, meteorologist Payton Domschke, supervising producer Jessica Miller, producer Rachel Gross, and a countless team of talented photographers and editors, “Sunday GO!” is a special weekly newsmagazine that features long-form storytelling across platforms.
NBCaffiliate in Atlanta, received a Documentary (TV-Local) award for “A Different Cry,” a three-part investigation into the rising suicide rates among Black youth in America. The series, led by WXIA’s award-winning Atticus investigative unit, is told through the eyes of two families who lost their sons to suicide and shows how school systems are ill-equipped to handle bullying complaints. “A Different Cry” also sheds light on how poor records and data are obscuring the true nature of this crisis in America.
WKYC Studiosreceived an Honorable Mention in the Investigative Feature (TV-Local) category for “ Cedar Point: Shattered Summer Dreams,” an investigative series in partnership with TEGNAstations WTOL in Toledoand WBNS in Columbusthat looked at sexual assault reports filed by women working at the park.
WXIA investigative reporter
Kristin Crowleyreceived an Honorable Mention in the Hard News Feature (TV-Local) category for “Frankensteined Guardrails: The Monster on Georgia Roads,” which led to guardrails across the state being inspected by authorities following the station’s reporting.
- WXIA producer Ciara Bri’d Frisbie received an Honorable Mention in the Producer-Scripted/Edited/Live (TV Local) category.
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