OPB staff have been honored with three Gracie Awards from the The Alliance for Women in Media. The Awards recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment.
Celebrating its 41st anniversary, the Gracie Awards acknowledge the individuals who have made inspirational contributions to the industry and continue the discussion of what having a fulfilling career in media looks like.
OPB’s 2016 Gracie Awards recipients include:
- Oregon Field Guide - Jule Gilfillan, Producer/Writer
- OPB News - Amanda Peacher, Reporter; Eve Epstein, Editor
- Category: Investigative Program or Feature [Radio - Public] for “Workers Alerted Company To Problems With Prineville Mill Roof Before Collapse”
- State of Wonder - April Baer, Host; Aaron Scott, Producer
- Category: Soft News Feature [Radio - Public] for “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl”
The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television, the women’s division of the National Association of Broadcasters. In 1975 it began an annual award program recognizing the people in the media that represents the changing roles, issues, and concerns of women.
In 1997 those awards became The Gracies, named after Gracie Allen, a media pioneer who embodied the character of the awards.
All local Gracie award winners will be honored at the Gracies Awards Luncheon on June 21 at Cipriani in New York, New York.