The Gracie Awards, named in honor of the iconic comedian Gracie Allen, stand as a beacon of recognition for women in the media industry. Since their inception, these awards have celebrated the pivotal role that women play in shaping and influencing the media landscape. Presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF), the Gracie Awards spotlight outstanding programming created by, for, and about women across all media platforms, including television, radio, and digital media.

Beyond merely acknowledging the achievements of women with high visibility in the industry, the Gracie Awards also honor the unsung heroines of media—those whose contributions are equally impactful but might not always make headlines. This comprehensive approach ensures that women at every level and in every corner of the media world receive the recognition they deserve for their excellence.

Michelle Heart
Michelle Heart

One such commendable honoree in 2024 is Michelle Heart, who took home the award for Host Morning Drive, Small Market, for her show "Michelle in the Morning" on Townsquare Media's Lite FM in Boise. This accolade is a testament to Michelle's dedication to creating engaging and meaningful content that resonates with her audience. Her ability to connect with listeners and bring a sense of community and warmth to the airwaves sets her apart in the competitive landscape of morning radio. Michelle's recognition at the Gracie Awards underscores the significant impact that local media personalities can have in their communities, providing a vital link between national issues and local interests.

By honoring individuals like Michelle Heart, the Gracie Awards emphasize the critical role of women in media and entertainment, fostering an environment where their contributions are celebrated and encouraged. As we look forward to future editions of the Gracies, it's clear that these awards will continue to serve as a catalyst for change and progress within the industry, inspiring a new generation of women to pursue excellence in media.

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Gallery Credit: Michelle Heart

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