In May, CBS News, SHOWTIME and CBS Television Studios were honored at the Alliance for Women in Media 44th annual Gracie Awards Gala in Los Angeles. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation serves on the Executive National Board of the Alliance for Women in Media and is the board’s Treasurer Elect.
Among the CBS honorees were: CBS News “On The Road: Washington’s First Registered Lobbyists with Down Syndrome” for CBS Evening News and for 48 Hours, the investigative feature entitled “Live to Tell: Trafficked.” For CBS Television Studios, Rachel Bloom, received an award for her lead role in “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” and “The Good Fight” received the Ensemble Cast Grand Award. Lori McCreary and Barbara Hall were also recognized with a Producer award for “Madam Secretary.” SHOWTIME, was honored with 4 Gracies with two for “Escape of Dannemora,” including Patricia Arquette as lead actress. Maura Tuerney was also recognized for her Supporting Role in “The Affair” and Nancy M. Pimental took home the Writer award for “Shameless.”
At the Gracies annual luncheon celebration in NYC in June, Erin Moriarty of CBS News’ 48-Hours, was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Moriarty has covered some of the biggest crime and justice stories of our time and her reporting has been credited with overturning convictions. Susan Zirinsky, President of CBS News presented the prestigious award.