CBS was prominent and well recognized among the honorees of the Alliance for Women in Media 43rd annual Gracie Awards Gala, which recognizes exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment on a national level. Josie Thomas, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer, CBS Corporation serves on the National Board of the Alliance for Women in Media.
Among the CBS honorees were: CBS Sunday Morning’s profile of Billie Jean King reported by Lee Cowan which was named a Grand Award winner in the Soft News Feature National TV category. 60 MINUTES was honored with two Gracies; Dr. Jonathan LaPook’s report “USA Gymnastics” earned the Gracie Award for News Feature Series in the National TV category and Oprah Winfrey’s 60 MINUTES report “Divided” earned the Interview Feature award in the National TV category. CBS News Radio’s “Jill on Money,” anchored by Jill Schlesinger, earned the Talk Show award in the National Radio category. Showtime Networks Inc. talent also did well, Claire Danes and Elizabeth marvel were recognized for Homeland and Paula Malcomson was recognized for Ray Donovan. Tony Trucks, actress on CBS’ hit show “Seal Team,” was one of the presenters for the night.
On Wednesday, June 27, at the Gracies Luncheon, CBS This Morning co-host Norah O’Donnell was honored in the On-Air Talent – News or News Magazine category. Jane Pauley, Anchor, CBS “Sunday Morning” who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017 presented this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award to Judy Woodruff.