SEATTLE — Angela Poe Russell, Take 5 host at KING 5, is the recipient of a coveted Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. The award recognizes Russell for On-Air Talent in the Local Television category.
“I’m absolutely honored to be recognized by the Gracies for our coverage of women and the issues that impact them,” said Russell. “However, I am most honored to have witnessed what transpired in the last 18 months as it pertains to women speaking up and owning their power. Whether it was gymnasts seeking justice in court, WNBA players demanding equity, or women in technology sharing their stories of discrimination, these diverse voices pushed us as journalists to pay attention.”
The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, cable and interactive media. Honorees are selected in national, local and student markets, including both commercial and non-commercial outlets. The Gracies provide an opportunity to spotlight women in the industry who continue to inspire and support others, break down barriers, and lead by example in creating opportunity for future generations.
“It’s a privilege to have a journalist like Angela Poe Russell on our team,” said KING 5 President & General Manager Jim Rose. “The attention and thought she gives to every story she covers is just one of the many attributes she brings to our station.”
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television. Nearly 25 years later, the annual award program was created with the aim to recognize individuals in media who reflected the changing roles, issues and concerns of women. The Gracies is the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation’s largest fundraiser of the year, supporting the educational programs and scholarship initiatives that AWMF creates to benefit the public and women in the media.
Local, non-commercial and student award winners will be recognized at The Gracie Awards Luncheon in New York on June 26. A complete list of local and national winners can be found at allwomeninmedia.org/gracies.
ABOUT KING 5
KING 5 Media Group, The Home Team, is a multi-platform media company based in Seattle, Washington. It includes NBC affiliate KING 5, independent station KONG-TV and numerous digital platforms, including king5.com. KING 5 was the first television station in the Pacific Northwest, founded in 1948 by Dorothy Bullitt, now owned by TEGNA Inc. (NYSE: TGNA), an innovative media company that serves the greater good of its communities. Today KING 5 is the dominant media company in the region, delivering the largest local news audience and the most local programming across all screens. For more information, go to www.king5.com.
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