46th Annual Gracie Awards Announced 2021 Winners

The 2021 Gracie Awards have announced the 2021 winners. The Gracie Awards recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. They also acknowledge the individuals who have made inspirational contributions to the industry.

Named after the late Gracie Allen, the Gracie Awards acknowledge outstanding team leadership and individual achievement. The Gracies focus on women who are making positive change and who further the discussion of what a fulfilling career in media looks like.

Categories for the 2021 Gracie Awards include: Television National Honorees, Digital Media National Honorees, Television Local Honorees, Radio Non-Commercial Local Honorees, Radio Local Honorees, Television Student Honorees, Radio Student Honorees, Digital Media Student Honorees, and Honorable Mentions.

Here are the podcasts that won a 2021 Gracie Award:


Carol Sutton LewisGround Control Parenting with Carol Sutton Lewis – Ground Control Parenting – Podcast, Educational

Hillary ClintonYou And Me Both with Hillary Clinton – iHeartRadio – Podcast Host, Entertainment

Kavitha A. DavidsonThe Lead – Wondery & The Athletic – Podcast, Sports

Malika BilalThe Take – Al Jazeera Digital, Audio – Podcast Host, News

MOBITUARIES: Anna May WongDeath of a Trailblazer (CBS Sunday Morning) – CBS News – Podcast, Entertainment

Somebody – Topic Studios, The Intercept, and the Invisible Institute – Podcast, Investigative

Stephanie Wittles Wachs, Jackie Danziger, Jessica Cordova KramerLast Day (Season 2) – Lemonada Media – Podcast Producer

The Michelle Obama Podcast – Spotify & Higher Ground – Podcast, Lifestyle

Tika Sumpter and Thai RandolphThe Suga – Stitcher – Podcast Co-host/Ensemble


Madison LawsonThe Obvious Question – KBIA – Podcast Host


Heavy Medals: Inside the Karolyi Gymnastics Empire – ESPN – Podcast, Sports

Martine St-Victor & Isabelle RacicotSeat at the Table – CBC Podcasts – Podcast Co-Host/Ensemble

Sheryl Crow: Words + MusicSheryl Crow: Words + Music – Audible, Inc. – Podcast, Entertainment

The 2016 Gracie Awards Included Podcasts

Alliance for Women in Media logoAlliance for Women in Media is an organization for women, run by women. They are committed to supporting women across all media segments, to expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments. They have been advancing women in media for six decades.

Alliance for Women organizes The Gracie Awards. The Gracies were named after the late Gracie Allen. The Gracies acknowledge outstanding team leadership and individual achievement, focus on women who are making positive change and who further the discussion of what a fulfilling career in media looks like.

This year, The Gracie Awards included some podcasters.

* Anna Sale, host of Death, Sex & Money (WYNC Radio) won the Podcast Host Gracie.

* Hollywood Hookups and Breakups with Cooper and Vikki (Blog Talk Radio) won the Podcast Gracie.

* Woman of the Hour, hosted by Lena Dunham and produced by Jenna Weiss -Berman (Buzzfeed) won the GRAND WINNER Gracie.

* Jenna Weiss-Berman, Woman of the Hour producer won the Producer Gracie.

In an interview with Buzzfeed, it was stated that Jenna Weiss-Berman is leaving Buzzfeed so she can work on her new company that she cofounded with Max Linsky (of the Longform Podcast). Their new company is called Pineapple Street Media. It is a podcast company, and their first podcasts will be available in late this summer.