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WCVB Channel 5 has been awarded a prestigious national Gracie Award by The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).

WCVB Channel 5 has been awarded a prestigious national Gracie Award by The Alliance for Women in Media (AWM).

A NewsCenter 5 report, "Food Truck Fighting Hunger," won in the TV - Local Market Outstanding Soft News Feature category. For over forty years, the Gracie Awards have recognized exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made inspirational contributions to the industry. WCVB has been honored with Gracie Awards in eight out of the past ten years.

Food Truck Fighting Hunger: WCVB has a regular segment called, "5 For Good." It's the station’s ongoing effort to highlight people helping others in communities across Massachusetts. In this story, reporter Erika Tarantal features a local couple that is determined to solve the hunger problem in its town -- the largest town in America. One of their tools is a food truck, named Daniel's Table, that goes around feeding primarily children, but also adults. They serve up thousands of meals each week, in part, using proceeds from the cafe that they own. The story also uncovers the very personal and emotional story behind the name of the food truck. Credits: Erika Tarantal, Reporter; Isaiah Bradwell, Photographer; Barry Mullin, Editor.

The 42nd annual Gracie Awards Gala is being held on Tuesday, June 6 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. The evening will honor such luminaries as America Ferrera, Drew Barrymore, Samantha Bee, Mariska Hargitay, among many others. Local market, public, digital and student award winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 27 at Cipriani in New York City.

About the Gracie Awards
The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (formerly known as The Foundation of American Women in Radio & Television) supports and promotes educational programs, charitable activities, public service campaigns and scholarships to benefit the public, the electronic media and allied fields. The Alliance for Women in Media Foundation has created partnerships and joint initiatives with the Emma Bowen Foundation, NCTA, NAB and other organizations that are philosophically aligned with the mission of the Foundation. In addition to giving more than $16,000 a year away in scholarships to deserving female students, the Foundation also produces nationally acclaimed recognition programs, including the Gracie Awards, a gala that honors exemplary programming created by, for and about women. For more information about The Alliance for Women in Media please visit their newly re-designed website at allwomeninmedia.org and follow them on Twitter (@AllWomeninMedia ), (@TheGracies), (#TheGracies) and Facebook.

About WCVB CHANNEL 5
WCVB is Boston’s broadcast/digital media leader, providing news, weather, sports, community service and entertainment on multiple platforms including WCVB Channel 5, wcvb.com, WCVB mobile and MeTV Boston. Founded by community leaders in 1972, WCVB is committed to its mission to serve the region with quality local content. In addition to nearly 45 hours of NewsCenter 5 coverage each week, original offerings include Chronicle, the nation’s longest running local news magazine; CityLine, a weekly urban magazine program; and On The Record, a weekly political roundtable. The station has been honored with numerous prestigious national broadcasting honors including the RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Awards for “Best Newscast” and National Association of Broadcasters Education Foundation’s “Service to the Community” award. Additional top honors include the National Headliner Awards, Gracie Awards, Gabriel Awards, the regional Emmy’s, Associated Press Awards, Walter Cronkite Award, and duPont Awards. WCVB, Boston’s ABC affiliate station, is owned by Hearst Television, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hearst, a leading media company whose global holdings include 30 television stations and two radio stations. Follow us on Facebook (wcvb5), Twitter (@wcvb) or Google+ (search +wcvb)

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