A Gracies Awards Win for Stephanie Busari, Broadcaster & Producer at CNN Nigeria

Honoured alongside Drew Barrymore at The Gracies in Beverly Hills

Behind every great woman is determination and strength. And what could even seem greater is when these women’s hard work is recognised and they’re crowned for it. This is the case with “Alliance for Women in Media Foundation” who began giving women honorary wins for their work in the media 42 years ago. The award ceremony is similar to Mo Abudu’s EbonyLife TV Sisterhood Awards, committed to supporting women across all media segments, expand networks, educate and celebrate accomplishments. All targeted at empowering women.

The ceremony for the 2017 Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) handed out the 42nd annual Gracie Awards -Which is popularly known as The Gracies – were held this week, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Callif.

At the award ceremony, Stephanie Busari, was honoured under the Television GALA honourees for her role in CNN as a producer of News. It’s both the first AWMF nomination and obviously first win for the Journalist of Nigerian descent, who moved to Lagos from London last year, to pioneer CNN’s first digital and multimedia bureau at its then-newly launched office.

She’s previously worked across some of the network’s most important African stories, including the CNN’s coverage of the missing Chibok girls.


Gracie Awards celebrates female luminaries on and off screen for outstanding achievements across radio, television, cable and interactive media. Hosted award recipients alongside Stephanie includes Women of NASA from the award winning political-drama ‘Hidden Figures’, actor and filmmaker, Drew Barrymore and a host of others you can check out here.

Feature Image Credit: Instagram/StephanieBusariCnn

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