NASH Nights Live’s Elaina D. Smith To Get Media Honor

Elaina D Smith

Elaina D Smith

NASH Nights Live‘s Elaina D. Smith will be honored by Alliance For Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) with a Gracie Award, which recognizes outstanding achievements by women across all sectors of media. Smith broadcasts her nationally syndicated Country show, NASH Nights Live, from Cumulus Media’s NASH Campus in Nashville.

Additional Cumulus staffers to be honored this year include Rita Cosby, host of WABC Radio New York’s The Rita Cosby Show, who earned two Gracies this year for Talk Show, News-Local Radio, and for Host, Non-News/Non-Fiction-Local Radio; and Joan Hamburg, host of WABC Radio New York’s The Joan Hamburg Show, who earned a Gracie for Soft News Feature-Local Radio. Shila Nathan, Middays Host for NASH FM 94.7 New York, earned a Gracie for her work as Afternoon Drive Personality-Local at CBS Radio-Chicago’s WUSN US99.5.

The 41st annual Gracie Awards, which support AWMF’s educational programs, charitable activities, public service and scholarship campaigns that benefit women in media, will be presented on Tuesday, May 24, at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. Smith will accept her award along with fellow national honorees including: Tina Fey, Angela Bassett, Cynthia Nixon, Jada Pinkett Smith, Vera Farmiga and Kathie Lee Gifford.

Cosby, Hamburg and Nathan will accept their respective Gracie Awards on June 21 at Cipriani in New York City, at the Gracies Awards Luncheon honoring local market, public and student award winners.


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