CNBC SCORES TWO WINS IN 34TH ANNUAL GRACIE AWARDS® PRESENTED BY AMERICAN WOMEN IN RADIO & TELEVISION
CNBC Campaign "I am American Business" wins in the category of
Outstanding Commercial –
Englewood Cliffs, N.J. February 25, 2009– CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, announced the network has been honored with two Gracie Awards® presented by the American Women in Radio & Television (AWRT). Suze Orman, host of CNBC's "The Suze Orman Show," is recognized as "Outstanding Host – Information or Entertainment," and the CNBC promotional campaign "I am American Business" has won in the category of "Outstanding Commercial –
This latest honor marks Suze Orman's sixth Gracie Award® win and continues her record for the most Gracie Awards® won by a television personality in the history of the competition.
Suze Orman has been called "a force in the world of personal finance" and a "one-woman financial advice powerhouse" by USA Today. A two-time Emmy Award-winning television host, New York Times mega bestselling author, magazine and online columnist, writer/producer, and one of the top motivational speakers in the world today, Orman is undeniably America's most recognized expert on personal finance. "The Suze Orman Show" airs Saturdays at 9PM & 12AM ET on CNBC.
The CNBC promotional campaign "I am American Business," profiles visionaries, entrepreneurs and trailblazers whose spirit drives American business. Among the dozens of talented people who have participated in the campaign are: Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz; Founding Chairwoman, Promérica Bank Maria Contreras Sweet; fashion designer Tori Burch and cosmetics chief Bobbi Brown. The producer for the campaign was Ellen Lewis. Tom Clendenin, is Vice President, Marketing, CNBC; Frank Piantini, Director of Creative Services (and the campaign's creator); Bryan Brousseau, Director of Photography; Fritz Mott, Editor; Victoria Todis, Global Creative Director. The series of spots can be seen at iam.cnbc.com.
The Gracie Awards® will be presented at the 34th Annual Gracie Awards® Gala to be held on Wednesday, June 3, in the Broadway Ballroom at the New York Marriott Marquis. The Gracie Awards® honor exemplary programming created for women, by woman and about women in all facets of electronic media as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.
CNBC is the recognized world leader in business news, providing real-time financial market coverage and business information to more than 340 million homes worldwide, including more than 95 million households in the United States and Canada. The network's Business Day programming (weekdays from 5:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. ET) is produced at CNBC's headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J., and also includes reports from CNBC news bureaus worldwide. Additionally, CNBC viewers can manage their individual investment portfolios and gain additional in-depth information from on-air reports by accessing http://www.cnbc.com.
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