NEW YORK, Feb. 1 Today, New York Women in Communications announced the 2010 Matrix Award presenters — an extraordinary slate of men and women personally selected by each honoree to join them during the award ceremony.
The 2010 Matrix Awards will take place on Monday, April 19, 2010, during a luncheon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City. The prestigious annual award recognizes exceptional women who have made a profound impact in the field of communications. The ceremony, hosted by NBC Universal, will be emceed by "NBC Nightly News" anchor and managing editor, Brian Williams.
2010 Matrix Award Honorees & Presenters:
- Susan Chira, foreign editor, The New York Times; Presented by Jill Abramson, managing editor, The New York Times
- Sheryl Crow, Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter; Presented by Mariska Hargitay, actress, "Law & Order: SVU," president and founder, Joyful Heart Foundation
- Tina Fey, executive producer, head writer, star, NBC's three-time Emmy Award-winning "30 Rock"; Presented by Seth Meyers, head writer, Weekend Update anchor, "Saturday Night Live"
- Ina Garten, author and host, Emmy Award-winning Food Network Program, "Barefoot Contessa"; Presented by Anna Quindlen, Bestselling author and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
- Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitzer Prize-winning author and presidential historian; Presented by Lesley Stahl, "60 Minutes," CBS News correspondent
- Anne Keating, senior vice president, public relations, special events & corporate philanthropy, Bloomingdale's; Presented by Katie Couric, anchor and managing editor, "CBS Evening News" and correspondent, "60 Minutes"
- Gayle King, editor-at-large, O, The Oprah Magazine, host, "The Gayle King Show," on Sirius XM; Presented by Oprah Winfrey, chairman, Harpo, Inc.
- Marissa Mayer, vice president, search products & user experience, Google; Presented by Maria Bartiromo, anchor, CNBC's "The Closing Bell," host and managing editor, "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo"
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2010, the Matrix Awards luncheon is recognized by New York's communications and entertainment community as one of the most outstanding events of the year, with more than one thousand people expected to gather to celebrate and salute exceptional women in communications fields. Previous award recipients include Barbara Walters, Meryl Streep, Martha Stewart, Anna Wintour, Meredith Vieira and Annie Leibovitz, to name a few. Portions of the proceeds from the Matrix Awards luncheon will go to the organization's Foundation, which offers a full range of scholarships and educational programs for women, whether just beginning or embarking on a transition in their careers.
"We are thrilled to welcome such an incredible cast of presenters to join us in applauding our distinguished honorees, as we celebrate this 40th anniversary of the Matrix Awards," said Denise Warren, president, New York Women in Communications and senior vice president/chief advertising officer at The New York Times Media Group and general manager, NYTimes.com. "This year's eight honorees truly exemplify our theme of 'Women Who Change the World,' and we salute them for their impact on the communications industry."
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About The Matrix Awards
Since 1970, New York Women in Communications' Matrix Awards Luncheon has been recognized by New York's communications and entertainment communities as one of the most outstanding events of the year. Past recipients include Arianna Huffington, Katie Couric, Meryl Streep, Nora Ephron, Ann Moore, Toni Morrison, Barbara Walters and Anna Quindlen.
Proceeds from the Matrix Awards Luncheon are used by New York Women in Communications to develop and maintain a full calendar of affordable programs and special events, networking and support systems for the organization's members and the community at large. Additionally, the New York Women in Communications Foundation awards scholarships and provides educational programs for women, whether just beginning their careers or embarking on a transition in their careers. It is the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the tri-state area. Recipients are introduced at the luncheon.
New York Women in Communications
New York Women in Communications, founded in 1929, is a not-for-profit organization of almost 2,000 communications professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry and to providing education and leadership for the next generation. The membership encompasses senior executives and other experienced communicators from a wide range of enterprises as well as young professionals and students. The organization empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their successes in the rapidly changing world of communications.
NBC Universal is one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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