PROVO, Utah, May 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Family entertainment network BYUradio today announced that the Gracie Awards have honored Julie Rose, host of the flagship talk radio program "Top of Mind with Julie Rose." The prestigious Gracie Awards are presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation and recognize individual achievement and exemplary programming created by, for and about women in all facets of media and entertainment. The announcement coincides with the fifth anniversary of "Top of Mind," which premiered in 2015.
"Top of Mind with Julie Rose" was created to provide listeners smart, informative, unflinching discussions that go beyond mere headlines and sound bites. Over the years, it has conducted over 10,000 interviews with experts on a range of topics: world events, U.S. politics, social issues, health, education, history, science and entertainment.
"Five years ago, BYUradio saw a gap in public affairs talk radio and decided to dive in with live, in-depth conversations on topics that matter in a listener's life, all without telling them what or how to think," said Julie Rose. "I am thrilled that the show has resonated, and it's only been possible with the dedicated team behind me that delivers two hours of engaging programming for our listeners every weekday. "It's a profound honor to not only be recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, but to also be in the company of other amazing women in media who have been acknowledged for their work by the Gracie Awards over the years"
Rose has been recognized in the category of Host Non-Morning Drive (Talk/Personality) Large/Major Market. A winner of multiple prestigious Edward R. Murrow Awards, Julie Rose is a seasoned broadcast journalist and interviewer. Prior to joining BYU Radio, Rose worked as a reporter at WFAE Charlotte and produced spots and feature news stories for NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered.
The Alliance for Women in Media was formed in 1951, originally as American Women in Radio and Television. Nearly 25 years later, the annual award program was created with the aim to recognize individuals in media who reflected the changing roles, issues and concerns of women. This year marks the organization's 45th anniversary of the Gracie Awards.
In addition to the Gracie Awards recognition for Julie Rose, BYUradio has also been recently selected as a Peabody Awards nominee and Webby Awards honoree for its scripted series "Treasure Island 2020."
About BYU Broadcasting BYU Broadcasting is a family entertainment broadcasting organization focused on connecting families through shared experiences that promote meaningful interaction between parents and their children. Across BYUtv, BYUradio and its digital platforms, BYU Broadcasting presents uplifting entertainment that is both purposeful and engaging for the entire family. With a reach of more than 50 million homes on broadcast and cable systems for BYUtv and another more than 30 million devices through SiriusXM for BYUradio, it serves national and local audiences with the most state-of-the-art live-linear and digital production and distribution facilities, reaching audiences where they consume media. By centering all of its resources on these two closely correlated, multiplatform products, BYU Broadcasting creates synergies and consistency between their content and focus to offer transmedia storytelling. As a noncommercial operation, it gives back to the local, national and international community by working with great partners throughout the world to provide edifying viewing and listening experiences that inspire children and parents alike.