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March 30, 2023

Alliance for Women in Media Foundation honors graduate student Fatina Moien with her first ever Gracie Award win and Scholarship live on The View

LOS ANGELES, CA (March 30, 2023) – Today, the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF) surprised Hofstra student, Fatima Moien, on ABC’s The View that she is one of AWMF’s winners of the 48th Annual Gracie Awards. Additionally, Becky Brooks, president of AWMF, presented Moien with a $10,000 scholarship generously donated by ABC News and The View in honor of Barbara Walters. Moien was taken by the gleeful surprise as she heard the news live from the studio audience. She was joined by her parents. 

Moien, a graduate student in Hofstra’s MA Journalism program, was recognized for her work as the on-air talent for the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication’s “Live from Studio A”. The series brings influential media and communications professionals to campus to share their personal stories, advice, and wisdom with Hofstra students. The series is intended to be interactive, vibrant, forward-thinking, and inclusive. 

The Gracies recognize outstanding programming and individual achievement created by women, for women, and about women in all facets of media in news and entertainment. Moien alongside fellow local and student award-winners will be recognized at the Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 20 at Cipriani in NYC. 

National winners, which include Christina ApplegateMeghan, The Duchess of Sussex, Ava DuVernayFaith HillAmanda SeyfriedDanielle Monaro, Shelley WadeAbbott Elementary, TODAY, The Drew Barrymore Show, 48 Hours, along with frontline journalists,and some of the most talented women in television, radio/audio and digital media, will be honored at a gala event on May 23 at the Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel in LA. 

This year’s theme, “Storytelling,” highlights and celebrates the narratives shared by the winners, which not only inform, inspire, and captivate audiences, but also enrich our collective comprehension of the world. 

Watch the full segment here. Please consider sharing this well-deserved career achievement for Fatima Moien. 


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