Jennifer O’Donnell Wins Gracie Award For Autism Documentary

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WGLS-FM alumna Jennifer O’Donnell will be honored by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation with a Gracie Award on Tuesday, June 21 in New York.

O’Donnell will receive a prestigious Gracie Award in the Investigative Program or Feature student category for her work on the Rowan Radio documentary “Living with Autism: A Different Way of Life.”

Co-produced with Michael Stoever and Blake Doughty during the fall of 2014, the program focused on autism through insightful analysis from expert interviews and a discussion with a family directly impacted by the disorder.

The documentary, produced in conjunction with WGLS-FM Station Manager Derek Jones’ Radio Production class, received awards from the Garden State Journalists Association and the Communicator Awards last year.

O’Donnell’s victory marks the third consecutive year a Rowan Radio station member received a Gracie Award and sixth win overall for WGLS-FM in the competition.

The Gracie Awards – named after entertainer and comedienne Gracie Allen – celebrate outstanding programming produced by women in media and entertainment.

Local, digital, public, and student winners will be saluted at the annual Gracies Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, June 21 at Cipriani in New York.

The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable, non-profit organization.

You can find the complete list of 2016 Gracie Award winners in the local, digital, public and student divisions here.

Rowan Radio 89.7 WGLS-FM has won 258 regional and national awards since 1993.

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