May 14, 2020
Bloomberg Radio’s Sophie Kamaruddin and Bloomberg Podcast The Pay Check Recognized by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation
Bloomberg won two 2020 Gracie Awards, announced by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation this week. Bloomberg Radio and Television reporter Sophie Kamaruddin won the 2020 Gracie Award in the Crisis Coverage [Radio – National Syndicated Commercial] category for her reporting on the 2019-20 Hong Kong protests. Bloomberg’s podcast, The Pay Check, which focuses on the gender pay gap, also won a Gracie Award in the Podcast – Educational Business category.
Kamaruddin has provided Bloomberg Radio’s listeners with on-the-ground coverage of the Hong Kong protests, which began in March of 2019 in opposition to a proposed extradition bill but grew to wider anger over civil rights and China’s influence, capturing international attention.
Bloomberg’s Podcast, The Pay Check, investigates the gender pay gap in the United States where the average woman makes 80 cents to every dollar a man makes. In its second season, the series explored the role of motherhood, and all of its trade-offs, in the gender pay gap. In its upcoming third season, the podcast will focus on how professional and personal decisions, like choosing to or not to have children, can change the course of a woman’s career.
The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by, for and about women in radio, television, and interactive media.
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