Los Angeles, March 21, 2016 – Marketplace Weekend host, Lizzie O’Leary, and Marketplace correspondent, Krissy Clark, were named as honorees of the 2016 Gracie Awards, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation. The Gracies recognize exemplary programming created by women, for women and about women in all facets of media and entertainment, as well as individuals who have made contributions to the industry.

O’Leary was recognized with The Gracie Award for her work as host of a national radio news program. She is the host of Marketplace Weekend – the Marketplace portfolio’s newest program, which O’Leary helped launch in 2014. As host, O’Leary combines her strong journalistic skills with her ability to bring the economy to life for audiences to better understand complex economic topics in an interesting and relatable way.

Krissy Clark is the senior correspondent for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk, where she helps make sense of some of the most fundamental shifts happening in the U.S. economy, including the growth of the low-wage service sector and the shrinking of middle-wage, middle-class jobs. Krissy tracks the widening gap between rich and poor in the U.S. and what it means for economic mobility in America. Clark won two awards – one highlighting her work as a reporter and correspondent for Marketplace’s daily radio program, and another for her in-depth reporting on gentrification, in a series called “York and Fig.”

“It’s such an honor to see two of our incredible journalists recognized for their outstanding work,” said Deborah Clark, vice president and executive producer, Marketplace. “Both Lizzie and Krissy are compelling storytellers and help break down the macro economy by telling stories at the micro level – about the real people who make up our economy.”

O’Leary and Clark will be honored at the 41st Annual Gracie Awards Gala on May, 24, 2016 in Beverly Hills. The event benefits the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation, a charitable non-profit that creates educational programs, charitable activities and scholarship initiatives to benefit the public and women in the media.

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