Campbell Brown Honored by New York Women in Communications

January 29th, 2009

New York Women in Communications Presents the 2009 Matrix Awards

Distinguished Honorees Will Include… Campbell Brown, S. Epatha Merkerson, Linda Wells, Leslee Dart, Linda Sawyer, Among Many Others

NEW YORK/PRNewswire/ — New York Women in Communications will present the 2009 Matrix Awards, sponsored by Seventeen, during a luncheon held at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York City to eight distinguished women on Monday, April 27, 2009. The prestigious annual award recognizes exceptional women who have established themselves in communications fields such as, advertising, arts & entertainment, broadcasting, digital media, magazines, marketing, newspapers and public relations.

The Matrix Awards luncheon is recognized by New York's communications and entertainment community as one of the most outstanding events of the year, with more than fifteen hundred people expected to gather in salute of exceptional women in the communications fields. Portions of the proceeds from the Matrix Awards Luncheon go to our Foundation which offers a full range of scholarships. Additionally, proceeds are used by the organization to develop and maintain a full calendar of affordable programs and special events, networking and support systems for the organization's members and the community at large.

The 2009 award honorees are as follows:

Advertising: Linda Sawyer, chief executive officer, Deutsch, Inc.

Arts & Entertainment: S. Epatha Merkerson, award-winning actress, Law & Order

Broadcasting: Campbell Brown, CNN anchor, “No Bias, No Bull”

Digital Media: Dany Levy, founder and editorial director, Daily Candy, Inc.

Magazines: Linda Wells, editor-in-chief, Allure Magazine

Marketing: Sherrie Rollins Westin, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Sesame Workshop

Newspapers: Monica Langley, deputy bureau chief, The Wall Street Journal

Public Relations: Leslee Dart, founder and chief executive officer, 42West

“In the 80th year of our organization, New York Women in Communications is thrilled to host the Matrix Awards, in celebration of the achievements of our distinguished honorees and to showcase 'Women Who Change the World,'” said Nancy Rabstejnek Nichols, senior vice president, external affairs at Weber Shandwick Worldwide and president of New York Women in Communications.

TICKETS: Individual tickets for members and non-members, as well as information on sponsorships and program advertising opportunities are now available at www.nywici.org.

About The Matrix Awards

Since 1970, New York Women in Communications' Matrix Awards Luncheon has been recognized by New York's communications and entertainment communities as one of the most outstanding events of the year. Past recipients include Arianna Huffington, Katie Couric, Meryl Streep, Nora Ephron, Ann Moore, Toni Morrison, Barbara Walters and Anna Quindlen.

Proceeds from the Matrix Awards Luncheon are used by New York Women in Communications to develop and maintain a full calendar of affordable programs and special events, networking and support systems for the organization's members and the community at large. Additionally, the New York Women in Communications Foundation awards scholarships and provides educational programs for women, whether just beginning their careers or embarking on a transition in their careers. It is the largest foundation for communications scholarships for women in the tri-state area. Recipients are introduced at the luncheon.

New York Women in Communications

New York Women in Communications, founded in 1929, is a not-for-profit organization of almost 2,000 communications professionals dedicated to promoting the highest standards throughout the industry and to providing education and leadership for the next generation. The membership encompasses senior executives and other experienced communicators from a wide range of enterprises as well as young professionals and students. The organization empowers women in all communications disciplines to reach their full potential by promoting their professional growth and inspiring them to achieve and share their successes in the rapidly changing world of communications.

Seventeen

Seventeen (www.seventeen.com) is the best-selling monthly teen magazine, reaching more than 13 million readers every month. In each issue, Seventeen reports on the latest in fashion, beauty, health and entertainment, as well as information and advice on the complex real-life issues that young women face every day. Readers can also interact with the brand on the digital front, with Seventeen mobile (m.seventeen.com). In addition to its U.S. flagship, Seventeen publishes 13 editions around the world. Seventeen is published by Hearst Magazines, a unit of Hearst Corporation (www.hearst.com) and one of the world's largest publishers of monthly magazines, with nearly 200 editions around the world, including 16 U.S. titles and 19 magazines in the United Kingdom, published through its wholly owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited. Hearst reaches more adults than any other publisher of monthly magazines (70.6 million total adults, according to MRI, Fall 2008).

SOURCE New York Women in Communications