WGN Radio Host Lisa Dent Wins A Gracie Award

Ms. Dent receives Gracie Award for Best Non-Morning Drive Talk/Personality Host in Major/Large Market, Local Radio

CHICAGO (March 28, 2024) – WGN Radio today announced that afternoon drive host Lisa Dent won a Gracie Award, presented by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation (AWMF). The award is for Best Non-Morning Drive Talk/Personality Host in a Major/Large Market in the local radio division.

In 2023, Ms. Dent brought attention to the possibility of a serial killer in Chicago targeting young men. The audio of her June interview with former CIA officer and FBI special agent Tracy Walder is available at wgnradio.com/lisa-dent/is-there-a-serial-killer-on-the-loose-in-chicago .

“This exceptional award is further recognition of how Lisa continually conveys her own genuine combination of honesty, intelligence, and empathy that is uniquely relatable to her audience,” said Mary Sandberg Boyle, Vice President and General Manager at WGN Radio.

Ms. Dent is currently heard on weekdays, from 2 pm to 6 pm, and has been a voice on WGN Radio since 2021. Ms. Dent is a native of Rockford, Ill. who has “one foot in the city and one foot in the country.”

The annual Gracie Awards were established by AWMF to honor individuals and content that embody the roles, stories, and priorities of women. Local radio and television winners will be honored at the 49th Annual Gracie Awards Luncheon on June 18 in New York City.


About WGN Radio

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Sara Tieman
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Lisa Dent (WGN Radio)

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