Allen Award for The World journalist
correspondent with The World - BBC World Service's co-production
with WGBH, Boston - has been awarded a Gracie Allen Award for a
radio programme in which she revisits countries she covered in war
looking for evidence of peace.
Glasse won a Gracie Award in the public radio programming documentary
category for her programme, A Reporter's Diary, which was
broadcast on Christmas Day.
A Reporter's Dairy, she reports from the West Bank, Afghanistan,
Macedonia and Sierra Leone.
awards are named after Gracie Allen, a US comedienne popular for
her starring role in the television show The George Burns and Gracie
Allen Show in the 1950s.
Jennifer's first experience of war reporting was in Moscow in 1993
when riot troops began shooting outside the parliament building.
the next three-and-a-half years, before she moved to Nairobi, she
covered the siege and subsequent battle for the building, the war
in Chechnya and Boris Yeltsin's re-election as president.
arrived in Africa in time to report on the war in Zaire and witness
the fall of Mobutu Sese Seko.
also covered conflicts in Sudan, Somalia, Rwanda, Sierra Leone,
1999 in Europe she reported for National Public Radio on Nato's
bombing of Yugoslavia and the advance of Nato troops into Kosovo.
she joined The World in May 2000 Jennifer has continued to travel
extensively and has reported from Europe, the Middle East, Central
Asia and Africa.
is currently reporting for The World from the Gulf but lives in
World is an international news programme broadcast across the USA
every weekday evening on FM by up to 150 public radio stations.
programme is co-produced by BBC World Service and WGBH in Boston
and distributed by Public Radio International (PRI).
World is based in Boston and has an office at Bush House in London.
Gracie Allen Awards are sponsored by the Foundation of American
Women in Radio and Television.
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