Kelly Ripa Will Receive Excellence in Media Award from GLAAD


Kelly Ripa is set to receive an award from GLAAD for her work in media including the LGBT community!

According to E! Online, the talk show host will be honored with the Excellence in Media Award at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards.

“For over a decade, Kelly Ripa has greeted millions of viewers with messages of acceptance and inclusion,” GLAAD president Sarah Kate Ellis said in a statement. “By sharing inclusive stories with her audience and loudly voicing support for her LGBT friends and fans, Kelly is helping to drive acceptance forward.”

Anderson Cooper, a good friend of Kelly’s, will present her with the award. Past Excellence in Media Award honorees include Diane Sawyer, Tyra Banks,Julianne Moore, Glenn Close, Barbara Walters, Judy Shepard and Russell Simmons.

The GLAAD Media Awards will be held May 9 at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC.

Congrats to Kelly for this great honor!

Image via YouTube/E! Online




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