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The Gabriel Awards were started by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals in 1965, and are currently administered by the Catholic Press Association. The awards are designed to honor excellence in broadcasting.[1] Awards are given to national and local market radio and television broadcasters to "recognize outstanding artistic achievement ... which entertains and enriches with a true vision of humanity ..."[1][2]

Gabriel Award
Formation1965; 54 years ago (1965)
Documentarian Dennis Goulden being presented with a Gabriel Award.

The single most important criterion of a Gabriel winning program is its ability to uplift and nourish the human spirit. Gabriel-worthy programs affirm the dignity of human beings, and recognize and uphold universally-recognized human values such as community, creativity, tolerance, justice, compassion and the dedication to excellence.

— Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals, The Gabriel Awards

In 2014, for example, television station WRAL in Raleigh, North Carolina, was recognized by the Gabriel Awards for its news division's production of programs dealing with childhood homelessness and conditions in Haiti.[3]


  1. ^ a b "WDSU named recipient of 2014 Gabriel Award". WDSU-TV. 13 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  2. ^ Gabriel Awards home page, 2007. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
  3. ^ "WRAL-TV Wins Three Gabriel Awards". Capitol Broadcasting Company. 15 May 2014. Retrieved 17 April 2019.

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