Following a daytime Emmy win for Outstanding Entertainment
Talk Show Host, GLAAD announced that Kelly Ripa will be honored at the 2015
Media Awards in New York City.
The actress and talk show host will receive GLAAD’s
Excellence in Media Award for her contributions to the promotion of equality.
The honor has been bestowed upon the likes of Diane Sawyer, Julianne Moore, and
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"For over a decade, Kelly Ripa has greeted millions of
viewers with messages of acceptance and inclusion," said GLAAD President
& CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. "By sharing inclusive stories with her
audience and loudly voicing support for her LGBT friends and fans, Kelly is
helping to drive acceptance forward."
Ripa’s longtime friend and sometimes co-host, Anderson Cooper, will present her with the award.