The Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News will be awarded the inaugural Beacon Award for her commitment to children
NEW YORK (September 27, 2018) – Shine Global, a non-profit media company, announced today they will honor The View co-host and ABC News Senior Legal Correspondent Sunny Hostin with the inaugural Beacon Award at the 4th Annual Shine Global Gala on October 24th in New York City.
The Shine Global Gala is an annual celebration of the power of media to transform children’s lives through compelling storytelling that raises awareness, promotes action, and inspires change.
“We are privileged to acknowledge Sunny Hostin as our first gala honoree,” said Susan MacLaury, Shine Global co-founder and Executive Director. “Shine Global believes in the power of storytelling and the need to share children’s stories of resilience to inspire us all to make the world a better place. As a 6-year-old, Sunny was exposed to violence and at that young age made the conscious decision to choose a different life for herself, one led with purpose and courage. She’s carried this conviction throughout her career from prosecuting child sex crimes to reporting on some of the biggest stories of the past decade. Sunny’s belief in children’s resilience and their right to self-determination has never wavered.”
A gifted storyteller herself, Sunny has an impressive depth of knowledge about the criminal justice system. She has won two Emmys for her work as a correspondent for ABC’s Good Morning America and as a Correspondent for the ABC News Special, The President and the People. Sunny was born in the South Bronx and became the first in her family to attend college. She began her career as an appellate law clerk after graduating from Notre Dame Law School and went on to become a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a federal prosecutor. During her time as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded the Special Achievement Award to Sunny for her prosecution of child sexual predators.
Since its founding in 2005 Shine Global has taken action on child labor, child abuse, and child soldiering; shared moving stories about the effects of war, parental incarceration, undocumented immigration, and homelessness on children; and highlighted the power of music, dance, and sports to overcome intolerance. In all its projects, Shine Global celebrates children’s resilience.
For more information about this year’s gala and to purchase tickets, please visit: https://shine18.auction-bid.org/
Sunny Hostin – Co-host of The View and Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News
Sunny Hostin is the Emmy nominated co-host of The View and the Emmy-winning Senior Legal Correspondent for ABC News. From 2007 to 2016, Sunny was a host and legal analyst at CNN. Prior to working at CNN, Sunny filled in as co-anchor for ABC News’ “World News Now” and “America This Morning.” During her time as Assistant U.S. Attorney, Attorney General Janet Reno awarded the Special Achievement Award to Sunny for her prosecution of child sexual predators.
About Shine Global
Shine Global, a non-profit media company, gives voice to children and families by telling stories of their resilience to raise awareness, promote action, and inspire change. The organization’s films have won more than 60 major awards including an Academy Award® for Best Documentary Short Subject for Inocente and an Academy Award®-nomination and two Emmys® for War/Dance. Shine Global is attached to the recent festival hit Liyana which is opening in theaters this fall and is currently producing a documentary focusing on alternatives to incarceration for juveniles.