Women of Distinction Award

May 11, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT

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May 11, 2012 Updated May 11, 2012 at 11:25 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. ( WKBW ) New York State Senator Mark Grisanti made a special appearance on Channel 7's "AM/Buffalo" Friday to present the "Women of Distinction" award.

This year, local actress and media personality Loraine O'Donnell is the recipient.

Mark and Loraine talked about the importance of independence and diversity in the Western New York community with host Linda Pellegrino.

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