Ellen DeGeneres wins top US humor prize in DC

Ellen DeGeneres has been making a public push for some time to be a dancing on "Dancing with the Stars." (twitter.com/THEELLENSHOW)

May 15, 2012 8:27:11 AM PDT
Ellen DeGeneres, who broke ground in 1997 as the first lead character on prime-time TV to reveal she was gay, is winning the nation's top humor prize.