Peabody Expands To Include Interactive Storytelling

The Peabody Awards on Tuesday expanded its award categories to recognize storytelling achievements across interactive, immersive and new media categories. An additional board of 10 newly appointed jurors, composed of industry experts, will lead Peabody in expanding the organization’s long-established pedigree to recognize works in digital and immersive formats.


KING Seattle Earns Peabody Public Service Award

KING, Tegna’s NBC affiliate in Seattle, earned a 2020 Peabody Award in the Public Service category for Facing Race, a 13-week original series that tackled the difficult topic of systemic racism in the Pacific Northwest.

‘Ted Lasso,’ Stephen Colbert’s ‘Late Show’ Among First Batch Of Peabody Winners

The 2021 Peabody Awards has started revealing its list of winners, with Ted Lasso, Stephen Colbert’s Late Show and Amazon’s Oscar-nominated Time documentary among the first batch of recipients. Additional winners will be unveiled over the course of this week, with the presentations taking place from June 21-24 on social media (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) and the Peabody Awards’ website from 9 to 10:30 a.m. PT.

Peabody Awards Announces 60 Nominees

Peabody Awards Adds Five Members To Board of Jurors

Peabody has appointed Manuel Betancourt, Henry Goldblatt, Michael Isip, Aswin Punathambekar and Bonnie Turner to its board of jurors, which each year bestows the Peabody Awards for excellence in television, radio/podcasting, and digital media. The program is based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Jeffrey Jones, executive […]

Peabody Names 30 Best Storytelling Winners

The Peabody Awards has named 30 programs as the most compelling and empowering stories released in broadcasting and digital media during 2019. The organization also announced Frontline and The Simpsons as recipients of Institutional Awards. This distinctive honor goes to programs that have made a significant impact on media programming and the cultural landscape. Cicely Tyson was named winner of the Peabody Career Achievement Award on Monday.

Peabody Drops In-Person Ceremony

Peabody Awards has canceled its annual ceremony for 2020, originally slated for June 18 in Los Angeles, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the program is forgoing an in-person celebration, Peabody will announce award winners next week: Monday, June 8, Career Achievement Award announced; Wednesday, June 10, Peabody Awards winners announced. In lieu of the ceremony, winners will be creating acceptance videos, a selection of which will be made available to the press.

Peabody Awards Ceremony Moving To L.A.

This year’s celebration of excellence will be held at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on June 18.

Peabody Launches East Coast Board Of Directors

Major leaders from public media companies and private foundations join entertainment industry executives to provide insight and counsel.

Peabody Awards Set First Group Of Winners

WTAE Pittsburgh, WXIA Atlanta and WMAQ Chicago are the station winners included in the first batch of 10 winners from its inaugural Peabody 30 winners for 2016.

Keegan-Michael Key To Host Peabody Awards

Key & Peele star Keegan-Michael Key will host the 2016 Peabody Awards ceremony gala. The 75th Peabody Awards will be held on the evening of Saturday, May 21, at Cipriani Wall Street in New York, and this year’s ceremony will usher in a number of changes for the event. For the first time, the jurors will select 60 finalists, which will be announced on April 12. From those 60, a group of 30 winners — The Peabody 30 — will be chosen and revealed in a succession of announcements by category, beginning on April 19.

Not Your Grandfather’s Peabody Awards

The winners of this year’s honors recognizing excellence in broadcasting and across electronic media were already known. But there were still a number of surprises and entertaining moments at Sunday night’s show.

PBS, Fox, HBO, Among Peabody Winners

An out-of-sight biography of James Brown and an out-of-this-world tour of the heavens were among the diverse documentary, education and public service winners of the 74th annual Peabody Awards announced Thursday by the Peabody program at the University of Georgia. Winners in other categories will be announced prior to the awards being presented in New York on Sunday, May 31, in the awards’ first nighttime, red-carpet ceremony. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that it will premiere June 21. See the list of winners announced so far here.

KVUE, Scripps Honored With Peabody Wins

Gannett ABC affiliate KVUE Austin, Texas, has won a George Foster Peabody Award for its examination of cuts in Texas mental health care programs as part of the News and Radio winners announced today. Also feted today was the Scripps Washington Bureau for an investigation of sex offenders in the military. Winners in other categories will be announced prior to the awards being presented in New York on Sunday, May 31, in the awards’ first nighttime, red-carpet ceremony. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that it will premiere June 21. See the list of winners announced so far here.

‘Americans,’ ‘Jane’ Among Peabody Winners

From an honorable woman entangled in Israeli-Palestine conflicts to a virginal Jane, from a faux-American spy to an irrepressible North Dakota cop, strong, multi-dimensional women stand out in the 74th Peabody Awards’ entertainment winners, affirming the continuing expansion of significant roles for women on television. Other winners will be announced prior to the awards being presented in New York on Sunday, May 31, in the awards’ first nighttime, red-carpet ceremony. Pivot TV will use the ceremony as the backbone of a 90-minute Peabody special that it will premiere June 21. See the list of winners announced so far here.


Bob Simon: A Rare Peabody-Winning Career

The Peabody board is stingy when it comes to individual awards. It hands out one, maybe two, each year. In 1999, it thought enough of the international reporting that Bob Simon had done over his career for CBS to single him out. Simon was killed Wednesday night in a car accident.

Peabody Awards Adds Three To Board

Peabodys Salute Storytellers Across Media

Actors from Scandal, Breaking Bad, House of Cards and Orange is the New Black mingled with documentary filmmakers, news producers, Tom Brokaw and Anthony Bourdain Monday at the Peabody Awards, the TV 
industry’s most eclectic annual kudos ceremony.

Ira Glass To Host Peabody Awards

Critic Eric Deggans Joins Peabody Awards Board

Horace Newcomb: Celebrating Quality TV

It won’t do to call retiring Peabody Awards Director Horace Newcomb “Mr. Peabody.” That designation already attaches to the award’s namesake, philanthropist George Foster Peabody, not to mention a certain erudite canine who hung out in the same cartoon realm as Bullwinkle J. Moose and Dudley Do-Right. “Mr. Television” won’t do, either. Milton Berle acquired that nickname around the same time that young Horace Newcomb’s family was getting its first TV set. That leaves “Mr. Television Studies,” which may not be as zingy but does well suit the courtly scholar from Mississippi who built a resume that made him the ideal overseer of the classiest, most revered prize for TV, radio and other electronic media that there is or ever will be.

Robin Roberts Gets Standing Ovation At Peabodys


Those four stations took home the prestigious awards presented annually by University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for the best in electronic media. Other honorees include CBS, ABC and PBS with two awards each, while HBO was the most honored with five citations.


KLAS Dug Deep To Uncover Housing Scams

The Landmark-owned CBS affiliate in Las Vegas was awarded a Peabody for its extensive investigative reporting on the causes, effects and those responsible for the city’s mushrooming housing crisis. Bringing a number of the issues to light helped prompt the state to act faster to pass laws to ease the suffering of homeowners.



The four commercial stations were among 38 winners announced today in a webcast from the University of Georgia, which administers the pretigious award for excellence in all forms of electronic media. Other commercial broadcast winners include CBS News, ABC News, Jeopardy! and NBC’s primetime Parks and Recreation.

Did You Win A Peabody This Year?

Find out by tuning into the Peabody webcast this morning at 10 a.m. ET. To do that, click here and register. The awards will be presented at a luncheon on May 21 at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York City. Emceeing this year will be Peabody Award-winning actor Patrick Stewart.

Patrick Stewart To Host Peabody Awards

The Peabody and Emmy winner will preside over the annual awards to be presented May 21 in New York.


Local News Must Be More Than Weather

Stations must also distinguish themselves when the forecast is clear and sunny and there is no gunman running amok downtown. Too few do. With the recession behind and a strong 2012 ahead, my hope is that every station owner and manager sets aside more money this year for enterprise reporting and that it pays off in great stories that bring honors to the station, the group and to broadcasting. I also hope they pay off in higher ratings and revenue.

WFAA, WTHR, KSTP Snag Peabody Awards

Those three commercial stations are honored for investigative reporting. However, the news departments of the broadcast networks were shut out. In fact, the broadcast networks managed just one award, for CBS’s primetime drama The Good Wife. Public TV and radio dominated, garnering 18 of the record 39 awards. The awards will be presented on May 23 at a luncheon at New York City’s Waldorf=Astoria Hotel.

Larry King Is Back To Host Peabody Awards

After ending a 25-year stint at CNN in December, King will preside over the presentation of the prestigious electronic media awards at a New York City luncheon on May 23.

UGA’s Peabody Awards Issues Call For Entries

The George Foster Peabody Awards’ 70th annual search for excellence in electronic media has begun. More than 100,000 “Call for Entries” alerts have been mailed worldwide, supplemented by advertising in media-industry publications. Original broadcast, cablecast and webcast programs presented in the calendar year 2010 are eligible. The entry deadline is Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. Entrants […]