PBS & Fusion to Air Peabody Awards


The Peabody Awards has aligned with PBS and Fusion on a special television broadcast of the 76th annual awards ceremony.

The red-carpet event will be held and taped on May 20 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York. A joint broadcast of the program is scheduled for Friday, June 2, at 9 p.m.

The collaboration marks the first time the awards ceremony will be aired on both national broadcast and cable television in the U.S. For the second consecutive year, 60 finalists from news, documentaries, entertainment, children’s content, educational programming and public service will be selected and announced April 5. From these finalists, 30 winners will be chosen and revealed in a series of news announcements, beginning April 12.

“We are proud to join forces with PBS and Fusion in honoring the year’s best stories in television, radio, podcasts and digital narratives,” said Peabody Awards Director Jeffrey P. Jones. “Today more than ever, Peabody’s mission to highlight the most compelling and empowering stories and their impact on society is vital to public discourse. Broadcasting our awards ceremony to the loyal viewers of PBS and on Fusion’s burgeoning network is a wonderful way to showcase Stories That Matter.”

“The Peabody Awards have a long history of recognizing excellence in media,” added Beth Hoppe, the chief programming executive and general manager of general audience programming at PBS. “Acknowledging stories that matter is a core value of PBS, and we are thrilled to partner with them to bring the Peabody Awards honoring the best-of-the-best in media to PBS viewers around the country.”

“We are excited to be partnering with PBS and Peabody to celebrate some of the most powerful storytelling of the past year—especially those that elevate underrepresented voices and shine a light on untold stories of significance to the young, diverse communities we serve,” said Daniel Eilemberg, the president of Fusion.