Peabody Awards Announced in News and Radio/Podcast Categories

Apr 23, 2019  •  Post A Comment

The Peabody Board of Jurors revealed the Peabody winners today in the News and Radio/Podcast categories, rounding out the Peabody 30 for programs released in 2018.

The jurors also unanimously honored ProPublica with the first-ever Peabody Catalyst Award for a story that impacted a controversial government practice of family separation at the border.

“The independent, nonprofit newsroom made headlines in June 2018 for publishing nearly 8 minutes of audio of 10 sobbing Central American children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border,” the Peabodys said in today’s announcement. “The raw wailing and breathless sobs that went unheeded — and mocked — by Border Patrol officers demanded immediate attention and got it. Within 48 hours of publication, the Trump administration retreated, halting its ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy practice of family separation.”

Here’s the list of winners announced today:


“Anatomy of a Killing”          BBC Africa Eye         (BBC)

“Back of the Class”               KING Television        (NBC affiliate/KING)

“Cambridge Analytica”          ITN for Channel 4 News        (Channel 4 News)

“Separated: Children at the Border”  FRONTLINE             (PBS)

“Spartan Silence: Crisis at Michigan State”   E:60, OTL, ESPNW, Sportscenter    (ESPN)

“The Plastic Problem”             PBS NewsHour                      (PBS)

“$2 Tests: Bad Arrests”          WAGA-TV FOX 5 Atlanta    (WAGA-TV)


“Believed”      Michigan Radio          (NPR)

“Buried Truths”          WABE                        (WABE)

“Caliphate”    The New York Times  (The New York Times)

“Kept Out”     Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting, PRX, PBS NewsHour, and the Associated Press (Public radio stations nationwide)

“Monumental Lies”     Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX and Type Investigations (Public radio stations nationwide)

Click here for details on all of the winning programs.

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