Brian Williams Tapped to Host 67 th Peabody Awards

NBC Nightly News Anchor to Emcee June 16 Event
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NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams was tapped to host this year’s Peabody Awards.

Williams will emcee the event at New York’s Waldorf Astoria June 16.

“Brian Williams is a broadcast journalist who exemplifies on a daily basis the single criterion that defines the Peabody Award: excellence,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia, in a statement. “We are delighted that he will serve as our host and master of ceremonies for the 67th Peabody Awards presentation.”