KNTV, KXAS and WTHR Among Peabody Finalists

The 30 Peabody winners will be announced starting April 12
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Local broadcasters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas and Indianapolis are among 60 finalists for the annual Peabody Awards, the organization announced Wednesday.

They are:

  • KNTV, NBC’s Bay Area O&O, which is being considered for its report, “Arrested at School: Criminalizing Classroom Misbehavior”
  • KXAS, the NBC-owned station in Dallas, for its investigation, “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS”
  • WTHR Indianapolis, the Dispatch-owned NBC affiliate, for two reports—“Dangerous Exposure” and “Charity Caught on Camera.

All of the works were aired in 2016.

The local broadcasters, which are being considered for a Peabody in the news category, are in there with some formidable national news outlets – CBS, CNN and HBO.

Finalists in entertainment, children’s programming, documentary, public service, radio/podcast, and web are being considered as well.

The Peabody organization, which is based at the University of Georgia, will announce its 30 winners in a series of announcements April 12-25.  This year will mark the 76th anniversary of the Peabody Awards, created to honor the best storytelling in television, radio and digital media.

A full list of the Peabody Award finalists can be found here.