Local broadcasters in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dallas and Indianapolis are among 60 finalists for the annual Peabody Awards, the organization announced Wednesday.
- 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.