Peabody Awards Will Move to Los Angeles in 2020
Published on Jan 15, 2020
For the first time in the group’s 80-year history, Peabody is embracing the West Coast as the best coast.
On Tuesday, the organization announced the historic change in venue, which will see the Peabody Awards celebration taking place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, a departure from previous ceremonies held in New York City, as well as far from program’s home base at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, located in Athens, Ga.
“As the country struggles to find its footing in challenging times, the power of media narratives becomes paramount. Peabody provides a much-needed role as curator of the best stories that should be watched and heard, especially as the media landscape continues to evolve and becomes even more crowded with content and distribution platforms,” Executive Director of Peabody Jeffrey Jones said in a statement. “Moving the ceremony to Los Angeles
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Author: Libby Hill