Ira Glass Will Host 73rd Annual Peabody Awards
Matt Shedd - 3/26/2014
Ira Glass–host and creator of This American Life–will be emceeing this year’s Peabody Awards ceremony to be held on May 19, 2014, at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York. The ceremony will be celebrating the best of TV, radio, and web storytelling from 2013.
Ira Glass will also be announcing some of this year’s Peabody Award winners on April 2 on CBS THIS MORNING. Glass will be joined by Charlayne Hunter-Gault, a Peabody board member and former network correspondent, to highlight some of the winners and direct the audience to the complete list of winners to be unveiled on www.peabodyawards.com and www.cbsnews.com/cbs-this-morning.
Ira Glass is no stranger to the Peabody Awards. His program, This American Life, received Peabody Awards in 1996, 2006, 2008, and 2012. He joins a list of other esteemed hosts, which includes Sir Patrick Stewart, Scott Pelley, Larry King, Jon Stewart, Dianne Sawyer, Katie Couric, and Walter Cronkite. Portions of the ceremony will be televised in Peabody Awards special which will air on Pivot TV.
Under Glass’ editorial direction, This American Life also has won Edward R. Murrow, George Polk, duPont-Columbia and Overseas Press Club awards for reporting. American Journalism Review declared that the show is “at the vanguard of a journalistic revolution.” Time named Glass “Best Radio Host in America” in 2001. Glass’ creative talents reach beyond public media. In 2007, Riverhead published The New Kings of Non-Fiction, a collection of narrative nonfiction essays he chose. A half-dozen stories from This American Life are currently in development to be made into motion pictures. Another is in development to be an HBO series. Glass and other This American Life staff have cameo roles as themselves in the recently released feature film Veronica Mars.