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“The Peabody Awards,” which honors which honors the year’s best stories in industries ranging from broadcasting to digital media to entertainment, has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It had been scheduled to take place on Thursday, June 18 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles.
“The safety of guests, staff, and partners involved with our annual event remains a top priority,” Peabody executive director Jeffrey P. Jones said in a statement.
Earlier this week, the annual “Tony Awards” on CBS was also pushed back indefinitely from its June 7 air date, following Broadway’s closure on March 12. Additionally, the Olivier Awards, the U.K. theater industry’s highest honor, was canceled.
The Peabody Awards are based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Last year’s 78th annual ceremony was in May at Cipriani Wall Street in New York and hosted by Ronan Farrow.