The Peabody Awards Board of Jurors today revealed winners in News, Radio/Podcast, and Public Service, and HBO's Vice News Tonight and Turner's CNN came away with prizes.
Vice News Tonight's segment "Charlottesville: Race & Terror" was cited for reporter Elle Reeve's coverage of the neo-Nazi supporters who occupied Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park, protesting the removal of Confederate monuments last summer (you can see the full episode below). Reeve's portrait of Christopher Cantwell and fellow white supremacists offered a sharp contrast to White House claims that there were “very fine people on both sides” of the conflict.
CNN also won in the news category for its "Fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria." Noted the jurors, "In addition to courageous correspondents, this notable set of dramatic reports provided fresh angles and the creative use of technology, including stunning drone footage that captured the size and scope of ruined neighborhoods. The network’s continued investment and dedication to the story is especially significant as global conflicts simmer."
Congratulations to all of Time Warner's Peabody Award winners.