Peabody Awards Tap Ronan Farrow to Host, Announce 2019 Nominees

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Ronan Farrow is set to host the 78th Annual Peabody Awards, Variety reported.

“It is our great honor to recognize the most powerful and compelling, but also most brilliant and creative programming of 2018,” said Jeffrey P. Jones, executive director of Peabody, in a statement. “Across genres and platforms, these are stories that help us make sense of our world, and locate our humanity in the joys and tragedies and struggles of people worldwide.”

Farrow is a contributing writer for The New Yorker and an investigative reporter and producer based at HBO. Most recently and notably, his reporting in The New Yorker exposed the first sexual-assault allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein and garnered him a Pulitzer Prize for public service, a National Magazine Award, and a George Polk Award, among other honors.

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