Two Local Stations Bring Home Peabody Awards

By Stephanie Tsoflias Siegel 

Two local stations have received Peabody awards, KNTV and WTHR.

WTHR, the Dispatch Broadcast Group-owned NBC affiliate, is the first local station ever to receive two awards in one year.

“The 13 Investigates team has once again demonstrated their ongoing commitment to excellent investigative journalism, and went to great lengths to uncover these shocking yet important stories happening in our community. I am so very proud of veteran investigative reporters Bob Segall and Sandra Chapman, as well as the entire investigative team and talented production staff for their hard work,” said Larry Delia, station general manager.

WTHR’s two winners were “Charity Caught on Camera” and “Dangerous Exposure”.

The NBC-owned station in San Francisco won for it’s investigation called “Arrested At School: Criminalizing Classroom Behavior”. The piece took a look into crimes in classrooms and the strained relationships between students and police.

The two stations were among the 11 winners.