WTHR, KNTV, KXAS Among Peabody Award Finalists

By Chris Ariens 

Indianapolis station WTHR just got the news that two of its stories are finalists for the 76th annual Peabody Awards. In addition, two NBC-owned stations, KNTV in San Jose/San Francisco/Oakland and KXAS in Dallas/Ft. Worth, are among the 10 finalists for Peabody Awards in the news category.

The two WHTR stories are “Charity Caught on Camera,” an undercover investigation that exposed mismanagement at an Indiana charity; and “Dangerous Exposure” which investigated the city’s water supply.

KNTV’s report “Arrested at School: Criminalizing Classroom Misbehavior” looked into how certain school districts misuse law enforcement to discipline students. And KXAS’s story, “Big Buses, Bigger Problems: Investigating DCS” uncovered safety concerns inside Dallas County Schools.

In all, there are 60 finalists for the awards, which are presented annually by Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

WGBH’s FRONTLINE is also a finalist for three reports in the documentary category.

Among some of the other finalists, HBO’s VEEP, FX’s Atlanta, ABC’s American Crime and news reports from CBS, CNN and HBO

The Peabodys will be awarded May 20 and will be televised on PBS as well as on cable channel Fusion on June 2.

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