CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV News and WBZ NewsRadio 1030 are honored to receive a 2013 George Foster Peabody Award for overall excellence for combined coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The 2013 Peabody Award recipients were announced today by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications. In awards material, WBZ-TV’s and WBZ NewsRadio’s coverage is described as follows:
“Out in force to cover the annual marathon, both WBZ-TV and Newsradio 1030 had a journalistic advantage when the bombs detonated. Neither gave it up as their reporters spent hour after hour on the air providing wide-ranging, enterprising, non-sensational coverage of the casualties, the suspects and the intense, nerve-wracking manhunt. They become crucial sources not just to their city but to a stunned nation.”
The awards will be given out at the 73rd annual Peabody Award ceremony on Monday, May 19 in NY.
Announcement on CBS This Morning:
Complete list of 2013 Winners:
George Foster Peabody Award website: http://www.peabodyawards.com
About CBS Boston’s WBZ-TV and WBZ NewsRadio:
Boston’s WBZ-TV and sister-station myTV38 (WSBK-TV) are part of CBS Television Stations, a division of CBS Corporation. For more, go to www.cbsboston.com, like us on Facebook at CBS Boston and follow us on Twitter @CBSBoston. WBZ NewsRadio is owned and operated by CBS RADIO, one of the largest major-market radio operators in the United States. A division of CBS Corporation, CBS RADIO operates 126 radio stations, the majority of which are in the nation’s top 50 markets. CBS RADIO also owns and operates Boston’s 98.5 The Sports Hub (WBZ-FM), the flagship station of the Boston Bruins, the Boston Celtics, and the New England Patriots; WBMX-FM MIX 104.1; WODS-FM 103.3 AMP Radio; and WZLX-FM 100.7 Boston’s Classic Rock.