Ronan Farrow will host Saturday’s Peabody Awards presentation at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City: the Peabodys, which recognize excellence in broadcasting and electronic media, are handed out annually by the University of Georgia and its Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
Farrow, a contributing writer for The New Yorker and an investigative reporter and producer based at HBO, will serve as host. Farrow's stories 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. He previously worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at MSNBC and NBC News, and is currently producing documentaries for HBO.
The presenting sponsor is Mercedes-Benz, the official automobile of the 78th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony. Variety is the exclusive media partner.