Brian Williams To Emcee Peabody Awards

04/02/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Brian Williams, the award-winning anchor of "NBC Nightly News," will be the host of the 67th Annual George Foster Peabody Awards ceremony on Monday, June 16, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City.

"Brian Williams is a broadcast journalist who exemplifies on a daily basis the single criterion that defines the Peabody Award -- Excellence," said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia. "We are delighted that he will serve as our host and Master of Ceremonies for the 67th Peabody Awards presentation."

The winners of the Peabody Awards for original broadcast, cablecast and Webcast programs presented in 2007 will be announced via Webcast and satellite on April 2 from the University of Georgia.

Brian Williams succeeded Tom Brokaw in December 2004, becoming only the seventh anchor and managing editor in the history of "NBC Nightly News." In his first two years on the job, he became the most highly decorated evening-news anchor of the modern era. He has received six Edward R. Murrow Awards, seven Emmy Awards, the duPont-Columbia University Award and the industry's highest honor, the George Foster Peabody Award.


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