The George Foster Peabody Awards Board of Jurors

Juror Years Active Occupation at the time of joining the board Position
This table outlines all of the people who have ever been a juror for The Peabody Awards.[1]
Edward Weeks July 1940 - June 1977 Editor, Atlantic Monthly Chairman, July 1940 - June 1954
Bruce Barton July 1940 - June 1942 President, Batten, Barton, Dustin, and Osborne Advertising Agencies Member
John H. Benson July 1940 - June 1960 President, American Association of Advertising Agencies Member
Virginius Dabney July 1940 - June 1942 Editor, Times-Dispatch Member
Jonathan Daniels July 1940 - June 1950 Editor, News and Observer Member
Norman H. Davis July 1940 - June 1942 Chairman, American Red Cross and former Acting Secretary of State Member
Mark F. Ethridge July 1940 - June 1954 Vice President and General Manager, Courier-Journal and Times Member
Waldemar Kaempffert July 1940 - June 1956 Science Editor, New York Times Member
Alfred A. Knopf July 1940 - June 1946 Publisher Member
Grace Moore July 1940 - June 1942 Metropolitan Opera Company Member
John S. Studebaker July 1940 - June 1942 United States Commissioner of Education and Chairman, Federal Radio Education Committee Member
Marjorie Peabody Waite July 1940 - June 1944 Daughter of George Foster Peabody Member
Dr. Ralph Casey July 1942 - June 1946 Director, School of Journalism, University of Minnesota Member
Earl Glade July 1942 - June 1966 Chairman, NAB Code Compliance Committee Member
Joseph Henry Jackson July 1942 - June 1952 Literary Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Member
Beatrice Sawyer Rossell July 1942 - June 1943 - Member
Dr. I. Keith Tyler July 1942 - June 1952 and July 1953 - June 1978 Director, Evaluation of School Broadcasts, Ohio State University Member
Elizabeth Ames July 1944 - June 1969 Director of Yaddo Member
Dr. Dixon Wechter July 1945 - June 1947 Professor of English, University of California and Associate Fellow, Huntington Museum Member
Bennett A. Cerf July 1946 - June 1967 and July 1970 - June 1971 President, Random House, Inc. Chairman from July 1954 to June 1967
Ralph McGill July 1946 - February 3, 1969 Editor, Atlanta Constitution Member
John Crosby July 1947 - June 1962 Radio Columnist of the New York Herald Tribune Member
Paul Porter July 1947 - June 1963 and July 1964 - June 1975 Former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission Member
Dorothy Lewis July 1948 - June 1951 and July 1952 - June 1977 Coordinator, Women’s Broadcasts Member
Philip Hamburger July 1950 - June 1952 and July 1953 - June 1959 and July 1960 - June 1961 Television Writer of The New Yorker Member
Terrence O’Flaherty July 1952 - June 1963 and July 1964 - June 1965 and July 1966 - 1984 Radio-TV Editor, San Francisco Chronicle Member
Henry F. Pringle July 1954 - June 1956 Pulitzer Prize-winning author Member
Mrs. Harold V. Milligan July 1955 - June 1967 Representing Peabody Listening Posts Member
Harriet Van Horne July 1958 - June 1967 Radio-TV Editor, New York World Telegram and Sun Member
Larry Wolters July 1958 - February 28, 1969 TV Editor, Chicago Tribune Member
Edgar Kobak July 1959 - June 1, 1961 Communications and Business Consultant Member
John Lardner July 1959 - March 24, 1960 Writer, The New Yorker and Newsweek Member
Sterling Fisher July 1962 - June 1963 Director of Public Relations, Reader’s Digest Member
Newton N. Minow July 1963 - June 1976 Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Encyclopædia Britannica and former chairman, Federal Communications Commission Member
John Charles Daly July 1966 - June 1982 Communications Consultant Member
Don Freeman July 1966 - June 1984 TV Editor, San Diego Union Member
Eugene R. Black July 1967 - 1977 Special Advisor to the President for Economic and Social Development in Southeast Asia Chair, 1967 - 1977
Dr. Harold Niven July 1967 - June 1984 Vice President, National Association of Broadcasters and Executive Secretary, Association for Professional Broadcasting Education Member
Dr. Gertrude B. Broderick July 1968 - June 1978 Media Research Associate, Instructional Materials and Practice Branch, U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare Member
Sidney L. James July 1975 - 1979 Retired Vice President, Time, Inc., founding editor, Sports Illustrated, former Assistant Managing Editor, LIFE, and Chairman, Greater Washington Educational Television Association Chair July 1977 - 1979
Dr. William G. Harley July 1976 - June 1985 President Emeritus, National Association of Educational Broadcasters and Media Consultant, UNESCO Chairman, July 1979 - June 1985
W. Thomas Johnson July 1976 - June 1980 Publisher, Dallas Times-Herald, President and Chief Operating Officer, Los Angeles Times Member
Dr. Lionel C. Barrow, Jr. July 1977 - June 1980 Dean, School of Communications, Howard University Member
Elizabeth S. Carpenter July 1977 - 1983 Public Affairs Director, Lyndon B. Johnson Library and former Assistant Secretary of Education Member
Kitty Carlisle Hart July 1977 - June 1983 Chairman, New York State Council of the Arts Member
Robert Hudson July 1977 - 1979 Former Vice President, National Educational Television, former faculty member, University of Illinois, and member, Fund for Advancement of Education Member
Dr. Karl E. Meyer July 1977 - June 1983 TV Editor, Saturday Review Member
Wade H. Mosby July 1977 - June 1983 Editor, TV Screen, Milwaukee Journal Member
Peggy Mobley Childs July 1978 - June 1984 State Representative, Georgia Legislature Member
Dr. Barbara Jordan July 1978 - June 1980 Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, University of Texas at Austin Member
J. Leonard Reinsch July 1979 - June 1985 Retired Chairman of the Board, Cox Broadcasting Corporation and Co-Chairman, Warner/AMEX Cable Corporation Member
Margita E. White July 1979 - June 1985 Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Member
Joyce J. Bartell July 1980 - June 1988 Former Director, Wisconsin School of the Air Member
Arlene Francis Gabel July 1980 - June 1982 Noted stage and radio personality Member
John E. Reinhardt July 1980 - June 1987 Former Ambassador and Director, National Museum of African Art Member
Les Brown July 1982 - June 1988 Author and Editor-In-Chief, Channels of Communication Member
Dr. Frank Manchel July 1982 - June 1989 Assistant Dean, University of Vermont College of Arts and Sciences, and Coordinator, Communications Program, UVM Chair, July 1985 - June 1987
Edward W. Hummers, Jr. July 1983 - June 1989 Communications attorney Chair, July 1987 - June 1989
Barbara Matusow July 1983 - June 1988 Author, Journalist Member
F. Glenn Verrill July 1983 - June 1989 President, BDA/BBDO Member
Abbott Washburn July 1983 - June 1989 Former Ambassador and Former Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission Member
John Carman July 1984 - June 1991 TV Editor, The Atlanta Journal and Constitution Member
Edward M. Cramer July 1984 - June 1991 President, Broadcast Music, Inc. Member
Ambassador Sonia Landau July 1984 - June 1991 Chairman of the Board, Corporation for Public Broadcasting Member
Lawrence B. Taishoff July 1984 - 1991 Publisher, Broadcasting Magazine Member
Jean Firstenberg July 1985 - June 1991 President, American Film Institute Chair, 1989 - 1991
Jill S. Ruckelshaus July 1985 - June 1991 Former Assistant to the President for Women’s Affairs and former Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Member
Julian Goodman July 1986 - June 1992 Former Chairman of the Board, NBC and member of Gannett Board Member
Lamond Godwin July 1987 - June 1989 First Vice President, American Express Bank, Ltd. Member
Merrill Brown July 1988 - June 1991 Editor, Channels Magazine Member
Thomas C. Dowden July 1988 - June 1994 President, Dowden Communication Investors Chair, July 1991 - June 1993
Susan Stewart July 1988 - June 1994 and July 2004 - June 2005 TV Critic, The Detroit Free Press Member
Ambassador Sheldon Krys July 1989 - June 1995 and July 1996 - June 1997 Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Chair, July 1993 - June 1995
Clark Pollock July 1989 - June 1994 Former President, Nationwide Communication, Inc. Member
Frances Preston July 1989 - June 1995 President and CEO, Broadcast Music, Inc. Member
Dr. Horace Newcomb July 1990 - June 1995 Professor, Radio-TV-Film, University of Texas Member, Director from 2001 - June 2013
Louisa A. Nielsen July 1990 - June 1995 Executive Director, Broadcast Education Association Member
Elizabeth Crow July 1991 - June 1996 President, Gruner & Jahr USA Publishing Member
Holly Echols July 1991 - June 1997 Manager-Media Relations, AT&T Member
Doris Indyke July 1991 - June 1996 and July 2002 - June 2003 Executive Director, Through the Flower and Media Consultant Member
Regina Resnik July 1991 - June 1996 Former member, The Metropolitan Opera; writer, producer, director; Member of the Board, Metropolitan Opera Guild Member
Ernest Sanchez July 1991 - June 1996 Communications attorney; former attorney, Corporation for Public Broadcasting and general counsel for National Public Radio Member
Tom Shales July 1991 - June 1996 TV Critic, The Washington Post and Pulitzer prize-winning author Member
Nancy Woodhull July 1991 - April 1, 1997 President, Nancy Woodhull & Associates, Inc. Chair, July 1995 - April 1, 1997
Bruce DuMont July 1992 - June 1998 President, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center Chair, July 1997 - June 1998
Neil L. Aronstam July 1993 - June 2000 and July 2005 - June 2006 President, Independent Media Services, Inc. Chair, July 1998 - June 2000
Sir Michael Checkland July 1994 - June 2000 Retired Director General, BBC Member
Ed Bark July 1995 - June 2000 TV Critic, The Dallas Morning News Member
Dr. James Carey July 1995 - June 2002 Professor, Columbia University School of Journalism Member
Dr. Jannette Dates July 1995 - June 2002 Acting Dean, Howard University School of Communications Member
Dr. James Hindman July 1995 - June 2001 Deputy Director, The American Film Institute Member
David Roland July 1995 - June 2002 President, The Roland Company Chair, July 2000 - June 2002
Marcie Ersoff July 1996 - June 2003 Retired News Executive and Media Consultant Member
Betty J. Hudson July 1996 - June 2003 Senior Vice President Corporate Communications, The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc. Chair, July 2002 - June 2003
Ron Nessen July 1996 - June 2003 Program Host, Nostalgia Television Chair, July 2003 - June 2004
Stuart Revill July 1996 - June 2003 Former Assistant Managing Director, Australian Broadcasting Commission Member
Howard Rosenberg July 1996 - June 2003 TV Critic, Los Angeles Times Member
Sonia Manzano July 1997 - June 2001 Actress/Writer, Children’s Television Workshop Member
William F. Woo July 1997 - June 2003 Professor of Journalism, Department of Communication, Stanford University Member
Marlene Sanders July 1998 - June 2004 Professional-in-Resident, Media Studies Center Member
Danforth P. Fales July 2000 - June 2005 Media Consultant Member
Peter Fiddick July 2000 - June 2006 Meat Critic and Editor Chair, July 2005 - June 2006
Helen DeMichiel July 2001 - June 2007 National Director, National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture Member
Meryl Marshall-Daniels July 2001 - June 2007 President, Two Oceans Entertainment Group Chair, July 2006 - June 2007
Bel Hernandez July 2002 - June 2008 Co-Founder, LATINHEAT Magazine Member
Robert H. Levi July 2002 - June 2003 Entertainment Industry Programming & Distribution Consultant Member
Joanne Ostrow July 2002 - June 2005 TV/Radio Critic, The Denver Post Member
Johnathan Rodgers July 2002 - June 2003 Former President, Discovery Networks and President/CEO, Radio One-Comcast Television projects Member
Yuen-Ying Chan July 2003 - June 2009 Professor, Journalism & Media Studies Centre, Hong Kong University Member
Barbara Cochran July 2003 – present President, RTNDA Member
Rebecca Leet July 2003 - June 2007 President, Rebecca Leet Associates Member
Ron Simon July 2003 - June 2009 Curator, Television, The Museum of Television & Radio Chair, July 2008 - June 2009
Susan Douglas July 2004 - July 2010 Department Chair, Communication Studies, University of Michigan Chair, July 2009 - June 2010
Jonathan Estrin July 2004 - June 2009 Executive Vice President, American Film Institute Member
Raúl Garza July 2004 - June 2011 Sr. VP and Director, U.S. Diversity Communications Group, Hill & Knowlton, Inc. Chair, July 2010 - June 2011
Frazier Moore July 2004 - June 2010 TV Writer, Associated Press Member
Melanie McFarland July 2005 - June 2011 TV Critic, Seattle Post-Intelligencer Member
Dwight Ellis July 2006 - June 2008 President & CEO, Dwight Ellis & Associates Ltd. Member
Frank-Dieter Freiling July 2006 - June 2008 Senior Vice President, International Affairs, ZDF — German Television Member
Harry Jessell July 2006 - June 2011 Editor/Publisher, TVNewsday Member
Tim Brooks July 2007 - June 2013 Executive Vice President, Research, Lifetime Entertainment Services Member
Dr. Janet Murray July 2007 - June 2013 Director, Graduate Studies, School of Literature, Communication & Culture, Georgia Institute of Technology Member
Joe Urschel July 2007 - June 2013 Executive Director/Senior VP, The Newseum Chair, July 2011 - June 2013
Dr. Elizabeth Guider July 2008 - June 2014 Editor The Hollywood Reporter Member
Thomas Mattia July 2008 - June 2015 CCO, Yale University Chair, July 2013 - June 2015
Pamela Wallin July 2008 - June 2009 Senior Advisor on Canada-U.S. Relations to the President, Council of the Americas Member
Charlayne Hunter-Gault July 2009 - June 2015 Journalist Member
Allen Sabinson July 2009 - June 2015 Dean, Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University Member
Fred Young July 2009 – June 2016 Retired Senior Vice President, News, for Hearst-Argyle Television Chair, July 2015 - June 2016
Steve Bryant July 2010 – June 2016 Senior Curator (Television), BFI National Archive Member
Doreen Ringer-Ross July 2010 – June 2016 Vice President, Film-TV Relations, BMI Member
Maureen Ryan July 2010 – June 2016 Chief Television Critic, Variety Member
Dr. Barbie Zelizer July 2010 – June 2016 Raymond Williams Professor of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania Member
Eddie Garrett July 2011 – June 2017 Executive Vice President, Head of Strategy, Weber Shandwick Chair, July 2016 - June 2018
Marquita Pool-Eckert July 2011 – June 2017 Adjunct faculty, Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University Member
N. Bird Runningwater July 2011 – June 2017 Director, Native American Program, Sundance Institute Member
Eric Deggans July 2013 – June 2019 TV Critic, NPR Chair, July 2018 - June 2019
John Huey July 2013 – June 2018 Former Editor-in-Chief, Time, Inc. Member
Dr. Henry Jenkins July 2013 – present Provost’s Professor of Communications, Journalism, Cinematic Arts & Education, University of Southern California Member
Dr. Jonathan Gray July 2014 – present Professor, Media & Cultural Studies, Department of Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison Member
Martha Nelson July 2014 – present Former Editor-in-Chief of Time Inc. Chair, July 2019 - Present
Naibe Reynoso July 2014 – present Host and Producer, Ora TV Member
Simon Kilmurray July 2015 – present Executive Director, International Documentary Association Member
Monica Pearson July 2015 – present Former news anchor, WSB-TV, Atlanta Member
Marcy Carsey July 2016 – present TV Producer, Co-Founder, Carsey-Werner Company Member
Herman Gray July 2016 – present Emeritus Professor, Sociology, UC Santa Cruz Member
Kathy Im July 2016 – present Director of Journalism and Media; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Member
Kim Masters July 2016 – present Editor-at-Large, The Hollywood Reporter; Host, KCRW's "The Business" Member
Mark McKinnon July 2016 – present Television producer and political analyst Member
John Seigenthaler July 2016 – present Partner, DVL Seigenthaler and former anchor, NBC News Member
Mike Monello July 2017 – present Founder/Creative Director, Campfire Member
Lorraine Ali July 2018 – present TV Critic, The Los Angeles Times Member
Karen Hall July 2018 – present Veteran TV writer, producer, creative consultant Member
Wonya Lucas July 2018 – present President and CEO, Public Broadcasting Atlanta Member
Anne Sweeney July 2018 – present Former co-chair, Disney Media Networks, and president, Disney/ABC Television Group Member
Dana A. Heller November 2019 – present Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, Eastern Michigan University Member
Matt Zoller Seitz November 2019 – present TV Critic, New York Magazine Member

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "The Peabody Award Board of Jurors".