Peabody Awards Ceremony to Air June 2 on Both PBS and Fusion - NBC Chicago

Peabody Awards Ceremony to Air June 2 on Both PBS and Fusion

"Parks and Recreation" star Rashida Jones will host the event



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    In this Feb. 26, 2017 file photo, Rashida Jones arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Beverly Hills, Calif. Jones is hosting the 76th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony, which will be televised on both PBS and Fusion on June 2.

    The Peabody Awards says it has partnered with PBS and the Fusion network for a special TV broadcast of the 76th Annual Peabody Awards Ceremony.

    The red-carpet event will take place May 20 in New York. A joint broadcast of that program is scheduled to air June 2. The collaboration marks the first time the awards ceremony will be telecast on both national broadcast and cable television. Rashida Jones, who appeared in the Peabody-winning "Parks and Recreation," will serve as the evening's host.

    The 30 winners, representing the best in electronic media, will be revealed in a series of announcements beginning April 12.

    Founded in 1940, the Peabody Awards are based at the University of Georgia.

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