George Foster Peabody Awards

Local affiliates that have won a George Foster Peabody Award since 2000 sorted by call sign.

  • KCNC – “How Far Will the Army Go?” a report revealing how U.S. Army recruitment officers instruct potential recruits on how to falsify school grades, diplomas, and drug tests (2005)
  • KHOU – “Evidence of Errors” (2003)
  • KHOU – “Treading on Danger,” an investigation of failures of Firestone tires on Ford vehicles (2000)
  • KHOU – “Under Fire,” a report revealing gender discrimination and corruption within the Texas National Guard (2009)
  • KING – “Hanford’s Dirty Secrets“, which revealed nuclear waste leaks and mismanagement at the Hanford Site (2013)
  • KING – “Their Crime, Your Dime“, an investigation of food stamp and welfare scams (2011)
  • KLAS – “Crossfire: Water, Power and Politics,” a documentary that examined the effect of plans to pump water from rural Nevada to the Las Vegas area (2008)
  • KLAS – “Desert Underwater“, a series of reports on the housing crisis in Las Vegas and its effects (2011)
  • KMEX – “15% of the United States”, a series of reports dealing with issues of the Latino community (2005)
  • KMGH – “Failing the Children: Deadly Mistakes,” which uncovered systemic inadequacies (and tragic results) in the Denver area foster care system (2008)
  • KMGH – “Honor and Betrayal: Scandal at the Academy” (2003)
  • KMGH – “Investigating the Fire“, an examination of a controlled burn by the Colorado State Forest Service and its deadly impact (2012)
  • KNBC – “Burning Questions,” a report exposing environmental concerns at a large commercial/residential building project (2005)
  • KNXV – “Ford Escape: Exposing a Deadly Defect“, an investigation that revealed an acceleration problem in the vehicle in question (2012)
  • KNXV – “Security Risks at Sky Harbor,” a report revealing TSA lapses at the Phoenix airport (2007)
  • KPHO – “Toxic Secrets“, a report on the effects of buried Agent Orange drums at a US Army Base in South Korea (2011)
  • KPRC – “DNA Protects Men of Dishonor,” an investigation into prevention of DNA evidence being used in rape cases in the US Military (2002)
  • KSTP – “Who Killed Doc?” an investigation into how a Minnesota sailor’s death in Iraq was ill-explained (2010)
  • KTVU – Award for the station’s coverage of the BART Police shooting of Oscar Grant, its aftermath and investigation (2009)
  • WBAL – Chesapeake Bay Pollution Investigation. (2004)
  • WBZ – Joint honor (TV/Radio) or the stations’ coverage of the Boston Marathon bombings and subsequent investigation and manhunt (2013)
  • WCNC – “Medicaid Dental Centers Investigation” (2003)
  • WCPO – Visions of Vine Street, an “I-Team” documentary profiling the Cincinnati thoroughfare and the adjacent Over-the-Rhine neighborhood (the epicenter of an April 2001 riot) and the issues that affect the area (2001)
  • WESH – “Building Homes: Building Problems” (2003)
  • WEWS – “Operation Deep Freeze“, a report on United States Navy personnel exposed to radiation at a base in Antarctica (2011)
  • WFAA – “Bitter Lessons”, an investigation into government-funded career schools (2010)
  • WFAA – “Fake Drugs, Real Lives,” a series of reports revealing contrived drug cases investigated by Dallas police (2002)
  • WFAA – “State of Denial” (2004)
  • WFAA – Award for the investigative reports “Money for Nothing” (probe of fraudulent loans made by the Export-Import Bank of the United States), “The Buried and the Dead” (health and safety hazards of underground gas couplings), “Television Justice” (how the Murphy Police Dept. accommodated NBC’s To Catch a Predator stings), and “Kinder Prison” (treatment of women and children detained at a federal immigration facility) (2007)
  • WFLD – Award for the station’s coverage of the fatal beating of Derrion Albert and its website’s complimentary content (2009)
  • WISN – “Sounding the Alarm,” a report revealing the lack of effectiveness of smoke alarms on children (2002)
  • WITI – “The Bully Project” (2004)
  • WJXT – Behind Closed Doors, a documentary examining treatment of domestic violence victims (2000)
  • WLOX – Coverage of Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • WNYC – Award for the Radio Rookies Project (2005)
  • WSLS – Award for the station’s breaking news coverage of the shootings at Virginia Tech and its immediate aftermath (2007)
  • WTAE – “Fight for Open Records,” a series of reports revealing mismanagement and fund misappropriation within the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association; the reports occurred only after a lengthy battle to have PHEAA financial records opened (2007)
  • WTHR – “Investigating the IRS“, an examination of how illegal immigrants bilked Internal Revenue Service in tax refunds (2012)
  • WTHR – “Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs?” an investigation into job creation claims by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation (2010)
  • WTHR – Award for the investigative reports “Prescription Privacy” (inadequate disposal of customer prescription records by pharmacies) and “Cause for Alarm” (condition of tornado sirens in central Indiana) (2006)
  • WTNH – Award for an investigative report revealing defective parts on UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopters (2006)
  • WTVF – “Friends in High Places” (2004)
  • WTVF – “Questions of Influence,” a series of reports and a primetime special revealing Tennessee state officials’ involvement in shady business deals (2013)
  • WVIT – Award for the station’s breaking news coverage of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting (2012)
  • WVUE – “Louisiana Purchased“, an investigation into campaign financing in Louisiana (2013)
  • WWL – Award for a series of reports exposing questionable financial practices by the New Orleans Affordable Homeownership program (2008)
  • WWL – Coverage of Hurricane Katrina (2005)
  • WYFF – “Paul’s Gift,” which examined the process of organ donation after a donor’s death (2009)