Peabody Awards Creates First Advisory Board

Bob Greenblatt

The board of 24 people comprises some of the biggest names in the film and television industry.

The Peabody Awards has created its first ever board of advisors, comprised of some of the most prominent people in the entertainment and media industries. 

The 24 members of the newly created board will advise Peabody Director Dr. Jeffrey P. Jones and his staff.  As well as the creation of the the board, five new committees have also been established: Branding and Mission; the Peabody Archives and Endowments; Original Content and Programming; Internationalization: and Events (including the Awards Show and 75th Anniversary Celebration). Members of the board will sit on the various committees.

The board of advisors will, however, be distinct and separate from the Peabodys’ traditional board of jurors who judge and award the prestigious Awards for excellence in electronic media.

Dr. Jones said: “When I was selected as Director of the Peabody Awards, I recognized a need to align our organization more closely with the extraordinarily experienced and talented leadership of the entertainment and media worlds.”  

He added: “They have resources and knowledge that will help us realize the exciting plans we have for Peabody. I am deeply appreciative of their desire to serve our organization and contribute their valuable time and insight.”

The members of the board of advisors in alphabetical order are:
Dick Askin, President and CEO, Askin & Company, Inc. 
Neal Baer, principal, Baer Bones, Inc. 
Kevin Beggs, Chairman, Lionsgate Television
Emerson Coleman, Chairman, programming, Hearst Television.
Stephen Davis, Executive Vice president and Chief Content Officer, Hasbro Studios and Global Entertainment
Nancy Dubuc, President and CEO, A&E Networks
Michele Ganeless, President, Comedy Central
Cliff Gilbert-Lurie, Senior Partner, Ziffren Brittenham LLP
Bob Greenblatt, Chairman, NBC Entertainment
Paula Kerger, President and CEO, Public Broadcasting Service
Roma Khanna, President, Television Group, MGM
Isaac Lee, President, News, Univision
Paul Lee, President, ABC Entertainment Group
Michael Lombardo, President, Programming, HBO
Steve Mosko, President, Sony Pictures Television
David Nevins, President, Showtime Networks, Inc
Bruce M. Ramer, Partner, Gang, Tyre, Ramer & Brown
Rick Rosen, Board Member, Head of Television, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Ted Sarandos, Chief Content Officer, Netflix
Bradley Siegel, President, TVOne
David Stapf, President, CBS Television Studios
Dana Walden, Co-Chairman/CEO, Fox Television Group
Joe Uva, Chairman, NBC Universal, Hispanic Enterprises and Content
Cyma Zarghami, President, Nickelodeon and MTV Networks Kids & Family Group