THR's Kim Masters Among Peabody Awards' Juror Appointees

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The THR editor-at-large is among those who have joined the board of jurors.

The Peabody Awards is adding to its board of jurors.

The Hollywood Reporter's editor-at-large Kim Masters, as well as TV producer Marcy Carsey, professor Herman Gray, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation director Kathy Im, The Circus co-creator Mark McKinnon and former NBC News anchor John Seigenthaler have been appointed to the board.

In addition, the Peabody Awards of Georgia on Thursday announced that entries for this year's submissions will open on Oct. 13 and run through Jan. 9. The 76th annual Peabody Awards will then be unveiled next spring.

Named for American businessman and philanthropist George Peabody, the Peabody Awards recognize distinguished public service by U.S. TV and radio stations, networks, online media, producing organizations and individuals.  

Last year's winners included David Letterman, The Daily Show With Jon Stewart, Marvel's Jessica Jones, Master of None, Mr. Robot, Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel, The Jinx, The Leftovers, UnREAL, Transparent and Wolf Hall.

The existing board of jurors includes: Eric Deggans, NPR TV critic; Eddie Garrett (chair), executive vp and head of strategy for Weber Shandwick; Jonathan Gray, professor of media and cultural studies at University of Wisconsin-Madison; John Huey, former editor-in-chief of TIME Inc.; Henry Jenkins, professor of communication, journalism, cinematic arts and education at University of Southern California; Simon Kilmurry, executive director of the International Documentary Association; Martha Nelson, global editor-in-chief of Yahoo Media; Monica Pearson, radio show host, columnist and retired WSB-TV news anchor; Marquita Pool-Eckert, former senior producer of CBS Sunday Morning; Naibe Reynoso, host and producer for Ora TV; and Bird Runningwater, director, Native American and Indigenous Program at Sundance Institute.