Peabodys get host Gibson

Honorees announced April 2

ABC News anchor Charles Gibson will host the 62nd George Foster Peabody Awards on May 19 at the Waldorf Astoria.

Gibson is stepping in for Barbara Walters, who was originally slated but will be out of the country on assignment.

Annual luncheon honors outstanding work in radio, television and new media. Honorees were announced April 2 and include HBO’s “Six Feet Under” and PBS’ “Frontline.”

Kudocast will air nationally for the first time on A&E on May 25.

Roster of previous hosts include Ted Koppel; Christiane Amanpour; and last year’s emcee, Walter Cronkite.

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