Star Trek: The Next Generation‘s Sir Patrick Stewart is set to host the Peabody Awards this May.
“Patrick Stewart, the first actor to host the Peabody Awards Presentation Luncheon, brings a career that perfectly illustrates the breadth of the Peabody Award,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards at the University of Georgia.
“He starred in Star Trek: The Next Generation, which was recognized with a Peabody in 1987,” said Newcomb. “Just last year, he gave us his superb Macbeth, another Peabody Award-winning production. The Peabody recognizes excellence in journalism and news, documentary and public service, and in all forms of entertainment in electronic media. We are truly honored to have Sir Patrick as our host.”
The Peabody Awards recognize excellence and meritorious work by radio and television stations, networks, webcasters, producing organizations and individuals.
The 71st Peabody Awards will be held this year on May 21 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.