Annual Peabody Ceremony postponed due to coronavirus

The event will be held at a ‘more appropriate time’

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The annual Peabody Ceremony was slated to make its Los Angeles debut on June 18, but it will have to wait for the time being.

Peabody announced earlier this year that the event, which has traditionally been held in New York, would make the move to Hollywood for the first time. While the show will eventually go on, the ceremony has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns.

"The safety of guests, staff, as well as partners involved in the annual ceremony remains top priority and as such, Peabody is monitoring the situation to determine a more appropriate time to host the ceremony," according to the announcement.

The Peabody program is based at the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. The awards recognize excellence in TV, radio and journalism, among other categories.

The statement notes that jurors typically meet face-to-face to determine the nominees and winners, so “the timeline for those announcements are also under review.”

“Peabody will continue working with all partners on a revised release schedule of nominees and winners and new ceremony date, with the hope of announcing both soon,” the statement reads.