Comedy Central fake news anchor and past Peabody honoree Jon Stewart emceed the Monday night ceremony that also included among the levity four awards recognizing TV news teams for Hurricane Katrina coverage, The Hollywood Reporter said Tuesday.
The winners of the awards, given annually by the University of Georgia for distinguished achievement and meritorious service" in the broadcast fields, were announced in April.
Stone and Parker kept their acceptance speech short and irreverent, The Reporter said.
The CNN News Group; "NBC Nightly News;" WLOX-TV, Biloxi, Miss.; and WWL-TV, New Orleans were awarded Peabodys for coverage of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.