WGBH awards


WGBH has been recognized with hundreds of honors over the years — Emmys, Peabodys, duPont-Columbia Awards, even two Academy Awards. In 2002, a special Peabody Award cited WGBH’s 50 years of service to the community, the nation, and the world. Our most recent honors, listed here, are a testament to your tremendous support. Take a bow; we couldn't do it without you!

Television awards

Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award

Frontline—Rape in the Fields (WGBH co-production with U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Investigative Reporting, and Univision)

Golden Globe Award

Masterpiece—Downton Abbey: Maggie Smith (best supporting actress)

Emmy® Awards: National Academy Of Television Arts & Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award

David Fanning (executive producer, Frontline)

Emmy® Awards: Creative Arts

Masterpiece—Downton Abbey (original dramatic score)

Emmy® Awards: News And Documentary

American Experience—Jesse Owens Frontline—Big Sky, Big Money (WGBH co-production with American Public Media’s Marketplace and ProPublica)
Frontline—Inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown
Frontline—Money, Power and Wall Street
Frontline—Opium Brides
Frontline—The Battle for Syria
Frontline—The Interrupters
Frontline—Fall Preview: How Come?

AAAS Kavli Science Journalism Award

Nova ScienceNow

AFO Award (Academia Film Olomouc, Czech Republic)

Nova—Hunting the Elements

Chicago International Film Festival Award

American Experience—Clinton and The Amish

Cine Golden Eagle Awards

America ReFramed (5 awards) (WGBH co-production with American Documentary, Inc.)
American Experience (1 award) Nova (3 awards)

Columbus International Film & Video Festival Chris Award

American Experience—Death and the Civil War and Silicon Valley

George Polk Award

Frontline—Money, Power and Wall Street

Impact Media Award

American Experience (outstanding achievement for 25 years)

Investigative Reporting and Editors Award

Frontline—Big Sky, Big Money

Massachusetts Cultural Council Commonwealth Award

Jared Bowen

Overseas Press Club Award

Frontline—A Perfect Terrorist: David Coleman Headley’s Web of Betrayal
Frontline—Opium Brides

Parents’ Choice Seal Honors

High School Quiz Show

Robert F. Kennedy Book and Journalism Award

Frontline—Poor Kids

Screen Actors Guild Award

Masterpiece—Downton Abbey

S.E.T. Award (Science, Engineering, Technology)

Nova—40th season

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

Frontline—Endgame: AIDS in Black America

Taste Award

Moveable Feast with Fine Cooking (best new series)

Telly Awards

Antiques Roadshow (1 award)
Broadway or Bust (3 awards)
High School Quiz Show (2 awards)
Rough Cut: Woodworking with Tommy Mac (1 award)
Simply Ming (1 award)

Writers Guild of America Award

Frontline—Money, Power and Wall Street

Radio awards

European School of Oncology Award

PRI’s The World—Cancer’s New Battleground: The Developing World (WGBH co-production with PRI and BBC World Service)

Massachusetts/Rhode Island Associated Press Awards

89.7 WGBH (3 awards for investigative, feature, and hard-news reporting)

National Academy of Sciences & Engineering/Institute of Medicine Communication Award

PRI’s The World—Cancer’s New Battleground: The Developing World

New York Festivals International Radio Programs & Promos Awards

89.7 WGBH—Underground Trade: From Boston to Bangkok (2 awards)

Public Radio News Director Association Award

89.7 WGBH—MBTA Focus Series

Society of Environmental Journalists Award

PRI’s The World (environmental beat reporting)

Web/digital awards

Banff World Media Award

Frontline—Targeting the Electorate

Cynopsis Kids !magination Award

Design Squad Nation

Davey Award

American Experience (education)

Parents’ Choice Seal Honors

Martha Speaks apps (Story Maker, Word Spinner)

Parents’ Choice Web Awards

Peep and the Big Wide World (3 gold, 2 silver)

Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award

Frontline—Big Sky, Big Money

Software & Information Industry Association CODiE Awards

PBS LearningMedia (2 awards)

International Academy of Visual Arts’ W3 Awards

American Experience—The Abolitionist Map of America (interactive media/ education)
American Experience (education) Medal Quest: American Athletes and the Paralympics (2 gold)

Webby Award

Frontline website
Frontline—Targeting the Electorate