Jon Stewart will host the Peabody Awards ceremony June 5 in New York City, says The Hollywood Reporter.
"Jon Stewart will provide a refreshing combination of journalistic smarts and comic genius to our ceremony," Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards, said in the statement. "He has an enormous respect for the Peabody culture, so who better to host our landmark 65th anniversary celebration?"
Stewart is a two-time Peabody Award winner for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2000 and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart: Indecision 2004. Peabody Award winners for original broadcast, cablecast and webcast programs presented in 2005 will be announced via Webcast and satellite two months earlier on April 5 from the University of Georgia, according to a university news release. The awards, the oldest in broadcasting, are considered among the most prestigious and selective prizes in electronic media.