Honors & Awards

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Doug Levy produced a series for the Mutual Broadcasting System that won a Peabody Award for investigative journalism.

Doug’s work as an investigative journalist was recognized by multiple awards, including a Peabody Award for a radio news series that examined spending by celebrity charities. In the citation for this honor, the Peabody judges acknowledged that Doug and his team produced several top investigative reports during the period:

In the opinion of the Peabody Board, Charities That Give and Take was among the best of a number of excellent radio documentaries produced by Mutual in 1987. This is an intensive inquiry into the collection and disbursement of funds collected in recent “superstar” fundraising events. Spanning the globe from New York to London to Ethiopia, correspondent Paul Henderson, executive producer Craig Warner and producer Doug Levy conducted interviews and examined financial records in order to trace the flow of money and aid from donor to beneficiary. The result, presented in a 22-minute documentary as well as a series of daily reports, was the discovery that there was immense variation between the charities on amounts spent for overhead expenses, perquisites for event promoters, and most importantly, the amounts and kinds of relief provided to those in need. For an investigative report of great timeliness and importance, a Peabody Award to Mutual Broadcasting System for Charities That Give and Take.

Doug’s other honors include:

1977                Golden Mike Award, Radio-TV News Association of Southern California

1986                Armstrong Award for Broadcasting, Second Place

1987                Clarion Award for Best Documentary

1988                2 Gold Medals, International Radio Festival of New York

1988                Ohio State Award

1997                National Kidney Foundation Public Service Journalism Award

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