Peabody Awards Adds Former Time Inc. Editor-In-Chief Martha Nelson, Ora TV’s Naibe Reynoso to Board

The pair, along with University of Wisconsin professor Jonathan Gray, will help choose recipients of the 74th annual Peabody Awards

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Former Time Inc. Editor-In-Chief Martha Nelson, Ora TV host Naibe Reynoso and University of Wisconsin media and cultural studies professor Jonathan Gray have been added to the board of the Peabody Awards. The University of Georgia, which oversees the annual broadcasting awards, announced the news Monday.

Nelson — the first woman in Time Inc.’s 90-year history to hold the editor-in-chief title — exited the company in October 2013. She was also founding editor of InStyle magazine, and served as editor of People magazine, guiding the relaunch of

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Reynoso is an Emmy Award-winning, bilingual journalist in Los Angeles who currently works as a host and producer at Ora TV. Ora TV is a television production studio and on-demand digital network funded by América Móvil, the leading Latin American wireless service provider. Reynoso’s previous broadcasting work includes serving as a news and entertainment reporter for Univision, Reelz Channel and as a co-host of “HOLA! LA,” a morning talk television program on KCAL/KCBS in L.A.

“It is an honor and a great responsibility to be a new member of the George Foster Peabody Awards Board,” Reynoso told TheWrap on Monday. “I am very pleased that as a Latina, I can provide another perspective that can reflect the diverse entries received from all platforms.”

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Gray, a University of Wisconsin media and cultural studies professor, was named as the board’s third new member. He has authored nine books, and was co-editor of Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture from 2007 to 2012.

“Judging the great variety of electronic media materials that we receive is no easy task,” Jeffrey P. Jones, director of the Peabody Awards, said in a statement. “These three individuals bring tremendous experience in and knowledge of media across platforms, genres and formats.”

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Nelson, Reynoso and Gray will join veteran board members in April to choose the recipients of the 74th annual Peabody Awards. Established in 1940 and administered by the University of Georgia’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the Peabody Awards recognize excellence in TV, radio and web content. The award recipients will be announced in mid-April.