Thirty-eight recipients of the 71st Annual Peabody Awards were presented with awards on May 21, 2012 at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. The winners were chosen by the Peabody board as the best in electronic media for the year 2011. Sir Patrick Stewart Emceed. Anderson was part of two of the three awards CNN received ~
• CNN’s Reporting of the Arab Spring including Worldwide Coverage: Egypt –Wave of Discontent and Uprising in Libya (CNN)
With seasoned correspondents already stationed throughout the Middle East, CNN was prepared when revolution began to leap like wildfire across the region.
• CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute (CNN, CNN International, CNN Espanol)
The star-studded, televised tribute is the culmination of a year-long effort to identify and reward 10 people from around the world who’ve made truly significant differences in the lives of others.