CINCINNATI – Award-winning comedian, actor, producer and writer Hasan Minhaj will serve as host for the 69th Scripps Howard Awards, honoring the year’s best American journalism.
The prestigious awards show will air June 12 during a special program at 8 p.m. ET on Newsy, the national news network owned by The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP).
Minhaj is a two-time Peabody Award-winning comedian known for his Netflix special “Homecoming King” and political satire show “Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj,” which earned him a Peabody, an Emmy and a Television Academy Honor. Previously, Minhaj was a senior correspondent on “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.” In 2017, he headlined the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner.
Minhaj is the co-founder and chief executive officer for 186K Films that will produce its first feature “For The Culture” with Amazon Studios. He is co-writing the script with Prashanth Venkataramanujam and will star in the film.
The Scripps Howard Awards focus on high-impact reporting. A panel of veteran journalists and media leaders selected the 2021 finalists from more than 800 entries across 15 categories. The Scripps Howard Foundation will present $170,000 in prize money to the winning news organizations and journalists.
You can watch the Scripps Howard Awards on Newsy free through a digital antenna, streaming devices, video platforms, smart televisions and mobile. For information on where to watch Newsy over-the-air in your city, visit Newsy’s website.
Media contact: Molly Miossi, The E.W. Scripps Company, 513-977-3713, [email protected]
About the Scripps Howard Foundation
The Scripps Howard Foundation supports philanthropic causes important to The E.W. Scripps Company (NASDAQ: SSP) and the communities it serves, with a special emphasis on journalism education, excellence in journalism and childhood literacy. At the crossroads of the classroom and the newsroom, the Foundation is a leader in supporting journalism through scholarships, internships, minority recruitment and development and First Amendment causes. The Scripps Howard Awards stand as one of the industry’s top honors for outstanding journalism, and the Foundation’s annual “If You Give a Child a Book …” childhood literacy campaign has distributed more than 500,000 new books to children in need across the nation since 2017. In support of its mission to create a better-informed world, the Foundation also partners with Scripps brands to create awareness of local issues and support impactful organizations to drive solutions that help build thriving communities.