Radio journalist Trey Kay produced the 2009 radio documentary The Great Textbook War, which was honored with a George Foster Peabody Award, a national Edward R. Murrow Award, and a duPont-Columbia Silver Baton. He also collaborated on a traveling exhibit called Books and Beliefs, a companion piece for documentary. In 2005, Kay shared in another Peabody for his contribution to Studio 360’s “American Icons: Moby Dick” program.
His work has been recognized with two New York Festivals Awards: “I’m Not A Doctor, But I Play One At The Holiday Inn” (This American Life) and “A Beautiful Symphony of Brotherhood: A Musical Journey in the Life of Martin Luther King, Jr.” (WNYC and NPR). He has been an associate producer for “News Wars: Secrets, Sources and Spin,” a two-hour report for PBS Frontline. Kay produced segments for Marketplace, Weekend America, Day to Day, Morning Edition, and The Next Big Thing.
Kay is currently developing a new public radio program, This Is The Thing, which will feature Alec Baldwin as host. Kay graduated from Ohio University and teaches journalism at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY.
During his Spencer Fellowship year he plans to research and report for a radio documentary about the 40-year over curriculum and textbooks in Texas and why decisions made in that state affect children all over the country.