2001 Lifetime Achievement Award Honoree
Wall Street Editor
Allan Sloan, Newsweek’s Wall Street editor, has won numerous awards and honors in his 30-year business writing career. Sloan, who joined Newsweek in March of 1995, is a five-time winner of the Gerald Loeb Award, business journalism’s highest honor. He has won Loebs in three different categories in three different decades for four different employers. He has won Loeb awards at Newsweek, Forbes, and the Free Press, and two at Newsday, where he also won the John Hancock Award for excellence in business and financial journalism.
Sloan is a contributor to Public Radio International’s “Marketplace,” whose “Sloan Sessions” are broadcast on Monday mornings, and frequently appears as a commentator on the PBS television program, “Nightly Business Report.” His Newsweek columns also appear in the Washington Post.
In addition to his Loeb and Hancock awards, Sloan’s honors include being named regularly to lists of the nation’s most-influential and most-respected business journalists. He was named an alumnus of the year in 1999 by the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Before joining Newsweek, Sloan was a columnist at Newsday, where his column was syndicated nationally to newspapers including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Dallas Morning News, the Los Angeles Times, the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Arizona Republic, and the Denver Post. From 1984 to 1988 he was a senior editor for Forbes magazine. Prior to that, he was a staff writer for Money magazine (1982-84), an associate editor for Forbes (1979-81) and a business reporter for the Detroit Free Press (1972-78). His business writing career began at the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer in 1969, where he also worked briefly as a sports writer.
Sloan, a native of Brooklyn, received an M.S. from the Columbia Journalism School in 1967 and a B.A. from Brooklyn College in 1966. He attended the Seminary College of the Jewish Theological Seminary for two years while he was an undergraduate at Brooklyn College.
He and his wife live in New Jersey. They have three grown children.