2006 Lifetime Acheivement Award Honoree
Founding Financial Editor
Myron Kandel was one of the organizing executives of CNN, serving as financial editor and economic commentator for 25 years until his retirement last year. He previously had a long career in print journalism, as a reporter for The New York Times, as the financial editor of the Washington Star, the New York Herald Tribune and the New York Post, as a foreign correspondent, syndicated columnist and editor of the New York Law Journal.
He began his news career as a copy boy at The Times, working nights while completing his senior year at Brooklyn College and earning a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He later taught at Columbia and the City College of New York. In 2000, TJFR, a media publication, named him one of the 10 most influential business journalists of the 20th century.
He has been president of five journalism organizations, including the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, and has received honorary doctorates from Washington & Jefferson College in Pennsylvania, Bethany College in West Virginia and Franklin Pierce College in New Hampshire. Last year he helped create the New Hampshire-based Initiative for Corporate Responsibility and Investor Protection and serves as its president.
Myron Kandel (right) receiving his award
from presenter Kenneth Jautz (left) of CNN