2015 Preliminary Judges

2015 PRELIMINARY JUDGES

A committee of preliminary judges, consisting of business journalists and faculty members of UCLA Anderson, is assigned to each competition category. These committees review all entries and select finalists in their category to be submitted to the panel of final judges.


Beat Reporting

GREG BOROWSKI*
Senior Editor, Projects, Investigations & Politics
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

JESSE EISINGER
Senior Reporter
ProPublica

CARTER EVANS*
News Correspondent
CBS News

SCOTT MCGREW
Technology & Business Reporter
NBC Bay Area

STEPHEN WEST
Editor & Deputy Bureau Chief, San Francisco
Bloomberg News

JACOB YOUNG*
Managing Editor
Wired

Breaking News
DEBRA BIRNBAUM*
Executive Editor
Variety

RUSS BRITT
Los Angeles Bureau Chief
MarketWatch

AMANDA DRURY*
Co-Anchor, CNBC's Street Signs
CNBC

MICHELE GERSHBERG*
Deputy Companies News Editor, Americas
Reuters

MARY MILLIKEN
U.S. Media Editor
Thomson Reuters

Commentary
WILLIAM BARRETT
Freelance Journalist & Author

BECKY BISBEE
Business Editor
The Seattle Times

PETER GOODMAN
Executive Business Editor
The Huffington Post

NINA GREGORY
Senior Editor, Arts Desk
NPR

KATHY TULUMELLO
Business Editor
The Arizona Republic & azcentral.com

Explanatory
KEITH CHROSTOWSKI*
Assistant Managing Editor, Business
The Kansas City Star

THOMAS KUPPER
Senior Business Editor
Minneapolis Star Tribune

ROBERT MCGOUGH
Senior Business Editor
Newsday

JOHN SIMONS
Business Editor
International Business Times

KATHY WARBELOW
Freelance Journalist

Feature
HENRY DUBROFF
Editor
Pacific Coast Business Times

CHUCK HAWKINS
New York Political Editor, National News
The Wall Street Journal

MATT KRANTZ
Financial Markets Reporter
USA Today

LAUREN RUBLIN
Deputy Managing Editor
Barron's

MARK VAMOS
William J. O'Neil Chair in Business Journalism
Southern Methodist University

Images/Visuals
DIANE HARRIS

Editor
Money Magazine

MICHELLE LEDER
Editor & Founder
Footnoted.com

JEREMY OLSHAN*
Editor-in-Chief
MarketWatch (WSJ)

CHRIS PALMERI
Reporter
Bloomberg News

GABRIELLA STERN
Deputy Managing Editor
The Wall Street Journal Digital Network

KARA SWISHER
Co-Executive Editor
All Things Digital


International

JOHN ARTHUR
Freelance Journalist

GABRIEL KAHN
Professor of Professional Practice
USC Annenberg School

FRANCINE MCKENNA
Freelance Journalist
Forbes & reTheAuditors.com

HOWARD GOLD
Columnist/Founder
MarketWatch/GoldenEgg

BEN HALLMAN*
Senior Finance Writer
The Huffington Post

BERNARD WOLFSON
Business Editor
Orange County Register

Investigative
SANDRA BLOCK
Senior Associate Editor
Kiplinger's Personal Finance

LAUREN BLUM*
West Coast Correspondent
The Economist

IANTHE DUGAN
Staff Writer
The Wall Street Journal

LEIGH GALLAGHER*
Assistant Managing Editor
Fortune

EVELYN LARRUBIA*
Assistant Managing Editor for News
Southern California Public Radio

STEPHEN TROUSDALE*
Business Editor
San Jose Mercury News

Local
JOHN CORRIGAN
Assistant Managing Editor, Arts & Entertainment
Los Angeles Times

JOHN EMSHWILLER
Senior Special Writer
The Wall Street Journal

VINDU GOEL
Technology Reporter
The New York Times

WINNIE O'KELLEY
Executive Editor
Bloomberg

MICHAEL SICONOLFI
Senior Editor
The Wall Street Journal

Personal Finance
JEFFREY DANIELS
Producer
CNBC-TV

LAURA GOLDBERG
Business Editor
Houston Chronicle

JAMES GRANELLI
Deputy Business Editor
Los Angeles Times

HEATHER LANDY*
Global News Editor
Quartz

WENDY LEE
Technology Reporter
San Francisco Chronicle

STEPHEN WISNEFSKI
Head of Real-Time News
The Wall Street Journal

Video/Audio
TOM GARA*
Business Editor
Buzzfeed News

DONNA HOWELL
Editor & Technology Reporter
Investor's Business Daily

ROD KURTZ*
Editor-at-Large
OPEN Forum

DEAN MURPHY
Business Editor
The New York Times

LARRY REIBSTEIN
Editor-at-Large
Bloomberg News

JON WOLMAN
Editor & Publisher
The Detroit News


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