2016 Final Judges


A diverse and distinguished panel of final judges, representing major print and broadcast outlets, meets and selects the winner in each of the 11 competition categories from among finalists submitted by the preliminary judges and chooses the career achievement honorees. The dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management chairs the panel.

Stephen Adler

Editor-in-Chief, Reuters

Alan Murray

Editor, Fortune

David Boardman

Dean of the School of Media and Communications, Temple University

Matt Murray*

Deputy Managing Editor, International News and Money & Investing, The Wall Street Journal

Kevin Delaney 

Editor-in-Chief & President, Quartz

Judy D. Olian

Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management

Larry Kramer

Director, Gannett Co., Inc.


Melanie Sill 

Vice President of Content, Southern California Public Radio

Joanne Lipman

Adviser, Yahoo! Media
Executive Producer, NYPR


Andy Serwer

Editor-in-Chief, Yahoo Finance

Davan Maharaj

Editor, Los Angeles Times

Liz Spayd

Editor-in-Chief, Columbia Journalism Review


Tyler Mathisen

Co-anchor, Power Lunch
Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives, CNBC

Paul Steiger

Executive Chairman, ProPublica


  Matthew Winkler

Editor-in-Chief Emeritus and Founder, Bloomberg News



*Photo Courtesy of Ozier Muhammad/The New York Times

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