2017 Gerald Loeb Award Winners Press Release

UCLA Anderson School of Management Announces 2017 Gerald Loeb Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award Goes to Walt Mossberg, Nicholas Varchaver Receives Lawrence Minard Editor Award

NEW YORK (June 28, 2017) - Journalists from across the nation gathered tonight at Capitale for the 60thAnniversary Gerald Loeb Awards banquet where the 2017 winners were revealed. The Gerald Loeb Awards are among the highest honors in journalism, recognizing the work of journalists whose contributions illuminate the world of business, finance and the economy for readers and viewers around the world.

Judy D. Olian, dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation, welcomed Loeb Awards honorees and their guests. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC's Power Lunch, served as master of ceremonies. The ceremony also celebrated Gerald Loeb's legacy with historical footage of the Wall Street icon.

The Gerald Loeb Awards include two special awards for career contributions: the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Walt Mossberg, executive editor of The Verge and Editor-at-Large for Recode, and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which went to Fortune's assistant managing editor, Nicholas Varchaver. In addition, winners of 12 competition categories were named at the banquet.

The following is a list of the 2017 Loeb Award recipients.

Audio Winner
"Dov Charney's American Dream" by Lisa Chow, Kaitlin Roberts, Molly Messick, Bruce Wallace, Luke Malone, Simone Polanen, Alex Blumberg, and Alexandra Johnes for Gimlet Media

Beat Reporting Winner
"Big Money, Unlikely Donors" by David Zahniser, Emily Alpert Reyes, Joe Fox, and Len De Groot for Los Angeles Times

Breaking News Winner
"Saudi Aramco: The World's Most Valuable IPO" by Zanny Minton Beddoes, Henry Tricks, Anton La Guardia, Chris Lockwood, Edward McBride, and Nick Pelham for The Economist

Commentary Winner
"Creative Destruction: The Schumpeter Column" by Adrian Wooldridge for The Economist

Explanatory Winner
"Superbug Spreaders" by Natalie Obiko Pearson, Sharang Limaye, Jason Gale, Lydia Mulvany, Monte Reel, Stephanie Baker, Wenxin Fan, and Adi Narayan for Bloomberg News

Feature Winner
"Hot Mess: How Goldman Lost Libya's Money" by Matthew Campbell and Kit Chellel for Bloomberg Businessweek

Images/Graphics/Interactives Winner
"Business Visuals" by Larry Buchanan, Karen Yourish, Walt Bogdanich, Jacqueline Williams, Ana Graciela Mendez, Motoko Rich, Amanda Cox, Matthew Bloch, Quoctrung Bui, Matt A.V. Chaban, Jeremy White, and Nicholas Casey for The New York Times

International Winner
"Venezuela Undone" by Hannah Dreier and Ricardo Nunes for The Associated Press

Investigative Winners (tie)
"Dangerous Doses" by Sam Roe, Karisa King, and Ray Long for Chicago Tribune"Allegiant Air" by William R. Levesque, Nathaniel Lash, and Anthony Cormier for Tampa Bay Times

Local Winner
"Painkiller Profiteers" by Eric Eyre for Charleston Gazette-Mail

Personal Finance Winner
"The High Cost of Coping" by Taylor Tepper and Elizabeth O'Brien for MONEY Magazine

Video Winner
"Cosecha de Miseria (Harvest of Misery) & The Source" by Greg Gilderman, Marisa Venegas, Neil Katz, Solly Granatstein, Shawn Efran, Marcus Stern, Brandon Kieffer, John Carlos Frey, Monica Villamizar, and Manuel Iglesias Perez for Telemundo Network and Weather.com/The Weather Channel

Experience the 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and celebration by searching #LoebAwards on Twitter and Instagram.The board of trustees of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation and UCLA Anderson wish to thank all those who contributed to the success of the 2017 Loeb Awards. Platinum Sponsors: Bloomberg, Reuters, The New York Times; Gold Sponsor: Prudential; Silver Sponsors: Brunswick, Forbes, Fortune, Norman Pearlstine, Recode, The Verge, Vox Media, The Wall Street Journal, Yahoo!; Bronze Sponsors: Los Angeles Times, The Economist, The Washington Post, The Weather Channel, MUFG. For more information about the Loeb Awards, please visit the Loeb Awards website at http://www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu.

About The Gerald Loeb Awards

The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public. Distinguished journalists and outlets nationwide submit entries to compete for the most prestigious honor in business journalism. UCLA Anderson has been presenting The Gerald Loeb Awards since 1973 and the awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round and final round. The awards banquet and celebration is held in New York City every June and is attended by the country's top business and financial publishers, editors, journalists, producers and celebrities. The Gerald Loeb Awards is a 501(3)(c) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support. Follow The Gerald Loeb Awards on Twitter @LoebAwards.

About UCLA Anderson School of Management

UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, Master of Science in Business Analytics, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think In The Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter or on Facebook

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