Gerald Loeb Awards

June 28, 2011

UCLA Anderson Announces 2011 Gerald Loeb Award Winners

Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Steven Pearlstein; Hank Gilman receives Lawrence Minard Editor Award

NEW YORK, NY -- Journalists from across the nation gathered tonight at Capitale for the 2011 Gerald Loeb Awards Banquet. The 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, vice president for strategic editorial initiatives, served as master of ceremonies.

The Loeb Awards includes two special awards for career contributions: the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was given to Steven Pearlstein, associate editor and columnist for The Washington Post, and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which went to Hank Gilman, deputy managing editor of Fortune. In addition, winners of 13 competition categories were named at the banquet. Following is a list of the 2011 Loeb Awards recipients.

Large Newspapers Winners
Ben Casselman, Russell Gold, Douglas A. Blackmon, Vanessa O'Connell, Alexandra Berzon and Ana Campoy of The Wall Street Journal for "Deep Trouble."

Medium & Small Newspapers Winners (tie)
Michael J. Berens of The Seattle Times for "Seniors for Sale"; Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt of Minneapolis Star Tribune for "Hounded - Debtors and the New Breed of Collectors."

Magazines Winners
Amanda Bennett and Charles R. Babcock of Bloomberg Businessweek for "End-of-Life Warning at $618,616 Makes Me Wonder Was It Worth It."

Commentary Winner
Paul Krugman of The New York Times for "Paul Krugman Columns."

Breaking News Winners
Tom Lauricella, Peter A. McKay, Scott Patterson, Jenny Strasburg, Robin Sidel, Carolyn Cui and Mary Pilon of The Wall Street Journal for "Flash Crash."

Beat Reporting Winners
Daniel Golden, John Hechinger and John Lauerman of Bloomberg News for "Education Inc."

News Services Winner
David Evans of Bloomberg News for "Profiting From Fallen Soldiers."

Explanatory Winners
David Nicklaus and Tim Logan of St. Louis Post-Dispatch for "Edifice Complex."

Online Enterprise Winners
Julia Angwin, Emily Steel, Scott Thurm, Christina Tsuei, Paul Antonson, Jill Kirschenbaum and Jovi Juan of The Wall Street Journal for "What They Know."

Blogging Winner
Kara Swisher of All Things Digital for "Liveblogging Yahoo Earnings Calls in 2010 (They're Funny!)."

Personal Finance Winner
Ron Lieber of The New York Times for "Student Debt."

Television Enterprise Winners
Mitch Weitzner, Scott Cohn, Jeff Pohlman, Emily Bodenberg, Steven Banton and Gary Vandenbergh of CNBC for "Remington Under Fire: A CNBC Investigation."

Business Books Winner
Sebastian Mallaby of The Penguin Press for "More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite."

The board of trustees of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation and UCLA Anderson wishes to thank all those who contributed to the success of the 2011 Loeb Awards. Premium Platinum Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Platinum Sponsors: Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal; Gold Sponsor: CNBC; Silver Sponsors: Fleishman-Hillard, Fortune, The New York Times, The Washington Post; Bronze Sponsors: HBO, Los Angeles Times, Thomson Reuters; Loeb Associates: Financial Times, Minneapolis Star Tribune, USA Today; Official Hotel: Thompson LES. For more information about the Loeb Awards, please visit the Loeb Awards website at http://www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu.

Loeb Awards Final Judges
RAFAT ALI, Founder, PaidContent.org
AMANDA BENNETT, Executive Editor, Enterprise, Bloomberg News
MATTHEW BISHOP, New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
GENE BLOCH, Managing Editor, CNN New York
DAVID BOARDMAN, Executive Editor, The Seattle Times
CHRYSTIA FREELAND, Global Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters
JOHN HILLKIRK, Executive Editor, USA Today
LARRY KRAMER, Former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, CBS Marketwatch
GLENN KRAMON, Assistant Managing Editor, The New York Times
JOANNE LIPMAN, Columnist, Newsweek / Principal, Surrey Lane Media
TYLER MATHISEN, Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives, CNBC
MATT MURRAY, Deputy Managing Editor, National News, The Wall Street Journal
JUDY D. OLIAN, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management
ALLAN SLOAN, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune
RUSS STANTON, Editor, Los Angeles Times
PAUL STEIGER, Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
GILLIAN TETT, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
JONATHAN WALD, Executive Producer, Piers Morgan Tonight / Adjunct Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

About UCLA Anderson School of Management
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