Bob Simon, Christine Romans, Allan Chernoff and Maria Bartiromo

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UCLA Anderson Announces Prominent Lineup of Presenters for 2010 Gerald Loeb Awards

Bob Simon, Christine Romans, Allan Chernoff and Maria Bartiromo slated to present

WHAT: The 2010 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism will feature some of the broadcast industry's most highly regarded journalists as presenters. Representatives from the nation's most renowned news outlets, including CBS, CNBC, CNN, and Bloomberg, will be presenting awards to business editors and journalists who have made significant contributions to the understanding of business, finance and the economy.

WHO: Presenters Include:

  • Maria Bartiromo, CNBC - News Anchor of "Closing Bell" and Host/Managing Editor of "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo"
  • Allan Chernoff, CNN - Senior Correspondent
  • Tom Keene, Bloomberg - Editor-at-Large at Bloomberg News; Host of "Bloomberg on the Economy" and "Bloomberg Surveillance" on Bloomberg Radio
  • Melissa Lee, CNBC - Host of "Fast Money" and "Options Action"
  • Betty Liu, Bloomberg - News Anchor of "In the Loop with Betty Liu"
  • Christine Romans, CNN - Host of "Your $$$$$" and Correspondent for "American Morning"
  • Bob Simon, CBS - Correspondent for "60 Minutes"

WHEN: Tuesday, June 29, 2010

  • 6:00pm - Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00pm - Dinner & Awards

WHERE: Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, NY 10013

Betty Liu is the anchor of Bloomberg Television's In the Loop with Betty Liu, a daily business morning news program that covers the opening of U.S. markets and financial, economic and political news from around the world. In the Loop with Betty Liu prepares viewers for the trading day with actionable interviews and insight from top business leaders and trusted coverage of market-moving data and analysis for investors.

Liu has interviewed numerous prominent newsmakers for Bloomberg Television including Berkshire Hathaway Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett, media pioneer Ted Turner, former General Electric Chairman and CEO Jack Welch and Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein.

Liu brings an award-winning wealth of experience in print, radio and television to her role. Before joining Bloomberg Television in 2007, she was an anchor and correspondent for CNBC Asia in Hong Kong and before that, Liu served as the Atlanta bureau chief for The Financial Times where her coverage of the largest Fortune 500 companies based in the South earned her a spot on TJFR's "Top 30 business journalists under 30 list" three years in a row. The Financial Times also nominated her for a Pulitzer Prize in 2000 for her series of articles on immigrant labor in the South.

Earlier in her career, Liu was the Taiwan bureau chief for Dow Jones Newswires - the youngest ever in Asia - and a Hong Kong-based regional correspondent for the newswire. In 1997, she received a Dow Jones Newswires Award for her coverage of the Asian financial crisis.

Betty Liu published her first book, a financial lifestyle guide entitled Age Smart: Discovering the Fountain of Youth at Midlife and Beyond, in 2006.

A native of Philadelphia, Liu graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.

Tom Keene is an editor-at-large at Bloomberg News, a host on Bloomberg Radio, and a contributor on Bloomberg Television.

Keene serves as co-host of Bloomberg Surveillance with Ken Prewitt and hosts Bloomberg on the Economy. Both programs, available on Bloomberg Radio and via podcast on "Tom Keene on Demand" at, provide interviews with respected economists, analysts, authors, and politicians discussing the day's news in economics, finance, and investment.

In addition to his radio responsibilities, Keene provides economic and investment perspective to Bloomberg Television and to Bloomberg's various news divisions. Keene also founded the "Chart of the Day" article, available on the Bloomberg Professional Service.

Keene is editor of Flying on One Engine: The Bloomberg Book of Master Market Economists, published in 2005. (Two chapters appeared in the CFA Institute curriculum.)

Tom Keene is a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is enrolled in courses at the external programme at the London School of Economics. Keene is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute, the National Association for Business Economics, and the Economic Club of New York.

Bob Simon, the most honored journalist in international reporting, has been contributing regularly to "60 Minutes" since 1996.

He was also a correspondent for all seven seasons of "60 Minutes II," from January 1999 to June 2005, after which he became a full-time "60 Minutes" correspondent. The 2009-10 season is his 14th on the broadcast.

He has covered virtually every major foreign story in the last three decades and has accumulated scores of major awards along the way. His remarkable career was recognized with a Lifetime Achievement Emmy in September 2003. In 2005, Simon was the first journalist to interview to Elian Gonzalez, the Cuban boy at the center of the international incident between his country and the U.S. government, five years after his ordeal.

Simon's news magazine work has won him nine of his 23 Emmy awards, the latest five for "The King of Sushi," on the over fishing of bluefin tuna; "Curveball," the investigation of the Iraqi defector who provided the faulty testimony that eventually led America to war; "The Oil Sands" (2006), about extracting petroleum from Canada's sand pits, "The Sea Gypsies" (2005), a report on the island-dwelling Moken peoples of Southeast Asia, and "Aftershock" (2005), about paramedics saving lives after an earthquake in Pakistan.

Other winners broadcast on the Sunday edition are his profile of Italian actor-director Roberto Benigni (1999) and "Dirty War" (2000), a report about the Argentine government's murderous campaign against dissidents. While at "60 Minutes II," Simon received an Emmy Award (2000) and an Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award (2001) for "Shame of Srebrenica," a report on heinous acts of genocide in Europe, and another Emmy Award (2000) for "The Lost Children," a report on orphaned children shipped to Australia. He also received an Emmy Award (2001) and an IRE certificate (2001) for his investigation into the fate of a Navy pilot shot down in Operation Desert Storm. Simon has been honored with a Peabody Award (2000) for "a body of work by an outstanding international journalist on a diverse set of critical global issues." In 1996 he received an Overseas Press Club (OPC) Award, a Peabody Award and two Emmy Awards for his coverage of the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, and another OPC Award in 1991 for his coverage of the Gulf War.

Simon's report on war-torn Sarajevo was part of the basis for an RTNDA Overall Excellence in Television Award received by CBS News in 1996. He has also won Emmy Awards for his reporting from Vietnam (two awards), Lebanon, Cambodia, Saudi Arabia, India and China. He was a recipient of the 1997 Edward Weintal Prize given by Georgetown University's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy in recognition of "distinguished reporting on foreign policy and diplomacy."

Simon's work has appeared on nearly every CBS News broadcast. He landed many exclusive interviews for "60 Minutes," including one from the jail cell of the Hamas terrorist responsible for the 1996 Jerusalem bus bombings, as well as with Winnie Mandela; Dirk Coetze, the South African secret security captain who tortured and murdered countless blacks during apartheid; and Pete Peterson, a former prisoner of war who became America's first ambassador to Hanoi, as he prepared to return to Vietnam.

Simon has also contributed acclaimed reports to CBS's Olympics coverage. For the 1994 Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer, Norway, he chronicled the botched attempt of the Mossad, Israel's secret intelligence agency, to avenge the deaths of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, coverage that earned him an Emmy Award. For the broadcast of the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, Japan, he delivered a 30-minute piece on Louis Zamperini, an American Olympic runner who survived World War II as a prisoner of war of the Japanese and eventually triumphed over that and other extraordinary personal setbacks.

Simon was named CBS New' chief Middle Eastern correspondent in 1987 and is recognized as the premier broadcast journalist in that part of the world. He was captured by Iraqi forces near the Saudi-Kuwaiti border during the opening days of the Gulf War in January 1991. He and the other three members of CBS News' coverage team spent 40 days in Iraqi prisons, an experience Simon wrote about in his book Forty Days (Putnam, 1992). Two months after his release in March 1991 he returned to Iraq to do an hour-long documentary, "Bob Simon: Back to Baghdad." He went to Baghdad again in January 1993 to cover the American bombing of Iraq.

His assignments are by no means restricted to the Middle East. In fact, Simon's resume reads something like a world history book. He has covered the activities of countless major international figures, both revered and infamous, including Pope John Paul II's historic visits to Poland and Cuba, the release of Nelson Mandela in South Africa, Ferdinand Marcos' abrupt departure from the Philippines, Nicolae Ceausescu's execution in Romania and Francisco Franco's death in Spain. Simon has chronicled dozens of the most important events of the past 30 years for CBS News, including the devastating earthquake in Kobe, Japan, the birth of Solidarity in Poland and the horrific famine in Biafra.

He has seen more than his share of war and conflict. In addition to Vietnam, the Persian Gulf, Sarajevo and Tiananmen Square, Simon has reported from the frontlines on the American interventions in Grenada, Somalia and Haiti, the revolutions in Portugal and Prague, the civil wars in Central America, the Turkish invasion of Cyprus, the conflict in Northern Ireland and the war between Britain and Argentina over the Falklands. Simon was with Israeli troops during the Yom Kippur War, with PLO fighters during the Israeli invasion of Lebanon and in Gaza the day the Intifada began.

In addition to his distinguished work overseas, Simon has served as a national correspondent in New York for CBS News (1982-87). He also spent time in Washington, D.C., as the CBS News State Department correspondent (1981-82). Before that, he was assigned for the first time to CBS News' Tel Aviv bureau (1977-81).

While based in the London (1972-77) and Saigon (1971-72) bureaus, he reported extensively on the Vietnam War. He won an OPC award for his reporting on Hanoi's 1972 spring offensive and was part of the CBS News team that won a 1975 OPC award for Best Radio Spot News for coverage of the end of the war. He covered its final six weeks and was on one of the last helicopters out of Saigon in 1975. He received another OPC award two years later for his coverage of Egyptian President Anwar el-Sadat's journey to Jerusalem. During his first tour in CBS News' London bureau (1969-71), he reported extensively on the troubles in Northern Ireland.

Simon joined CBS News in 1967 as a reporter and assignment editor based in New York. He covered campus unrest and inner-city riots, as well as the Democratic and Republican National Conventions.

Simon served as an American Foreign Service officer (1964-67). He was a Fulbright scholar in France and a Woodrow Wilson scholar.

He was born on May 29, 1941, in the Bronx, N.Y., and was graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brandeis University in 1962 with a degree in history.

He and his wife, Francoise, have a daughter, Tanya, who is a producer for CBS News' "60 Minutes" in New York.

Maria Bartiromo is the anchor of CNBC's "Closing Bell with Maria Bartiromo" (M-F, 3-5 p.m. ET), and host and managing editor of the nationally syndicated "Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo," which was also recently rated the most watched financial news program in America.

"The Wall Street Journal Report with Maria Bartiromo" is a nationally syndicated business, financial and economic news program, distributed by NBC Universal Domestic Television Distribution. The half-hour weekly newscast appears on over 200 stations each week and provides the clarity, depth and insight of The Wall Street Journal in a television magazine format.

In 1995, Bartiromo became the first journalist to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on a daily basis where she covered breaking news for the network's unscripted and fast-paced business morning program, "Squawk Box."

Bartiromo joined CNBC in 1993 after five years as a producer and assignment editor with CNN Business News. She has anchored the television coverage of New York City's world famous Columbus Day Parade since 1995. In 2004, Bartiromo was honored with The Union League of Philadelphia's prestigious Lincoln Statue Award, for significant contributions to the United States of America. In 1996, Bartiromo was nominated for a CableACE Award for her three-part series on the Internet and its implications for investors. In 1997, she received the Coalition of Italo-American Associations' Excellence in Broadcast Journalism Award. In 2002, Bartiromo was nominated for a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism for her piece on the widows of September 11. In May 2008, Bartiromo received a Gracie Award in the category of Outstanding Documentary for her documentary "Greenspan: Power, Money & the American Dream." She was also awarded a 2008 News and Documentary Emmy for her "Bailout Talks Collapse" coverage. In December 2009, Bartiromo was featured in the Financial Times as one of the "50 Who Shaped the Decade."

She has written monthly columns for Individual Investor, Ticker and Reader's Digest magazines and she has been published in the Financial Times, Newsweek, Town and Country, Registered Rep and the New York Post. HarperCollins published her book, "Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy" in June 2001. The book was on the bestseller lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and USA Today.

In addition to being a member of the Board of Trustees of New York University, Bartiromo is on the Board of Directors of the Girl Scout Council of Greater New York; as well as PENCIL, Public Education Needs Civic Involvement and Leadership, which is a non-profit group focusing on improving New York high schools. She is a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She is also a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and the Board of Governors of the Columbus Citizens Foundation.

Bartiromo graduated from New York University, where she majored in journalism and minored in economics.

Melissa Lee is the host of CNBC's "Fast Money" (M-Thu 5PM-6PM ET, Friday 5PM-5:30PM ET) which originates from the NASDAQ's MarketSite studio in New York's Times Square. "Fast Money" gives you the information normally reserved for the Wall Street trading floor, enabling you to make decisions that can make you money. Lee is also the host of "Options Action," (Fridays 5:30PM ET) a new weekly half-hour program that explains the advantages of options trading and demonstrates the strategy using the news of the week.

Before hosting "Fast Money" and "Options Action," Lee was a reporter and anchor for CNBC covering investment banking, hedge funds and private equity.

In 2009, Lee reported two one-hour documentaries, "Porn: Business of Pleasure" and "Coca-Cola: The Real Story Behind the Real Thing." In 2008, Lee reported and anchored a one-hour documentary, "Made in China: People's Republic of Profit" from Beijing and Shanghai. She reported extensively for the network on China from the country's growth to its challenges to the opportunities for U.S. businesses.

Lee also contributes reports to NBC's "Today" show.

Lee received a 2010 Gracie Award for Outstanding Host-News and a Gerald Loeb Award nomination in 2009 for a CNBC Special Report entitled "Is Your Money Safe? The Fall of Lehman Brothers" in which she co-anchored. Lee has also been nominated for two Emmy awards in Business News. In 2007, she was recognized for her report, "The $50M Con," about a college student-turned scammer who ran a fake hedge fund and was ultimately caught by the FBI. And in 2003, she was nominated for her reporting on the proxy voting of mutual funds.

Prior to joining CNBC in 2004, Lee worked for Bloomberg Television and CNN Financial News.

Before her career in television, Lee was a consultant at Mercer Management Consulting. Her cases focused on the banking and credit card sectors.

Lee graduated with honors from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. She also served as Assistant Managing Editor of the Harvard Crimson.

Award-winning CNN Senior Correspondent Allan Chernoff is one of the nation's trailblazing journalists specializing in personal finance and business affairs.

Chernoff appears on CNN, CNN International, HLN and CNN Radio and writes for MONEY.COM and CNN.COM. He frequently serves as CNN's economic and personal finance analyst. For more than two decades, Chernoff has helped viewers, listeners and readers understand economic swings, the ups and downs of the stock, bond and commodity markets and how to best manage their personal finances. Prior to the recent financial crisis, Chernoff reported extensively on the looming mortgage meltdown, the implications it could have, and how homeowners could best brace themselves.

Among his many CNN exclusives, Chernoff has exposed serious safety gaps in the airline industry; fraud in the healthcare system; and ecological damage caused by ethanol production.

Chernoff was the first to report that insurance companies were refusing to compensate homeowners victimized by Hurricane Katrina, which led to multiple lawsuits against the industry. He broke news of the insider trading guilty plea of former ImClone CEO Sam Waksal; SEC fraud charges against WorldCom; the plan to dissolve accounting firm Arthur Anderson; and details of the global settlement between tobacco companies and the states. Chernoff's reporting on racism at the New York Stock Exchange led the NYSE to close on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. He has covered every major business scandal since the 1980s, from Milken to Martha to Madoff.

Chernoff was a founding journalist of Financial News Network (FNN), television's first network devoted to finance and business and was FNN's first New York correspondent.

Prior to joining CNN in 2000, he reported for CNBC and NBC programs, including the weekend editions of NBC Nightly News and Today, as well as for MSNBC and WNBC. He reported on international, political and economic affairs from Japan, Russia, Germany, Israel, Mexico and Canada. At CNBC, Chernoff created and presented the network's "Managing Your Money" segments and later rose to become CNBC's first senior correspondent.

Among his honors, Chernoff is a four-time winner of best reporting awards from the Society of Professional Journalists' New York chapter. He has won a National Headliner Award; a New York Festivals Award; and a Prism Award; and his reporting on Hurricane Katrina contributed to CNN's Peabody Award. His work has also been honored by the Sidney Hillman Foundation and the University of Maryland. In 2008, his detailed analysis of the economic issues of the presidential race contributed to CNN's DuPont Award-winning campaign coverage.

He has written on business, foreign affairs, travel and sports for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times, as well as other publications.

Chernoff is a graduate of Brown University and earned an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Fordham University.

He sits on the board of the Deadline Club, is a career advisor for Brown University, and was an interviewer for the Survivors of the Shoah Visual History Project and a board member and Secretary of the New York Financial Writers Association.

Christine Romans is the host of Your $$$$$, CNN's weekend business roundtable program, and a featured correspondent for American Morning. In addition, her reporting is often featured on CNN International.

Romans' coverage focuses on the latest breaking developments in the current economic crises and what they mean to Americans and their money. She is known for her "Romans' Numeral" segment where she deconstructs complex stories and explains what they mean for the viewer. When President Obama talks about the economic crisis, CNN relies on Christine Romans for her perspective and instant analysis of the administration's efforts to rescue the American economy. Reporting on, among other issues, the bank crisis, the AIG bailout, the intricacies of the derivative markets, and the economic stimulus and its effect on American wallets, Romans brings an award-winning career in business reporting. Earlier this year, Romans co-hosted "Madoff: Secrets of a Scandal," a special hour-long investigative report examining disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and how he allegedly perpetrated one of the largest investor frauds ever committed by an individual.

Previously, Romans served as a correspondent for Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight. In her various roles, she has extensively covered immigration reform, substance abuse, homeland security, American foreign policy with China and Latin America and education. Her series of reports "Living Dangerously" illustrated the risks and precautions for the nearly 30 percent of America's population living in the path of an Atlantic-coast hurricane. In "Deadly Hospitals," she examined how hospitals spread dangerous infections and what patients can do to protect themselves. She has investigated the collapse of Enron, WorldCom and numerous other corporate scams and has reported on corruption from the point of view of the investor. In more than 25 segments for Lou Dobbs Tonight, she exposed misdealings in the mutual fund industry.

Romans joined CNN Business News in 1999, spending several years reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Romans was the anchor of CNNfn's Street Sweep tracking the market's boom through the late 1990s to the economy's uphill battle after the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition, she anchored the first democratic elections in Iraq's history, contributed to CNN's coverage of Hurricane Rita in 2005, and reported during the funeral events for President Ford.

She received an Emmy Award in 2004 for her work on "Exporting America," a Lou Dobbs Tonight investigation into the impact of globalization on U.S. workers. Romans was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its Hurricane Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. In addition, the National Foundation for Women Legislators has honored her with its media excellence award for business reporting.

Prior to joining CNN, she reported for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News in the futures trading pits of Chicago.

Romans is a graduate of Iowa State University.

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