About the Loeb Awards

 

The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. Loeb created the awards to encourage and support reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public. Journalists and media outlets nationwide submit entries to compete for the Loeb Awards, the most prestigious honor in business journalism. In 1973, Loeb appointed UCLA Anderson the steward of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation. The Dean of UCLA Anderson chairs the award’s final judging committee of leading journalists, news executives and academics. The awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round (in Los Angeles) and final round (in New York City). The awards banquet and celebration is held in New York City every June and is attended by the country's most influential journalists, editors, publishers, producers, and media personalities. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support.

Gerald Martin Loeb was born in 1899 in San Francisco, California. He began his career in 1921, in the bond department of a securities firm. He moved to New York City in 1924 to help establish E.F. Hutton and eventually ascended to vice-chairman of the board. During Gerald Loeb’s career, he was a favorite of business and financial journalists for his willingness to be interviewed and was described as “probably the most quoted man on Wall Street” (Forbes Magazine 1955). He was also an author of two investment strategy books, a guest columnist for Forbes Magazine and widely considered a Wall Street icon. In 1957, he established the G. and R. Loeb Foundation (under stewardship of the University of Connecticut) to present The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. In 1973, Mr. Loeb transferred the stewardship of the awards to UCLA Anderson School of Management under the deanship of Harold Williams.

 

2019 Winners

 

Congratulations to all the winners and career achievement honorees announced on June 25, 2018, during the Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and celebration at Capitale in New York City.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT HONOREE

Martin Wolf, Chief Economics Commentator, Financial Times

MINARD EDITOR HONOREE

Michael W. Miller, Senior Editor, Features and WSJ Weekend, The Wall Street Journal

AUDIO WINNER

“MEDICAID, UNDER THE INFLUENCE” – THE CENTER FOR PUBLIC INTEGRITY AND NPR
Liz Essley White, Joe Yerardi and Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak

BEAT REPORTING WINNER

“AGE DISCRIMINATION” – PROPUBLICA AND VOX
Peter Gosselin, Ariana Tobin and Ranjani Chakraborty

BREAKING NEWS WINNER

“AMAZON’S HQ2 ABOUT-FACE” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Scott Calvert, Eliot Brown, Peter Grant, Tawnell Hobbs, Katie Honan, Melissa Korn, Douglas MacMillan, Eric Morath, Keiko Morris, Shayndi Raice, Stephanie Stamm, Laura Stevens, Jimmy Vielkind and Lauren Weber

COMMENTARY WINNER

“INSIDE VIEW” – THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Andy Kessler

EXPLANATORY WINNER

“SIGN HERE TO LOSE EVERYTHING” – BLOOMBERG NEWS
Zachary R. Mider, Zeke Faux, Demetrios Pogkas and David Ingold

FEATURE WINNER

“‘IF BOBBIE TALKS, I’M FINISHED’: HOW LES MOONVES TRIED TO SILENCE AN ACCUSER” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
James B. Stewart, Rachel Abrams and Ellen Gabler

INTERNATIONAL WINNER

“THE CODE THAT CRASHED THE WORLD: THE UNTOLD STORY OF NOTPETYA, THE MOST DEVASTATING CYBERATTACK IN HISTORY” – WIRED
Andy Greenberg

INVESTIGATIVE WINNER

“FACEBOOK, DISINFORMATION AND PRIVACY” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Nicholas Confessore, Matthew Rosenberg, Carole Cadwalladr, Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang, Paul Mozur, Jack Nicas, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Brian X. Chen

LOCAL WINNER

“TIME BOMB: HOW ATMOS ENERGY’S NATURAL GAS KEEPS BLOWING UP TEXAS HOMES” – THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS
Cary Aspinwall, Allan James Vestal and Holly K. Hacker

PERSONAL SERVICE WINNER

“THE DAUNTING ROAD TO FORGIVENESS” – THE NEW YORK TIMES
Ron Lieber

VIDEO WINNER

“BLACKOUT IN PUERTO RICO” – FRONTLINE PBS AND NPR
Rick Young, Laura Sullivan, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer and Kate McCormick

VISUAL STORYTELLING WINNER

“TESLA TRACKER” – BLOOMBERG NEWS
Tom Randall and Dean Halford

 

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