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 Finalists

 
AUDIO FINALISTS

"Medicaid, Under the Influence"
The Center for Public Integrity and NPR
Liz Essley White, Joe Yerardi and Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak

"Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting"
Insult to Injury
Will Evans, Alyssa Jeong Perry, Katharine Miezkowski, Taki Telonidis, Fernando Arruda, Jim Briggs, Ziva Branstetter and Mwende Hinojosa

"Trump, Inc."
WNYC and ProPublica
Ilya Marritz, Andrea Bernstein, Charlie Herman, Heather Vogell, Anjali Kamat, Eric Umansky, Alice Wilder, Bill Moss, Wayne Shulmister, Esther Kaplan, Megan Detrie, Katherine Sullivan, Rick Kwan, Nick Varchevar, Robin Fields, Jim Schachter and Stephen Engelberg

BEAT REPORTING FINALISTS

"How Amazon is Changing America"
The Atlantic
Alana Semuels

"Southern California’s Housing Crunch is Now a Crisis"
Los Angeles Times
Andrew Khouri and Emily Albert Reyes

"Google’s Andy Rubin Problem"
The New York Times
Daisuke Wakabayashi, Katie Benner and Kate Conger

"Age Discrimination"
ProPublica and Vox
Peter Gosselin, Ariana Tobin and Ranjani Chakraborty

BREAKING NEWS FINALISTS

"The Sale of Supervalu"
Minneapolis Star Tribune
John Ewoldt, Kristen Leigh Painter, Evan Ramstad and Lee Schafer

"The AT&T/Time Warner Antitrust Verdict"
The New York Times
Cecilia Kang, Edmund Lee, Emily Cochrane, Andrew Ross Sorkin, James B. Stewart and Michael J. de la Merced

"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

"AT&T-Time Warner Verdict"
The Wall Street Journal
Alexandra Bruell, Drew FitzGerald, Joe Flint, Brent Kendall, Shalani Ramachandran and Erlich Schwartzel

COMMENTARY FINALISTS

"Shira Ovide Columns"
Bloomberg Businessweek
Shira Ovide

"Inside View"
The Wall Street Journal
Andy Kessler

"Columns by Catherine Rampell"
The Washington Post
Catherine Rampell for “Columns

"Rick Newman Commentary Series"
Yahoo! Finance
Rick Newman

EXPLANATORY FINALISTS

"Sign Here to Lose Everything"
Bloomberg News
Zachary R. Mider, Zeke Faux, Demetrios Pogkas and David Ingold

"China Rules"
The New York Times
The New York Times Staff

"Working While Pregnant, and Paying the Price"
The New York Times
Natalie Kitroeff and Jessica Silver-Greenberg

"The Health Insurance Hustle"
ProPublica
Marshall Allen

FEATURE FINALISTS

"A Kingdom from Dust"
California Sunday Magazine
Mark Arax

"Lone Star Rising"
Fortune
Jeffrey Ball

"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

"The Itsy-Bitsy, Teenie-Weenie, Very Litigious Bikini"
The New York Times
Katherine Rosman

INTERNATIONAL FINALISTS

"A Chinese Casino has Conquered a Piece of America"
Bloomberg Businessweek
Matthew Campbell

"India’s Missing Middle Class"
The Economist
Stanley Pignal

"Hatebook"
Reuters
Steve Stecklow

"The Code that Crashed the World: The Untold Story of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History"
Wired
Andy Greenberg

INVESTIGATIVE FINALISTS

"Facebook, Disinformation and Privacy"
The New York Times
Nicholas Confessore, Matthew Rosenberg, Carole Cadwalladr, Sheera Frenkel, Paul Mozur, Jack Nicas, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Brian X. Chen

"The Trump Family’s Tax Schemes"
The New York Times
David Barstow, Susanne Craig and Russ Buettner

"Ambushed at Home"
Reuters
Joshua Schneyer, Michael Pell, Andrea Januta and Deborah Nelson

"Powder Keg"
Reuters
Lisa Girion

LOCAL FINALISTS

"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

"Gaming the System: How Cops and Firefighters Cashed In on L.A.’s Pension Program"
Los Angeles Times
Jack Dolan, Ryan Menezes and Gus Garcia-Roberts

"Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s Crisis"
ProPublica and The New York Times
Charles Ornstein and Katie Thomas

"CareerSource"
Tampa Bay Times
Mark Puente and Zachary T. Sampson

PERSONAL FINANCE FINALISTS

"Treatment Overkill"
Kaiser Health News
Liz Szabo

"The Hidden Cost of High-Interest Rate Installment Loans"
Los Angeles Times
James Rufus Koren and Andrew Khouri

"The Daunting Road to Forgiveness"
The New York Times
Ron Lieber

"The Retirement Precipice"
The Wall Street Journal
Heather Gillers, Leslie Scism, Michael M. Phillips, Janet Adamy, Anne Tergesen and Paul Overberg

VIDEO FINALISTS

"Tracking the Traffickers"
The Economist
David Alter, Faye Gilbert, Arthur Sharples and Catherine Houlihan

"Blackout in Puerto Rico"
Frontline PBS and NPR
Rick Young, Laura Sullivan, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer and Kate McCormick

"Unprotected"
ProPublica and Time
Nadia Sussman, Kathleen Flynn and Finlay Young

"Quartz News: China"
Quartz
Isabelle Niu, Nikhil Sonnad, Hannah Yi, Jia Li, Eduardo Araujo and Arielle Ray

VISUAL STORYTELLING FINALISTS

"Tesla Tracker"
Bloomberg News
Tom Randall and Dean Halford

"China Rules"
The New York Times
The New York Times Staff

"10 Years On"
Reuters
Noah Barkin, Jennifer Hughes, Howard Schneider, Karolina Tagaris, Weiyi Cai, Adam Wiesen, Michael Ovaska, Lea Desrayand, Gustavo Cabrera and Christian Inton

 

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