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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.
2020 Winners
 

Audio Winner

"Amazon: Behind the Smiles" – Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX
Will EvansKatharine MieszkowskiTaki TelonidisRachel de LeonKevin SullivanNajib AminyAndrew DonohueEsther KaplanMatt ThompsonJohn BarthAl LetsonMelissa LewisHannah Young, Byard Duncan, David RodriguezMwende HinojosaJim BriggsFernando Arruda and Reveal staff

Beat Reporting Winners (tie)

"Boeing's 737 MAX Crisis" – The Seattle Times
Dominic Gates, Mike Baker, Steve Miletich and Lewis Kamb

"How PG&E Burned California" – The Wall Street Journal
Katherine Blunt, Russell Gold, Rebecca Smith, Renée Rigdon, Yaryna Serkez and Dave Cole    

Breaking News Winner

"Crash in Ethiopia" – The New York Times
Hadra AhmedHannah BeechSelam GebrekidanDavid GellesJames GlanzThomas Kaplan, Natalie Kitroeff, Jack NicasNorimitsu OnishiDionne SearceyKenneth P. Vogel and Zach Wichter

Commentary Winners (tie)

"America's Broken Health Care System" – Kaiser Health News
Elisabeth Rosenthal

"A Secret Life of Your Data" – The Washington Post
Geoffrey A. Fowler

Explanatory Winner

"Death by a Thousand Clicks" – Fortune and Kaiser Health News
Erika Fry and Fred Schulte

Feature Winner

"Planet Fox" – The New York Times
Jonathan Mahler and Jim Rutenberg

International Winner

"WhatsApp International" – Financial Times
Mehul SrivastavaTom WilsonTim Bradshaw and Robert Smith

Investigative Winner

"Exploited" – The New York Times
Michael H. KellerGabriel J.X. Dance and Nellie Bowles

Local Winner

"Profiting from the Poor" – MLK50: Justice Through Journalism and ProPublica
Wendi C. ThomasDeborah DouglasMaya MillerBeena Raghavendran and Doris Burke

Personal Finance and Consumer Reporting Winner

"The TurboTax Trap" – ProPublica
Justin ElliottPaul KielAriana Tobin and Lucas Waldron

Video Winner

"'Zone Rouge': An Army of Children Toils in African Mines" – NBC News Investigative Unit
Cynthia McFaddenChristine RomoLisa CavazutiBill Angelucci and Daniel Nagin

Visual Storytelling Winner

"Clear Takeover" – Tampa Bay Times
Tracey McManus and Eli Murray

The Loeb Awards has partnered with Pixel Canvas to create a 3D virtual environment for attendees to explore, interact with one another, and have a front-row seat for the live show!

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