Journalists from across the nation gathered last night at Capitale in New York City for the 2015 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 Mandy Drury, co-anchor of CNBC's Power Lunch, served as master of ceremonies.
The Gerald Loeb Awards bestow two special honors for career contributions: the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to James Grant, founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer; and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which went to Rebecca Blumenstein, deputy editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal.
In addition, winners of 11 competition categories were named at the banquet:
Beat Reporting: “Lobbying in America,” by Eric Lipton, Ben Protess, Nicholas Confessore and Brooke Williams, The New York Times
Breaking News: “Abdication of the ‘Bond King,’” by Gregory Zuckerman and Kirsten Grind, The Wall Street Journal
Commentary: “Wall Street Accountability,” by Jesse Eisinger, ProPublica
Explanatory: “Borrowing Trouble,” by Jason Grotto and Heather Gillers, Chicago Tribune
Feature: “California Goes Nuts,” by Tom Philpott and Matt Black, Mother Jones
Images/Visuals: “Economic Tools & Visualizations,” by Gregor Aisch, Wilson Andrews, Jeremy Ashkenas, Matthew Bloch, Mike Bostock, Shan Carter, Haeyoun Park, Alicia Parlapiano and Archie Tse, The New York Times
International: “Product of Mexico,” by Richard Marosi and Don Bartletti, Los Angeles Times
Investigative: “Medicare Unmasked,” by Christopher S. Stewart, Christopher Weaver, John Carreyrou, Rob Barry, Anna Wilde Mathews and Tom McGinty, The Wall Street Journal
Local: “Misleading March to the Top,” by Mike Hendricks and Mará Rose Williams, The Kansas City Star; and “Unchecked Care,” by Chris Serres and Glenn Howatt, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Personal Finance: “Helping Retirees Navigate Pension Cuts in Detroit’s Bankruptcy,” by Susan Tompor, Detroit Free Press
Video/Audio: “Inside Sysco: Exposing North America’s Food Sheds,” by Vicky Nguyen, Kevin Nious, Jeremy Carroll, Felipe Escamilla, David Paredes, Julie Putnam and Mark Villarreal, KNTV
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