Journalists from across the nation gathered at Capitale in New York for the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards banquet. The Gerald 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.
UCLA Anderson Dean Judy D. Olian, chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation, welcomed Loeb Awards honorees and their guests. Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch, served as master of ceremonies.
The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. His intention was to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public. Distinguished journalists and outlets nationwide submit entries to compete for the most prestigious honor in business journalism.
The Loeb Awards include two special awards for career contributions: the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to Paul Ingrassia, managing editor of Reuters; and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which went to Amy Stevens, Reuters’ executive editor of professional news. In addition, winners of 12 competition categories were named at the banquet:
“Your Money and Your Life,” by Chris Arnold, Uri Berliner, Neal Carruth, Lori Todd, John Ydstie, Heidi Glenn, Ariel Zambelich, Avie Schnieder, Alyson Hurt and Annette Elizabeth Allen, NPR
“Testing Theranos,” by John Carreyrou, Michael Siconolfi, and Christopher Weaver, The Wall Street Journal
“Inside the Dow-DuPont Merger,’” by David Benoit, Jacob Bunge, Dana Cimilluca, Dana Mattioli and Dennis K. Berman, The Wall Street Journal
“Inside the Boardroom,” by James B. Stewart, The New York Times
“Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections,” by Michael Grabell, Howard Berkes and Lena Groeger, ProPublica and NPR
“The Unraveling of Tom Hayes,” by David Enrich, The Wall Street Journal
“Making Data Visual,” by Amanda Cox, Gregor Aisch, Kevin Quealy, Matthew Bloch, Wilson Andrews, Josh Keller, Karen Yourish, Eric Buth, Nicholas Confessore and Sarah Cohen, The New York Times
“Malaysia’s Missing Millions,” by Tom Wright, Bradley Hope, Simon Clark, Mia Lamar, Justin Baer, Tom Di Fonzo and Paolo Bosonin, The Wall Street Journal
“Seafood from Slaves,” by Margie Mason, Martha Mendoza, Robin McDowell and Esther Htusan, The Associated Press
“Payday at the Mill,” by Whit Richardson and Steve Mistler, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram
“Aging’s Costliest Challenge,” by Donna Rosato, Kate Santichen, Alexandra Mondalek and Shayla Hunter, Money Magazine
“Joanna Stern’s Videos,” by Joanna Stern and Drew Evans, The Wall Street Journal
UCLA Anderson has been presenting the Gerald Loeb Awards since 1973 and the awards use a two-tier judging process comprising a preliminary round and final round. The awards banquet and celebration is held in New York City every June and is attended by the country’s top business and financial publishers, editors, journalists, producers and celebrities.