NEW YORK, June 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Journalists from across the nation gathered tonight at Capitale for the 2013 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.
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 as the Loeb Awards celebrated the best in business journalism and 40 years with UCLA Anderson. CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, vice president for strategic editorial initiatives and host of CNBC's Power Lunch, served as master of ceremonies.
The Gerald Loeb Awards include two special awards for career contributions: the Lifetime Achievement Award, which was presented to John Huey, former editor-in-chief of Time Inc., and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award, which went to Michael Williams, global enterprise editor of Reuters. In addition, winners of 14 competition categories were named at the banquet. The following is a list of the 2013 Loeb Award recipients.
Beat Reporting Winner
Tom Bergin of Reuters for "Corporate Taxation Series"
Breaking News Winner
Thomas Lee, David Phelps, Janet Moore, Paul McEnroe, Tony Kennedy, Patrick Kennedy and Eric Wieffering of Star Tribune for "Best Buy CEO Resigns Under Cloud"
Byron Harris, Billy Bryant, Jason Trahan and Mark Smith of WFAA-TV for "Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas"
John Gapper of Financial Times for "John Gapper (Financial Times)"
Mike McGraw and Alan Bavley of The Kansas City Star for "Beef's Raw Edges"
Tom Giratikanon, Amanda Cox, Sergio Pecanha, Alicia Parlapiano, Jeremy White, Robert Gebeloff, Ford Fessenden, Archie Tse, Alan McLean, Shan Carter, Mike Bostock and Matthew Ericson of The New York Times for "Economy Interactives"
David Barboza and Sharon LaFraniere of The New York Times for "China's Secret Fortunes"
David Barstow, Alejandra Xanic von Bertrab and Stephanie Clifford of The New York Times for "Wal-Mart Abroad"
Connie Bruck of The New Yorker for "Cashier du Cinema"
Robert Capps of Wired Magazine for "Why Things Fail"
News Services Winner
Brian Grow, Anna Driver, Joshua Schneyer, Janet Roberts, Jeanine Prezioso, David Sheppard and John Shiffman of Reuters for "Inside Chesapeake Energy"
Large Newspapers Winner
Patricia Callahan, Sam Roe and Michael Hawthorne of Chicago Tribune for "Playing With Fire"
Small & Medium Newspapers Winners
Ames Alexander, Karen Garloch, Joseph Neff and David Raynor of The Charlotte Observer and The News & Observer for "Prognosis: Profits"
Mandy Locke and David Raynor of The News & Observer for "Ghost Workers"
Alison Young and Peter Eisler of USA TODAY for "Ghost Factories"
Personal Finance Winner
Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal for "The Intelligent Investor"
Loeb Awards Final Judges
Amanda Bennett, Executive Editor, Projects and Investigations, Bloomberg News
Matthew Bishop, New York Bureau Chief, The Economist
David Boardman, Executive Editor and Senior Vice President, The Seattle Times
Susan Chira, Assistant Managing Editor, News, The New York Times
Martin Dickson, U.S. Managing Editor, Financial Times
Chrystia Freeland, Editor, Thomson Reuters Digital
John Hillkirk, Senior Editor, Investigations and National Enterprise, USA Today
Larry Kramer, President and Publisher, USA Today
Joanne Lipman, Adviser, Yahoo! Media / Executive Producer, NYPR
Davan Maharaj, Editor, Los Angeles Times
Tyler Mathisen, Vice President for Strategic Editorial Initiatives, CNBC / Co-Anchor, CNBC's Power
Matt Murray, Deputy Managing Editor, International News and Money & Investing, The Wall Street Journal
Judy D. Olian, Dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management
Allan Sloan, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune
Russ Stanton, Vice President of Content, Southern California Public Radio
Paul Steiger, Editor-in-Chief, ProPublica
Jonathan Wald, Executive Producer, Piers Morgan Tonight / Adjunct Professor, Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
The board of trustees of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation and UCLA Anderson wish to thank all those who contributed to the success of the 2013 Loeb Awards. Elite Platinum Sponsor: Wells Fargo; Platinum Sponsors: Bloomberg, The New York Times, Reuters; Gold Sponsors: Time Inc., Time Warner, The Wall Street Journal; Silver Sponsors: Financial Times, Fortune, USA Today; Bronze Sponsors: The Abernathy MacGregor Group, The Bouqs Co., CBS News, Scripted; Loeb Associate:Los Angeles Times; Official Hotel: Thompson LES. For more information about the Loeb Awards, please visit the Loeb Awards website at http://www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu.
About The Gerald Loeb Awards
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. As the most prestigious honor in business journalism, distinguished journalists and outlets nationwide submit entries to the competition. 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. The Gerald Loeb Awards is a 501(3)(c) non-profit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support. Follow The Gerald Loeb Awards on Twitter at http://twitter.com/LoebAwards.
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world. UCLA Anderson faculty members are globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Each year, UCLA Anderson provides a distinctive approach to management education to more than 1,800 students enrolled in its MBA, Fully-Employed MBA, Executive MBA, Global Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Global Executive MBA for the Americas, Master of Financial Engineering, doctoral and executive education programs. Combining selective admissions, varied and innovative learning programs, and a world-wide network of 35,000 alumni, UCLA Anderson develops and prepares global leaders. Follow UCLA Anderson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/UCLAAnderson, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/uclaanderson
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