NEW YORK, June 27, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Journalists from across the nation gathered tonight at Capitale for the Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and ceremony, where the 2019 winners were announced. 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.
Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., interim dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management and 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. Competition category presenters included journalists from BBC News, Bloomberg, CBS News, Cheddar, CNN, Fox Business Network, KNX-CBS Los Angeles, NBC News, the New York Times' "The Weekly" on FX, Vice News and Yahoo Finance.
The Gerald Loeb Awards ceremony included presentations of two special awards for career contributions to business journalism. Timothy Geithner, the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, introduced the Lifetime Achievement Award honoree Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator at the Financial Times. Matt Murray, editor-in-chief of The Wall Street Journal, introduced the Lawrence Minard Editor Award honoree Michael Miller, senior editor of features and WSJ weekend at The Wall Street Journal.
In addition, winners of 12 competition categories were named at the banquet. The following is a list of the 2019 Loeb Award recipients.
"Medicaid, Under the Influence" by Liz Essley White, Joe Yerardi and Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak – The Center for Public Integrity and NPR
Beat Reporting Winner
"Age Discrimination" by Peter Gosselin, Ariana Tobin and Ranjani Chakraborty –ProPublica and Vox
Breaking News Winner
"Amazon's HQ2 About-Face" by 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 – The Wall Street Journal
"Inside View" by Andy Kessler – The Wall Street Journal
"Sign Here to Lose Everything" by Zachary R. Mider, Zeke Faux, Demetrios Pogkas and David Ingold – Bloomberg News
"'If Bobbie Talks, I'm Finished': How Les Moonves Tried to Silence an Accuser" by James B. Stewart, Rachel Abrams and Ellen Gabler – The New York Times
"The Code that Crashed the World: The Untold Story of NotPetya, The Most Devastating Cyberattack in History" by Andy Greenberg – Wired
"Facebook, Disinformation and Privacy" by Nicholas Confessore, Matthew Rosenberg, Carole Cadwalladr, Sheera Frenkel, Cecilia Kang, Paul Mozur, Jack Nicas, Gabriel J.X. Dance, Michael LaForgia and Brian X. Chen – The New York Times
"Time Bomb: How Atmos Energy's Natural Gas Keeps Blowing Up Texas Homes" by Cary Aspinwall, Allan James Vestal and Holly K. Hacker – The Dallas Morning News
Personal Service Winner
"The Daunting Road to Forgiveness" by Ron Lieber – The New York Times
"Blackout in Puerto Rico" by Rick Young, Laura Sullivan, Emma Schwartz, Fritz Kramer and Kate McCormick – Frontline PBS and NPR
Visual Storytelling Winner
"Tesla Tracker" by Tom Randall and Dean Halford – Bloomberg News
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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 2019 Loeb Awards. Platinum Sponsors: Bloomberg, The New York Times, Reuters, The Wall Street Journal; Gold Sponsor: Prudential; Silver Sponsors: Brunswick, Financial Times, Fortune, The Salveson Family, Union Pacific, Yahoo! Finance; Loeb Associate Sponsors: The Economist, Los Angeles Times. For more information about the Loeb Awards, please visit the Loeb Awards website at https://www.anderson.ucla.edu/gerald-loeb-awards.
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. 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.
About UCLA Anderson School of Management
UCLA Anderson School of Management is among the leading business schools in the world, with faculty members globally renowned for their teaching excellence and research in advancing management thinking. Located in Los Angeles, gateway to the growing economies of Latin America and Asia and a city that personifies innovation in a diverse range of endeavors, UCLA Anderson's MBA, Fully Employed MBA, Executive MBA, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA for Asia Pacific, Master of Financial Engineering, Master of Science in Business Analytics, doctoral and executive education programs embody the school's Think in the Next ethos. Annually, some 1,800 students are trained to be global leaders seeking the business models and community solutions of tomorrow.
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