The top business journalists in the United States were honored June 27 at the annual Gerald Loeb Awards presented by the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Established in 1957, by Gerald Loeb, the Loeb Awards are the highest honors in business journalism, recognizing the work of journalists whose contributions illuminate the world of business, finance and the economy for readers and viewers around the world.
In 1973, Loeb appointed UCLA Anderson the steward of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation. Alfred Osborne, Jr., interim dean of UCLA Anderson 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. The dean of UCLA Anderson always serves as chair of the awards’ final judging committee of leading journalists, news executives and academics.
The 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.
The 2019 Loeb Award recipients are:
“Medicaid, Under the Influence” by Liz Essley White, Joe Yerardi and Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak – The Center for Public Integrity and NPR
“Age Discrimination” by Peter Gosselin, Ariana Tobin and Ranjani Chakraborty – ProPublica and Vox
“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 Vestaland 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