Journalists from across the nation gathered Tuesday night at Capitale in New York for the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards banquet. The awards, presented by the UCLA Anderson School of Management, 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 Olian at the presentation of the 2016 Gerald Loeb Awards in New York.

Judy Olian, dean of the UCLA Anderson School of Management and chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation, welcomed honorees and their guests to the annual event, at which CNBC's Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC's “Power Lunch,” served as master of ceremonies.

Two special awards for career contributions were presented to executives of Reuters. The Lifetime Achievement Award went to managing editor Paul Ingrassia. The award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies the insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.

The Lawrence Minard Editor Award was given to Amy Stevens, Reuters’ executive editor of professional news, for excellence in business, financial and economic journalism editing. The award is presented to an editor whose work does not receive a byline or whose face does not appear on-air for the work covered.

Winners of 12 competition categories were chosen from more than 490 entries submitted by local, regional and national news outlets. The categories and winners are:  

“Your Money and Your Life,” by Chris Arnold, Uri Berliner, Neal Carruth, Lori Todd, John Ydstie, Heidi Glenn, Ariel Zambelich, Avie Schneider, Alyson Hurt and Annette Elizabeth Allen, NPR;

Beat reporting
“Testing Theranos,” by John Carreyrou, Michael Siconolfi and Christopher Weaver, The Wall Street Journal;

Breaking news
“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, Associated Press;

“Payday at the Mill,” by Whit Richardson and Steve Mistler, Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram;

Personal finance
“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. The awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton, to encourage reporting on business and finance that would inform and protect the private investor and the public.

For more information about the awards, visit the Loeb awards website.