Lifetime Achievement Award goes to Martin Wolf of Financial Times;
Michael Miller of The Wall Street Journal to receive Lawrence Minard Editor Award;
Banquet and Celebration to be held on June 27 in New York City
LOS ANGELES, May 17, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Alfred E. Osborne, Jr., chairman of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and interim dean of UCLA Anderson School of Management, has announced the finalists for the 2019 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. He also announced the recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Lawrence Minard Editor Award.
The Gerald Loeb Awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton. In 1973, Loeb appointed UCLA Anderson the steward of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation. The Gerald Loeb Awards were created to encourage and support reporting on business and finance that will inform and protect the private investor and the general public. The awards are considered the highest honor in business journalism in the United States.
The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, London. Wolf was educated at Oxford University. Before starting his journalism career in 1987 at the Financial Times, he was a senior economist at the World Bank and director of studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, in London. He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism and is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum. The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a journalist whose career exemplifies the consistent, superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Michael Miller, senior editor of features and WSJ Weekend at The Wall Street Journal, will receive the 2019 Lawrence Minard Editor Award. Before graduating from Harvard University, Miller joined The Wall Street Journal in 1983 as an intern in the New York bureau and the following year became a staff technology reporter in the San Francisco bureau. He returned to the Journal’s New York bureau in 1986, writing about technology and health care. He went on to become a news editor for the media and marketing group, served as Marketplace editor, and then helped lead the paper to eight Pulitzer Prizes as Page One editor. The Minard Editor Award was named in memory of Lawrence “Laury” Minard, founding editor of Forbes Global and a former final judge for the Loeb Awards. This award honors excellence in business, financial and economic journalism editing, and recognizes an editor whose work does not often receive public recognition.
The 2019 Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and celebration will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Capitale in New York City. Tyler Mathisen, co-anchor of CNBC’s Power Lunch, will be the host of this year’s show. Additional presenters from television news will be announced in the coming weeks via @LoebAwards on Twitter. This event is attended by many of the country’s most influential journalists, editors, publishers, producers, and media personalities. Wolf and Miller will receive their career achievement awards at the banquet and this year’s winners in the 12 competition categories will also be announced. The official invitation for the 2019 Gerald Loeb Awards – with ticket, table, sponsorship and advertising information – can be viewed at http://www.theloebawards.com/.
The following 2019 #LoebAwards finalists were chosen from more than 475 entries submitted in all mediums by local, regional and national outlets and individual journalists:
Audio Category Finalists
Beat Reporting Category Finalists
Breaking News Category Finalists
Commentary Category Finalists
Explanatory Category Finalists
Feature Category Finalists
International Category Finalists
Investigative Category Finalists
Local Category Finalists
Personal Service Category Finalists
Video Category Finalists
Visual Storytelling Finalists
The Dean of UCLA Anderson chairs The Gerald Loeb Awards’ final judging committee of leading journalists, news executives and academics. The foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that operates primarily from sponsorship and private support. For more information about the awards, please visit http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/gerald-loeb-awards, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (310) 825-4478.
About Gerald Loeb
Gerald Martin Loeb was born in 1899 in San Francisco, California. He began his career in 1921, in the bond department of a securities firm. He moved to New York City in 1924 to help establish E.F. Hutton and eventually ascended to vice-chairman of the board. During Gerald Loeb’s career, he was a favorite of business and financial journalists for his willingness to be interviewed and was described as “probably the most quoted man on Wall Street” (Forbes Magazine 1955). He was also an author of two investment strategy books, a guest columnist for Forbes Magazine and widely considered a Wall Street icon. In 1957, he established the G. and R. Loeb Foundation (under the stewardship of the University of Connecticut) to present The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. In 1973, he transferred the stewardship of the awards to UCLA Anderson School of Management under the deanship of Harold Williams.
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.
Jonathan Daillak, (310) 825-4478
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