New Loeb Awards Final Judges Announced by UCLA Anderson School of Management
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The G. and R. Loeb Foundation and UCLA Anderson School of Management announce changes to the final judging panel of the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism. Named as new final judges are: Matthew Bishop, bureau chief, The Economist; Douglas Frantz, managing editor, Los Angeles Times; Chrystia Freeland, U.S. managing editor, Financial Times; Daniel Hertzberg, senior deputy managing editor, The Wall Street Journal; Andrew Serwer, managing editor, Fortune; and Jonathan Wald, senior vice president, business news, CNBC.
“Their professional perspective will contribute greatly to our efforts to continually enhance and ensure the relevance of the Loeb Awards program.”
The Loeb Awards, the most prestigious honors in the field, recognize journalists who have contributed to the public’s understanding of business, finance and the economy. Loeb Awards final judges serve as advisors to the program and are responsible for selecting winners from among the finalists in the competition categories, as well as the recipients of the career honors, the Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Minard Editor Award.
“All of us affiliated with the Loeb Awards are very pleased to have these leaders in journalism and business news join our esteemed panel of Loeb Awards final judges,” said Richard Rodner, associate dean of marketing and communication at UCLA Anderson and president of the G. and R. Loeb Foundation. “Their professional perspective will contribute greatly to our efforts to continually enhance and ensure the relevance of the Loeb Awards program.”
The retirement of several members of the Loeb Awards final judging panel was also announced. Acknowledged for their many contributions during their years of service were: Lionel Barber, editor, Financial Times; Rik Kirkland, global editor, Fortune; Glen Rochkind, former vice president, business news, CNBC; Paul E. Steiger, vice president and managing editor, The Wall Street Journal; and Matthew Winkler, editor-in-chief, Bloomberg News.
The new Loeb Awards judges will be joining a stellar group of leaders in the industry who will be continuing on the panel, including Stephen J. Adler, editor-in-chief, BusinessWeek; Amanda Bennett, executive editor, enterprise, Bloomberg News; Jane Berentson, editor, Inc.; Lou Dobbs, anchor and managing editor, “Lou Dobbs Tonight,” CNN; Steve Forbes, president and editor-in-chief, Forbes; John Hillkirk, executive editor, USA Today; Robert G. Kaiser, associate editor, The Washington Post; Glenn Kramon, assistant managing editor, The New York Times; Judy D. Olian, dean, UCLA Anderson School of Management; and Allan Sloan, Wall Street editor, Newsweek.
Bishop is chief business writer/American business editor of The Economist, based in New York. He was previously The Economist's London-based business editor, and has also served as its New York bureau chief. Bishop is the author of several Economist special survey supplements, including most recently "The Business of Giving", which looks at the industrial revolution taking place in philanthropy; "Kings of Capitalism", which anticipated and analyzed the recent boom in private equity; and "Capitalism and its Troubles", an examination of the impact of problems such as the collapse of Enron. Bishop is the author of "Essential Economics", the official Economist layperson's guide to economics. Before joining The Economist, Bishop was on the faculty of London Business School, where he co-authored three books for the Oxford University Press, on subjects ranging from privatization and regulation to corporate mergers. Prior to that, he was educated at Oxford University. Bishop has served as a member of the Sykes Commission on the investment system in the 21st Century. He was also on the Advisors Group of the United Nations International Year of Microcredit 2005. He has been honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.
Frantz was named managing editor of the Los Angeles Times in 2005. He oversees The Times' major newsgathering operations, including foreign, metro, national, Washington, business, sports, science, obituaries and Column One. Frantz has served nine years with The Times. In 1987, he joined the newspaper as a business reporter and served as an investigative reporter in its Washington bureau until 1993. He rejoined The Times in May 2003 and served as an investigative reporter based in Istanbul until his appointment as managing editor. He was city editor of the Albuquerque (N.M.) Tribune from 1975 to 1978. He then joined the Chicago Tribune as a metro reporter and later served as a Washington reporter. From 1994 to 2003, Frantz was an investigative reporter and foreign correspondent for The New York Times, later becoming the paper's investigations editor. Frantz is a two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and was recognized for a Los Angeles Times series chronicling the arming of Iraq before the Gulf War, and for a New York Times series on the Church of Scientology. His other investigative reporting honors include a 1995 and 1997 Worth Bingham Prize and a 1993 Goldsmith Prize. Frantz, with his wife, Catherine Collins, are currently working on a biography of AQ Khan, the father of Pakistan's nuclear program. They also have co-authored "Death on the Black Sea: The Untold Story of the Struma and World War II's Holocaust at Sea," "Celebration USA: Living in Disney's Brave New Town," and six other nonfiction books. He earned a bachelor's degree from DePauw University and a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University.
Freeland is now U.S. managing editor for the Financial Times following a move from her role as deputy editor of the FT and editor of electronic services. Freeland joined the FT in 1994 as U.K. news editor and later became Moscow bureau chief and correspondent for Eastern Europe. She has also worked as editor of the weekend section and as editor of FT.com, leading the introduction of the site's paid subscription service in May 2001. Freeland studied at Harvard University and Oxford University, and she was awarded the business journalist of the year awards 2004 for her FT magazine profile of Mikhail Khodorkovsky.
Hertzberg is the senior deputy managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. He is in charge of all of The Wall Street Journal’s domestic news bureaus, Page One, the Global News Desk and page editors for the Marketplace and Money & Investing sections. He is in charge of the paper in Paul Steiger's absence. Hertzberg joined the Journal in 1977 as a reporter in the New York bureau, covering the New York City fiscal crisis. In January 1987, he became a deputy news editor, and in 1988, he was named money and investing editor in charge of news coverage for the Journal's third section. He became national news editor in May 1993 with responsibility for the direction of the Journal's news and copydesks, the graphics department and the library. In July 1995, he was named a deputy managing editor and in 2005, senior deputy. Hertzberg began his career as a reporter for the Buffalo (N.Y.) Evening News in 1968 and moved to Newsday (Long Island, N.Y.) in 1971. In 1987, Hertzberg and former Journal reporter James B. Stewart won a Gerald Loeb deadline-writing award for their coverage of the Ivan Boesky insider-trading scandal. In 1988, he and Stewart shared a Pulitzer Prize for explanatory journalism and a George Polk Award for financial reporting for their coverage of the October 1987 stock-market crash and for a profile of the downfall of investment banker Martin Siegel. They also won a 1988 Gerald Loeb Award for "Terrible Tuesday," their story about the day after the October 19 crash. A native New Yorker, Hertzberg was raised in Scarsdale, N.Y., and received a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Chicago. Hertzberg and his wife, Barbara Kantrowitz, a senior editor for Newsweek, have two sons, Michael and Benjamin. They live in New York City.
Serwer is managing editor for Fortune Magazine, based out of Time Warner’s New York City Office. Serwer joined the magazine as a reporter in 1984 and was later promoted to associate editor. He was a senior writer from 1995 until 1998. He writes the Street Life column as well as stories about the personalities and behind-the-scenes action on Wall Street. Since October 1997 Serwer's daily online musings have earned him a reputation as one of the sharpest and most entertaining market commentators anywhere. He was named 2000 Business Journalist of the Year by TJFR, who called him, "perhaps the nation's top multimedia talent, successfully juggling the roles of serious journalist, astute commentator and occasional court jester." Serwer is a regular contributor on CNN's "American Morning" and other programs, and is a co-host of CNN's "In The Money". He has also appeared on ABC's Good Morning America as well as a number of other national television shows. An award-winning journalist and a top multi-media (print, TV and online) talent, Serwer has been managing editor at Fortune since November, 2006. He has also written for Time, Sports Illustrated and SLAM Magazine.
Wald is the senior vice president of CNBC, responsible for all business news programming. Wald is a former executive producer of Today and NBC Nightly News With Tom Brokaw. A three-time Emmy award winner and recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for "Best Newscast", he has worked in television news for over two decades. He began as a desk assistant at NBC News in 1983 while a student at Columbia, then moved to WBZ-TV (Boston) where he produced every major broadcast including the 11 O'Clock News. He returned to New York as a field producer for NBC News in 1993. Wald received a B.A. from Columbia University.
The Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism were established in 1957 by Gerald Loeb, former founding partner of E.F. Hutton, to encourage quality reporting in the areas of business, finance and the economy in order to inform and protect private investors and the general public. Winners are selected each year in a variety of print and broadcast categories, and career accomplishments are recognized with the Lawrence Minard Editor Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. Judges are drawn from leading print and broadcast media nationwide. UCLA Anderson School of Management has sponsored the Loeb Awards since 1973.
For more information about the Loeb Awards, please visit the Loeb Awards Web site at http://www.loeb.anderson.ucla.edu, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call the Loeb Awards office at 310-206-1877.