Biz journalist Harris receives ASBPE Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Wall Street Journal reporter and editor Roy J. Harris Jr., who also worked at CFO magazine, has been named the 2016 winner of the American Society of Business Publication Editors Lifetime Achievement Award.
Harris will receive the honor at the 2016 Azbee Awards of Excellence banquet July 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla.
He got his start as a Los Angeles Times reporter in the late 1960s, then as a defense and aviation reporter for The Wall Street Journal in the early 1970s, and then as the Journal’s deputy Los Angeles bureau chief in 1988.
He moved to the B2B side in the early 1990s and became senior editor at CFO, one of the top B2B magazines.
The magazine’s founder and former publisher, Julia Homer, says it was one of Roy’s tasks to bring the same quality of writing to CFO that characterized his work at The Journal.
At the time Harris was with the publication, CFO won ASBPE’s Magazine of the Year award twice and many national gold awards.
Harris also served as national ASPBE president. He is also known for his book “Pulitzer’s Gold,” which chronicles Pulitzer Prize winners for public service.