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Loeb Awards name 2022 finalists

August 18, 2022

Posted by Chris Roush

The G. and R. Loeb Foundation Inc. and UCLA Anderson School of Management announced Thursday the career honoree and competition finalists of the 2022 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The winners will be announced during the first in-person Loeb Awards event in three years on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Capitale in New York City.

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 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 following 2022 finalists were chosen among 498 entries submitted in all media by local, regional and national outlets and individual journalists:


“‘We’re Coming for You’: For Public Health Officials, a Year of Threats and Menace” – Kaiser Health News and This American Life

Anna Maria Barry-Jester and Miki Meek

“Immediate Jeopardy: Death and Neglect in California Nursing Homes – KPCC (Southern California Public Radio)

Aaron Mendelson and Elly Yu

“How the Government Helps Investors Buy Mobile Home Parks, Raise Rent and Evict People” – NPR

Chris Arnold, James Sneed, Robert Benincasa, Sara Sarasohn, Mary Childs, David Blanchard, Alex Goldmark, Uri Berliner and Pallavi Gogo


“Airbnb’s Nightmare” – Bloomberg News

Olivia Carville

“Pipeline Connections” – E&E News

Mike Soraghan

“How the World Ran Out of Everything” – The New York Times

Peter S. Goodman

“The Facebook Files” – The Wall Street Journal

Jeff Horwitz, Georgia Wells, Deepa Seetharaman, Keach Hagey, Justin Scheck, Newley Purnell, Sam Schechner and Emily Glazer

“The Truth Behind Hospital Prices” – The Wall Street Journal

Anna Wilde Mathews, Tom McGinty and Melanie Evans


“The Week That Changed China” – Bloomberg News

Staff of Bloomberg

“60 Minutes: The Facebook Whistleblower” – CBS NEWS/60 MINUTES

Bill Owens, Tanya Simon, Scott Pelley, Maria Gavrilovic, Alex Ortiz and Michael Mongulla

“The imposition of Archegos” – The Financial Times

Ortenca Aliaj, Eric Platt, Kaye Wiggins, Katie Martin, Tabby Kinder, Leo Lewis, Stephen Morris, Jung-a Song and Edward White


“The GameStop Frenzy” – The Wall Street Journal

Juliet Chung, Gunjan Banerji, Julia-Ambra Verlaine, Caitlin McCabe and Akane Otani


“Shirley Leung, Columnist” – The Boston Globe

Shirley Leung

“Auto Insurance Columns” – Crain’s Detroit Business

Chad Livengood

“S. Mitra Kalita” – TIME and Charter

Mitra Kalita

“Everything Screams Inflation” – The Wall Street Journal

James Mackintosh


“The ESG Mirage” – Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Green

Cam Simpson, Akshat Rathi, Saijel Kishan, Ben Elgin and Rachel Adams-Heard

“The Methane Menace” – Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Green

Zachary R. Mider, Rachel Adams-Heard, Alan Jeffries, Aaron Clark, Matthew Campbell, Hayley Warren and Akshat Rathi

“Alana Semuels on the Supply Chain” – TIME

Alana Semuels

“Inside TikTok’s Dangerously Addictive Algorithm” – The Wall Street Journal

Rob Barry, Georgia Wells, John West, Joanna Stern, Frank Matt, Tawnell D. Hobbs, Yoree Koh, Jason French and Julie Jargon


“The Lobster Trap” – The Boston Globe and The Portland Press Herald

Penelope Overton, Jenna Russell and David Abel

“Revolt of the Delivery Workers” – New York Magazine and The Verge

Josh Dzieza

“Abandoned at Sea” – The Wall Street Journal

Joe Parkinson, Drew Hinshaw and Vipal Monga


“The Amazon Is Fast Approaching a Point of No Return” – Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Green

Jessica Brice and Michael Smith

“China Propaganda” – The New York Times and ProPublica

Paul Mozur, Raymond Zhong, Jeff Kao, Aaron Krolik, Aliza Aufrichtig, Muyi Xiao, Nailah Morgan and Gray Beltran

“The Pegasus Project: A Global Investigation” – The Washington Post, The Guardian US and Forbidden Stories (Network)

Dana Priest, Craig Timberg, Soud Mekhennet, Reed Albergotti, Stephanie Kichgaessner, Elodie Guéguen and Drew Harwell


“Unchecked: America’s Broken Food Safety System” – ProPublica

Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang, Mollie Simon, Andrea Suozzo, Ash Ngu and Maryam Jameel

“Poisoned” – Tampa Bay Times and PBS Frontline

Corey G. Johnson, Rebecca Woolington and Eli Murray


“Unfair Burden” – Houston Chronicle

Mike Morris, John Tedesco and Stephanie Lamm

“East Side Land Grab” – The Kansas City Star

Eric Adler, Mike Hendricks, Kevin Hardy and Cortlynn Stark

“Black Snow: Big Sugar’s Burning Problem” – The Palm Beach Post and ProPublica

Lulu Ramadan, Ash Ngu, Maya Miller and Nadia Sussman

“How Pennsylvania’s Biggest Pension Fund Squandered Billions, Hurt Taxpayers and Triggered an FBI Investigation” – The Philadelphia Inquirer and Spotlight PA

Craig McCoy, Joseph DiStefano and Angela Couloumbis


“How American Car Buyers Are Being Taken for a Ride and Drowning in Debt: A Consumer Reports Investigation” – Consumer Reports

Ryan Felton, Joel Keehn, Margot Gilman, Andy Bergmann, Tracy Anderman, and Jamison Pfeifer

“Bill of the Month” – Kaiser Health News and NPR

Staff of Kaiser Health News and NPR

“Amazon’s Advantage” – The Markup

Adrianne Jeffries, Leon Yin, Evelyn Larrubia, Gabriel Hongsdusit, Ben Tanen, Micha Gorelick, Ritu Ghiya and Jeff Crouse

“How America’s Food Safety System Failed to Stop a Salmonella Epidemic” – ProPublica

Bernice Yeung, Michael Grabell, Irena Hwang, Mollie Simon, Andrea Suozzo, Ash Ngu and Maryam Jameel


“The Inside Story of the Ship That Broke Global Trade” – Bloomberg News

Matthew Campbell, Kit Chellel, K Oahn Ha, Angus Bennett, Jeffrey Grocott and Carla Howe

“CBS Mornings: Robinhood Steals a Life” – CBS NEWS

Tony Dokoupil, Michael Kaplan, Martin Finn, Shawna Thomas, Peter Burgess, Len Tepper, Brian Bingham, Jennie Kamin and Robert Kaplan

“Framing Britney Spears” – The New York Times, FX and Hulu

Liz Day and Samantha Stark

“How TikTok’s Algorithm Figures Out Your Deepest Desires” – The Wall Street Journal

Joanna Stern, Frank Matt, Rob Barry, John West, Georgia Wells, Darnell Stalworth, Robert Libetti, Christina Vallice, Christopher S. Stewart and William Mata


“Visualizing the Global Supply Chain Crunch” – Bloomberg News

Ian King, Adrian Leung, Demetrios Pogkas, Marcy Nicholson, Dave Merrill, Cedric Sam, Augusta Saraiva, Brendan Murray, Rachael Dottle, Christopher Cannon, Jeremy Scott Diamond, David Marino, Alex Tribou, Yue Qiu, Alistair Barr, Farah Shulman, Maria Wood and Graham Morrison

“3-D Worlds” – The New York Times

Staff of The New York Times

“Sacrifice Zones: Mapping Cancer-Causing Industrial Air Pollution” – ProPublica, The Texas Tribune and Mountain State Spotlight

Al Shaw, Lylla Younes, Ava Kofman, Lisa Song, Max Blau, Kiah Collier, Ken Ward Jr., Alyssa Johnson, Maya Miller, Lucas Waldron and Kathleen Flynn

The final judging panel elected not to present the Minard Editor Award this cycle. This year’s Minard Editor nominees will be considered for the 2023 award. The Loeb Awards offices will contact submitters if the resubmission of a nomination is required to comply with any revisions to the rules, requirements or procedures for career nominations when announced.

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