Business columnist Susan Antilla has received The Betty Furness Consumer Media Service Award from the Consumer Federation of America.
Throughout her career, Antilla has focused on exposing Wall Street scams that target small investors and the ineffective efforts of regulators to rein in those abuses.
“The Consumer Federation of America is one of the few organized voices standing up to powerful financial interests on behalf of the average person,” said Antilla. “What an honor it was to be recognized by them.”
The award in the past gone to Don Hewitt, personal finance columnist Jane Bryant Quinn, “Marketplace” and others.
Antilla is an award-winning journalist and author and a reporting fellow at The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute. She has been a columnist at Bloomberg View, The New York Times, TheStreet.com and USA Today.
She is author of “Tales From the Boom-Boom Room: The Landmark Legal Battles That Exposed Wall Street’s Shocking Culture of Sexual Harassment,” a book that The New York Observer called “a work of compelling Wall Street anthropology.”
Earlier this year, Antilla won the Excellence in Journalism award in the commentary category from the Society of the Silurians for the columns she wrote for TheStreet.com in 2016.
In 2016, Antilla won the Best in Business award in the commentary category from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. The judges called her columns “a reality check about the institutional forces working against the interests of small investors.”