Ingrassia, Stevens of Reuters to receive Loeb achievement awards
Two longtime business journalists who have spent time at Reuters were honored Thursday with special Gerald Loeb Awards.
The 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Paul Ingrassia, former managing editor of Reuters.
This annual award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies the consistent and superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Ingrassia joined Dow Jones in 1977 as a reporter in the Journal’s Chicago bureau, and served as chief in various bureaus. He won a Pulitzer Prize and a Loeb Award in 1993 with Detroit bureau colleague Joseph White for their coverage of the corporate governance upheaval at General Motors.
Ingrassia also served as an assistant vice president at the company’s former Telerate financial information business. In 1998, he was named president of Dow Jones Newswires. He left Dow Jones in 2007 and then joined Reuters.
Amy Stevens, executive editor, professional news at Reuters, will receive the 2016 Lawrence Minard Editor Award, named in memory of 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 receive a byline or whose face does not appear on-air for the work covered.
Stevens joined Reuters in 2010.
A graduate of Yale University and UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law, Stevens spent 16 years at The Wall Street Journal, where she began her journalism career as a reporter on the legal beat. In addition to covering major legal stories, she launched a popular weekly column called ‘Lawyers and Clients.’ An accomplished feature writer, she later became an enterprise reporter for The Journal’s front page and subsequently served as deputy page one editor and then editor of the Weekend Journal.
She left the Journal in 2006 to become deputy editor of Conde Nast Portfolio and then served as supervising editor of NPR’s “Planet Money,” the award-winning multimedia project devoted to coverage of the global economy.