The 2017 Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award recipient is Walt Mossberg, executive editor at The Verge and editor-at-large for Recode.
This annual award recognizes an individual whose career exemplifies the consistent, superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
From 1991 to 2013, Mossberg was the principal technology columnist for The Wall Street Journal.
Nicholas Varchaver, assistant managing editor at Fortune, will receive the 2017 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.
Varchaver has been an editor and writer at Fortune since 1999. He won a Gerald Loeb award in 2010 for an article he co-authored on Bernie Madoff.
Mossberg and Varchaver will receive their career achievement awards at the 60th Anniversary Gerald Loeb Awards banquet and celebration on Tuesday, June 27, at Capitale in New York City.
The 2017 winners in the 12 competition categories, which represent the nation’s highest honors in business journalism, will also be announced during the banquet.
The banquet and celebration will also commemorate Gerald Loeb’s 1957 creation of the awards and recognize his legacy to encourage journalism on business and finance that informs and protects the private investor and the general public.
Loeb was a founding partner of E.F. Hutton, a guest columnist for Forbes magazine and widely considered a Wall Street iconoclast.