The Gerald Loeb Awards at the UCLA Anderson School of Management named the winners of its two senior awards on Tuesday.
The 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award is Ellen Pollock, business editor of The New York Times.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a journalist whose career exemplifies the consistent, superior insight and professional skills necessary to further the understanding of business, financial and economic issues.
Pollock began her journalism career as a reporter for The American Lawyer magazine and then joined The Wall Street Journal, where she spent 18 years. As a reporter at the Journal her topics ranged from corporate fraud, shareholder activism, the Whitewater scandal to Michael Jackson and the reasons why Americans don’t eat rabbit. As an editor on Page One and then deputy Page One editor she worked on articles awarded Pulitzer Prizes in 2003 and 2005.
In 2007, Pollock joined Businessweek and she became the first woman editor in chief in 2015. During her time at Bloomberg Businessweek it received numerous accolades and won a National Magazine Award for general excellence.
Four years ago, she joined The New York Times. Her leadership has transformed a major section of the newsroom by expanding the outlet’s business and economic reporters’ roles in the daily reporting and high-profile enterprise and investigation pieces. Pollock is a graduate of Brandeis University.
Garry D. Howard, director of corporate initiatives for American City Business Journals, will receive the 2021 Lawrence Minard Editor Award.
The Minard Editor Award was named in memory of Lawrence “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 often receive public recognition.
Howard began his career as a sports reporter for the Trenton Times and then as a sports copy editor for the Rochester Times-Union, the St. Petersburg Independent and the St. Petersburg Times. By 1987, he was with The Philadelphia Inquirer, where he advanced to deputy sports editor and covered the 1994 Winter Olympic Games. When he joined The Milwaukee Journal in 1994 as executive sports editor, he was the only African-American sports editor at a major metropolitan daily. Over the next 16 years, the Journal merged with the Sentinel, and Howard became the assistant managing editor/sports for the publication and earned a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award.
In 2010, he became the editor-in-chief of The Sporting News while it was owned by American City Business Journals. Four years later, he would transition to director of corporate initiatives at American City Business Journals.
Howard was recently inducted into the National Association of Black Journalists Hall of Fame and currently serves on the Dow Jones News Fund board and the Morgan State School of Global Journalism & Communications board of visitors.
Howard is a graduate of Lehigh University and the Lawrenceville School, where he received a four-year academic scholarship from the leadership program, A Better Chance.