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Soble, two-time Loeb winner, dies at 85

June 26, 2021

Posted by Chris Roush

Ronald Soble

Ronald Soble, who was part of two Loeb Award winners for the Los Angeles Times, died June 20 in Sacramento at the age of 85.

An obituary states, “In 1957, Soble graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism. In 1962, Soble received a master’s degree in communication from Stanford University. In addition to serving as a longtime reporter for the LA Times, during his career, Soble was also a reporter or editor for various other newspapers and wire services. He spent most of his career covering general news, politics, finance and law.

“In 1978, LA Times reporters Soble, Paul Steiger, Robert Rosenblatt, Murray Seeger and Sam Jameson shared the Gerald Loeb Award for their series ‘The Dollar: Its History and Current Woes’. In 1984, LA Times reporters Soble and Al Delugatch received the Gerald Loeb Award for Spot News, for their investigation of former Los Angeles gold trader Alan Saxon.

“In 1997, Soble was a co-recipient of the National News Emmy Award for Outstanding Coverage of a Continuing News Story for a Frontline report on cheap guns.

“Soble authored or co-authored several books including “Blood Brothers: The Inside Story of the Menendez Murders,” (Onyx, 1995); “Whatever Became of Free Enterprise?” (Signet, 1977), “The Impossible Dream: The Equity Funding Story, The Fraud of the Century” (Putnam, 1975), and “Smart Money in Hard Times: A Guide to Inflation-Proof Investments” (McGraw-Hill, 1975).”

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