The 2019 Lifetime Achievement Gerald Loeb Award recipient is Martin Wolf, associate editor and chief economics commentator at the Financial Times in London.
Wolf was educated at Oxford University. Before starting his journalism career in 1987 at the Financial Times, he was a senior economist at the World Bank and director of studies at the Trade Policy Research Centre, in London.
He was awarded the CBE (Commander of the British Empire) in 2000 for services to financial journalism and is a member of the International Media Council of the World Economic Forum. 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.
Michael Miller, senior editor of features and WSJ Weekend at The Wall Street Journal, will receive the 2019 Lawrence Minard Editor Award from the Gerald Loeb Foundation.
Before graduating from Harvard University, Miller joined The Journal in 1983 as an intern in the New York bureau and the following year became a staff technology reporter in the San Francisco bureau.
He returned to the Journal’s New York bureau in 1986, writing about technology and health care. He went on to become a news editor for the media and marketing group, served as Marketplace editor, and then helped lead the paper to eight Pulitzer Prizes as Page One editor.
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.