Yahoo Finance’s Serwer to receive Bell Award
The New York Financial Writers’ Association announced that Andy Serwer, editor in chief of Yahoo Finance, is the 2020 recipient of the Elliott V. Bell Award, which honors journalists who have made a significant contribution to the field of financial journalism.
Serwer is the 45th annual recipient of the award, which is named after NYFWA’s inaugural president, Elliott V. Bell.
Since 1976, many of the biggest names in financial journalism have joined the list of Elliott V. Bell Award alumni, including Jason Zweig, John McCorry, Gretchen Morgenson, James B. Stewart, Allan Sloan, Paul Steiger and Carol Loomis, among others.
The award committee recognized Serwer for his four decades plus in the financial journalism space, most of which has been spent writing and reporting, as well as leading and managing teams and content on digital, video, TV, print, film, radio and live events platforms. Serwer currently serves as the top editorial executive for Yahoo Finance, one of the biggest business news platforms in the world with over 110 million monthly unique users.
In this role, he has oversight of a team of over 85 individuals, distributing thousands of stories per day and creating hundreds of original pieces of content per week, including text and video. Serwer also hosts a weekly “Influencer” video interview program with high-profile business leaders, and writes columns and articles.
Prior to joining Yahoo Finance in 2015, Serwer spent almost a decade as managing editor of Fortune Magazine, where he started as a junior fact-checker out of graduate school in the 1980s. As the leader of the publication, Serwer was responsible for overseeing Fortune’s web and print editions with a combined audience of more than 13 million. He also served as business news anchor of CNN’s flagship “American Morning” TV program between 2000 and 2006.