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26 June 2013: John Gapper, associate editor and chief business commentator of the Financial Times, won the 2013 Gerald Loeb Award for best commentary at the awards banquet in New York last night. One of the highest honours in business journalism, the Gerald Loeb Awards recognise journalists whose work “illuminates the world of business, finance and the economy for readers and viewers around the world.”
Martin Dickson, US managing editor of the FT, said: “the Loeb Award is wonderful recognition of the importance of John’s voice in business and financial debate around the world. His columns are beautifully written, have tremendous range and great judgement – based on his many years of business reporting – and leave the reader in no doubt about his trenchant opinions.”
John’s weekly columns focus on a range of business topics, including finance, media, technology and innovation, and appear on FT.com each Wednesday and in Thursday’s newspaper. He is also the author of A Fatal Debt, a financial thriller published by Ballantine Books in June 2012, How to Be a Rogue Trader, a 2011 eSpecial from Penguin, and is co-author with Nick Denton of All That Glitters, the definitive account of the collapse of Barings Bank.
Follow him on Twitter at @johngapper
For more information on the Loeb Awards and the full list of this year’s winners, visit http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/gerald-loeb-awards.