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NewsBios 30 Under 30 Awards

Since 1987, except for a two-year hiatus, the TJFR Group/NewsBios has been recognizing up-and-coming business journalists under the age of 30. These journalists have positively impacted business news coverage, often setting the news agenda not only for their own news outlets, but having served as role models for other journalists and news organizations. Many of our past recipients have grown to be among today's most influential journalists.

2007 NewsBios 30 Under 30 Award Winners:

(Those previously honored are noted with the year(s) they were selected)

 

Cesca Antonelli, Bloomberg - 2002

Victoria Murphy Barret (under Murphy), Forbes - 2002, 2003

Carolyn Bigda, Money

Katherine Boehret, Wall Street Journal - 2004

Julia Boorstin, CNBC, 2004

Adrienne Carter, BusinessWeek - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Emily Chasan, Reuters

George Chen, Reuters Asia

Rebecca Christie, Dow Jones Newswires

Stephanie Clifford, Inc.

Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg

Charles Forelle, Wall Street Journal

Josh Friedlander, Absolute Returns

Barney Gimbel, Fortune

Matthew Herper, Forbes and Forbes.com

Brian Hindo, BusinessWeek

Nadira A. Hira, Fortune

Amy Hoak, MarketWatch

Tara Kalwarski, Crain's Financial Week

Eleanor Laise, Wall Street Journal - 2002

Naureen S. Malik, Barron's Online

Matthew Miller, Forbes

Erica Ogg, CNET

Jaime Levy Pessin, Dow Jones Newswires

James Politi, Financial Times - 2004

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004

Darren Rovell, CNBC 2004

Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters

Lingling Wei, Dow Jones Newswires - 2003

Nicole C. Wong, San Jose Mercury News

 

 

Cesca Antonelli, Bloomberg - 2002
Ms. Antonelli was promoted to technology team leader after heading the industrial team for Bloomberg News.
 
 

Victoria Murphy Barret (under Murphy), Forbes - 2002, 2003
Ms. Barret, who carries the title of associate editor, keeps eye on the software industry and also writes a monthly column on entrepreneurs for Forbes.com, and makes weekly appearances on “Forbes on Fox.”
 

 
Carolyn Bigda, Money
Ms. Bigda was named the regular writer for Money’s Savings and Credit column and for three years has been writing the Chicago Tribune’s weekly personal finance column, Getting Started.
 
 

Katherine Boehret, Wall Street Journal - 2004
Ms. Boehret, an assistant to Walt Mossberg, early in 2007 was named a technology columnist for the paper and took over as solo writer of The Mossberg Solution, a column she had previously co-written.

 

Julia Boorstin, CNBC, 2004
Last year, Ms. Boorstin made the switch from print journalism to broadcast after leaving Fortune to join CNBC in May 2006. As an on-air correspondent covering media and entertainment, she looks at both public and influential private companies. She also pens a daily blog, Media Money.
 
 



Adrienne Carter, BusinessWeek - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
Ms. Carter made the move from Money to BusinessWeek where in 2006 she was focusing on the food and finance industries in the Midwest reporting from the magazine’s Chicago bureau. (She recently was promoted to Department Editor for Finance and relocated to New York).
 

Emily Chasan, Reuters
Ms. Chasan, who turns 25 this summer, last year was a markets team reporter tasked with corporate accounting issues and writing about the U.S. stock market. She has since moved over to the legal team where she continues to cover accounting issues but also short selling and insider trading.
 
 

George Chen, Reuters Asia
Mr. Chen coordinates news coverage of the financial services sector as China Financial News Manager for Reuters, a team leader role. He also focuses on breaking news and in-depth analysis pieces as a senior correspondent.

Rebecca Christie, Dow Jones Newswires
Ms. Christie is a defense contracting reporter for Dow Jones based in Washington D.C. where last year she was the first reporter ever to attend and cover the U.S. Air Force's "Corona" meetings of the service's top generals.
 
 

Stephanie Clifford, Inc.
Ms. Clifford became the magazine’s only senior writer – the first in four years -- and penned a cover story last year on hiring.

Andy Fixmer, Bloomberg
Mr. Fixmer joined Bloomberg last year to focus on the entertainment industry with a particular eye on Walt Disney Co. and DreamWorks Animation Inc. Within six months, he broke a story on Disney’s plans to layoff 20 percent of its animation workforce.
 
 



Charles Forelle, Wall Street Journal
Mr. Forelle along with his Wall Street Journal colleagues James Bandler and Mark Maremont, broke the stock-option backdating story and has already received several 2007 journalism citations, including winning a Pulitzer Prize.

 

Josh Friedlander, Absolute Return
Mr. Friedlander serves as senior writer for the publication dedicated to hedge-fund coverage and pens three to four cover stories annually including profiles of leading hedge-fund managers.

 
 

Barney Gimbel, Fortune
Mr. Gimbel is the youngest at Fortune by nearly a decade to carry the title of writer, and focuses on investigative pieces and additionally pens a column on business travel.

Matthew Herper, Forbes and Forbes.com
Mr. Herper focuses on science and medicine both for the print and online editions of Forbes and is tasked with devoting about half of his time to each.
 
 

Brian Hindo, BusinessWeek
As Department Editor for Corporate Strategies, Mr. Hindo edits company stories by bureau correspondents and writes about trends in corporate America particularly as they relate to strategy, competition or management.

Nadira A. Hira, Fortune
As a writer/reporter, Ms. Hira covers a swath of industries with the focus being on all things “young” or of her generation. She also is a correspondent for BET’s Black Carpet and also contributes to the biweekly “All in the Biz” segment on BET as well as host of other television appearances.
 
 

Amy Hoak, MarketWatch
A personal finance reporter for MarketWatch, Ms. Hoak often focuses on real estate and helps with the organization’s weekly real estate newsletter. Her stories garnered nearly 1.5 million views in 2006, putting her in the top third of all MarketWatch authors despite joining the organization well in to the year. Her feature story, The Seven Deadly Sins of Home Remodeling, was one of the most-read stories on the site all year, pulling in 282,000 views.

Tara Kalwarski, Crain's Financial Week
Ms. Kalwarski serves as data editor for the weekly and is responsible for overseeing and editing all data and research-driven content.
 
 

Eleanor Laise, Wall Street Journal - 2002
Ms. Laise works to make complex investments more understandable for small investors as she writes about mutual funds and general investing trends for the paper’s Personal Journal section.

Naureen S. Malik, Barron's Online
Just a few months after its launch, Ms. Malik became a writer for the daily online column Inside Scoop and brought an investigative bent that looks at trading patterns and such. She also edits analyst reports and pens some feature articles.
 
 

Matthew Miller, Forbes
An associate editor, Mr. Miller is responsible for overseeing a staff of 30 writers and reporters for the annual Forbes 400 Richest Americans list. Additionally, he writes about the business of vice for the magazine.

Erica Ogg, CNET
Ms. Ogg writes on consumer electronics companies and gadgets as well as hosting a daily podcast for CNET News.com. Her reporting has been described as clear-eyed, skeptical and marked by a youthful voice.
 
 

Jaime Levy Pessin, Dow Jones Newswires
Ms. Pessin launched the regular column Compliance Watch, which looks at regulatory and legal issues affecting financial advisors.

James Politi, Financial Times - 2004
As U.S. Deals Correspondent, the prolific Mr. Politi in 2006 covered such big takeover battles as Guidant, EMI-Warner Music and Clear Channel.
 
 

Andrew Ross Sorkin, New York Times - 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
In 2006, as the paper’s chief M&A reporter, Mr. Sorkin created the DealBook Website, which receives more than 1 million page views a month. Additionally, he broke some of the year’s largest deals including CVS’s $26 billion deal with Caremark.

Darren Rovell, CNBC 2004
Mr. Rovell is a TV sports journalist and covers every aspect of the business of sports for all of CNBC’s programming. He also posts comments to his daily blog, which covers the same topic.
 
 

Daisuke Wakabayashi, Reuters
As chief correspondent in Seattle, Mr. Wakabayashi is responsible for the newswires’ coverage out of the Pacific Northwest, which includes keeping watch on Microsoft.

Lingling Wei, Dow Jones Newswires - 2003
A special writer for the newswire, Ms. Wei covers mortgage and consumer finance companies and reported on some of the worrisome trends that later led to the closures of some “sub-prime” home-loan providers.
 
 

Nicole C. Wong, San Jose Mercury News
Through extensive reporting using a vast array of documents, Ms. Wong reported a series of front-page stories that examined Hewlett-Packard’s worldwide layoffs since 2000.

 

To see a list of all previous 30 Under 30 honorees, click here.








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