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Bell Award Winners

Elliott V. Bell Award Winners Each year, the NYFWA presents an award named in honor of its founding president to an outstanding journalist for a significant long-term contribution to the profession of financial journalism.

About Elliott V. Bell: Born in 1902, Elliott Valance Bell was the founding president of the New York Financial Writers’ Association. During a career span of almost 60 years, he served as a reporter for The New York Herald Tribune and The New York Times, and as editor and later publisher of BusinessWeek magazine, now known as Bloomberg Businessweek. Bell also served as economic adviser to the 47th governor of New York, Thomas E. Dewey and as the state's Superintendent of Banks. In 1950, he became chairman of the executive committee of McGraw-Hill Inc., then the owner of BusinessWeek.

Past Winners:

  • 2020 - Andy Serwer, Yahoo! Finance
  • 2019 - Jason Zweig, The Wall Street Journal
  • 2018 - John McCorry, Bloomberg  2018 Winner Award Reception Photos   Event Video
  • 2017 - Greg David, Crain's New York
  • 2016 - Barry Newman, The Wall Street Journal
  • 2015 - Daniel Hertzberg, Bloomberg/Wall Street Journal
  • 2014 - John Huey, Time Inc.
  • 2013 - Tom Herman, The Wall Street Journal/Yale & Columbia Journalism School
  • 2012 - Susie Gharib, Nightly Business Report
  • 2011 - James B. Stewart, Author and columnist, New York Times
  • 2010 - Gretchen Morgenson, New York Times
  • 2009 - Allan Sloan, Fortune
  • 2008 - Jerry Flint, Forbes
  • 2007 - Diana B. Henriques, New York Times
  • 2006 - Terri Thompson, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, Columbia University
  • 2005 - Byron (Barney) Calame, Wall Street Journal
  • 2004 - Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek
  • 2003 - Matthew Winkler, Bloomberg News
  • 2002 - Paul E. Steiger, Wall Street Journal
  • 2001 - William Wolman, BusinessWeek
  • 2000 - Paul R. Martin, Wall Street Journal
  • 1999 - Alan Abelson, Barron's
  • 1998 - Floyd Norris, New York Times
  • 1997 - Sally Heinemann, Bridge News
  • 1996 - Stephen B. Shepard, Business Week
  • 1995 - Leonard Sloane, New York Times
  • 1994 - John H. Allan, Bond Buyer
  • 1993 - Ray Brady, CBS Network News
  • 1992 - John A. Dierdorff, Business Week
  • 1991 - Marshall Loeb, Fortune Magazine
  • 1990 - Stan Strachan, National Mortgage News
  • 1989 - Carol Loomis, Fortune Magazine
  • 1988 - Myron I. Kandel, Cable News Network
  • 1987 - Albert L. Kraus, Journal of Commerce
  • 1986 - Dorothea Brooks, United Press International
  • 1985 - Robert M. Bleiberg, Barron's
  • 1984 - Joseph M. Guilfoyle, Dow Jones News Service
  • 1983 - Leonard Silk, New York Times
  • 1982 - Ben Weberman, Forbes Magazine
  • 1981 - Vermont C. Royster, Wall Street Journal
  • 1980 - Louis Rukeyser, "Wall Street Week"
  • 1979 - Sylvia Porter, Field Syndicate
  • 1978 - Lewis Young, Business Week
  • 1977 - James W. Michaels, Forbes Magazine
  • 1976 - Sam Shulsky, King Features Syndicate