Gail MarksJarvis, one of the nation’s most respected personal finance columnists, will receive the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing’s highest honor – its Distinguished Achievement Award – for 2023. The award is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the field of business journalism and has been a nurturing influence on others in the profession.

“I am truly honored to receive this prestigious award and join the previous distinguished winners whom I have admired,” said MarksJarvis. “To join this remarkable list of business journalists, who have had a profound impact through their reporting, is humbling. SABEW plays a crucial role in emphasizing the highest standards in business journalism. And it provides mentorship and insight to journalists so they can help readers, viewers and listeners make sense of business and the economy and navigate the complex money decisions of their lives.”

MarksJarvis will be formally honored during SABEW’s annual conference, #SABEW23, taking place April 20-22 at the Poynter Institute in St. Petersburg, Florida. She will share career insights with The Associated Press’ Pia Sarkar on Friday, April 21, from 1-1:45 p.m. EDT. Please join us for the session and the SABEW conference.

“Gail MarksJarvis is the quintessential business journalist who has devoted her career to helping others understand finance and make better decisions with their money,” said SABEW President Glenn Hall, and editor of professional news at The Wall Street Journal. “She holds herself to the highest journalistic standards and truly embodies the spirit of SABEW, which she has supported as a board member, committee chairperson and in many other ways big and small. Gail inspired so many of us at SABEW over the years and I am delighted that we can recognize all her achievements with this award.”

MarksJarvis is an award-winning financial columnist for the Chicago Tribune, a TV commentator and a best-selling, award-winning author. Her columns and analysis of the economy, markets and personal finance strategies have reached millions of readers across the nation. Besides writing about it, MarksJarvis has advised on personal finance, investing, business and financial markets in speeches and on television and radio.

A former SABEW board member, MarksJarvis has been a reporter for National Public Radio’s “Marketplace,” and a frequent commentator for WGN and CLTV in Chicago. She has appeared on PBS’s Nightly Business Report, PBS NewsHour, NPR, CNBC, Fox Business, Talk of the Nation, CBS This Morning and

After a decade’s worth of work hearing from thousands of distressed readers, MarksJarvis wrote “Saving for Retirement Without Living Like a Pauper or Winning the Lottery,” which received the Excellence In Financial Literacy Education Awards’ Book of the Year honors in 2013.

She has been named “Best Financial Columnist” by Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and has amassed 17 other journalism awards for her work, including a National Clarion Award for human rights reporting.

Check out her complete bio to read more about MarksJarvis’ distinguished career, including her work managing a multi-million-dollar endowment fund for a non-profit.

SABEW is the world’s largest association dedicated to business and financial journalism. The SABEW Distinguished Achievement Award was established in 1993 when it was awarded to Hobart Rowan of The Washington Post. There have been 29 prior recipients.