Birger Award

September 2019

Friday, September 13th, 2019

The Information’s Matt Drange Wins SABEW’s Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

Matt Drange, a staff reporter for The Information, is the 2019 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists under 30. Additionally, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists: Ellen Huet, reporter for Bloomberg, and Casey Fabris, reporter for The Roanoke Times. Drange will receive the award, a $1,500 honorarium and travel stipend to New York made possible ...[Read More]

September 2018

Monday, September 10th, 2018

Robert Hackett Larry Birger Award 2018 Finalist

The 2018 judging panel chose to honor Robert Hackett of Fortune as one of two finalists for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Robert Hackett is a senior writer at Fortune, where he covers technology and business. He is a cofounding editor of The Ledger, Fortune’s fintech franchise, and a co-chair of Fortune’s Brainstorm Finance conference in Montauk. He co-hosts two ...[Read More]
Monday, September 10th, 2018

Dani Burger Larry Birger Award 2018 Finalist

The 2018 judging panel chose to honor Dani Burger of Bloomberg News as one of two finalists for the 2018 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. Burger is a London-based markets reporter, focusing on global cross-asset trends and rules-based investing since joining Bloomberg in 2014. She leads Bloomberg's coverage of quantitative investing, specializing in strategies that are rapidly changing ...[Read More]
Monday, September 10th, 2018

Cheddar’s Alex Heath is the 2018 Birger Award winner

Alex Heath, 25, a senior reporter for Cheddar, is the 2018 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30. Additionally, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists Dani Burger of Bloomberg News and Robert Hackett of Fortune.  Made possible by a $7,500 gift from rbb Communications of Miami, the award commemorates Larry Birger, a former ...[Read More]

September 2017

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Jillian Berman wins 2017 Birger Award

Jillian Berman, 28, a New York-based reporter for MarketWatch, is the 2017 winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist contest, honoring journalists younger than 30. It is the fourth year of the competition. The past winners were William Alden, Cezary Podkul and Mina Kimes. Additionally this year, the judging panel chose to honor two finalists: Jen Wieczner of Fortune and Sarah Frier ...[Read More]

February 2016

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016

2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award Winner, Cezary Podkul

Cezary Podkul is the winner of the 2015 Larry Birger Young Business Journalist competition, which recognizes talented reporters under 30. The inaugural winner was Mina Kimes, then a reporter for Bloomberg News. Podkul, now 32, was selected as the second annual winner. (Cezary turned 30 during 2014 meeting the award eligibly requirements). Birger was SABEW president in 1977 and was a former Miami Herald ...[Read More]

September 2015

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Podkul wins 2015 Birger Award for Young Business Journalists

PHOENIX -- Cezary Podkul, a financial investigative reporter for ProPublica is this year’s winner of the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist prize, honoring journalists under age 30. He will receive the award and a $1,500 honorarium Oct. 9 at SABEW’s New York Fall Conference in midtown Manhattan. It is the second year for the competition. Last year’s winner, Mina Kimes, will also be in ...[Read More]

September 2013

Thursday, September 5th, 2013

SABEW starts Young Journalist Award in honor of late past president Larry Birger (1977), who mentored many

SPECIAL TO SABEW PHOENIX -- The Society of American Business Editors and Writers will honor the nation’s top young business journalist with a new award named after one of its past presidents. The Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award will be presented March 29 at SABEW’s annual spring conference at the Cronkite School in Phoenix. Made possible by a $5,000 gift from rbb Public ...[Read More]

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