BLOOMBERG’S MATTHEW WINKLER TO RECEIVE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
5th Annual Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting To Announce Nominations on October 31
New York, N. Y. – October 29, 2007 – The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) will present this year’s Lifetime Achievement Award in Business & Financial Reporting to Matthew Winkler, Editor-in Chief of the BLOOMBERG NEWS® service, the global news provider that he established in 1990. The award will be presented at the 5th Annual Emmy® Awards for Business & Financial Reporting, to be held Tuesday, December 4at the Rainbow Room in New York City. The event will be sponsored by Citigroup, Inc.
The Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting recognize outstanding achievement in business & financial reporting telecast from July 1, 2006 thru June 30, 2007. Nominations for the 5th Annual Emmy Awards for Business & Financial Reporting will be announced on Wednesday, October 31.
“Matt Winkler is one of the leading architects of business and economic news reporting of our times,” said Peter Price, President/CEO, National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. “In a time when there is a strong need for world economic news, both for businesses and consumers, Matt has shown extraordinary vision in building a wide-reaching and quality organization of business journalists around the globe.”
“We are proud to honor the career of one of the most important figures in economic journalism today,” said Bill Small, Chairman of News & Documentary Emmy Awards. “Matt Winkler has distinguished himself through a lifetime of outstanding business reporting as well as in founding a global news service, focused on business, economic and financial reporting with extraordinary scope and depth. The most outstanding success story in business and financial reporting in the last 25 years has been Bloomberg.”
Matthew Winkler joined Bloomberg L.P., the financial information, data and analytics provider during 1990. As Editor-in-Chief of the BLOOMBERG NEWS service, Winkler established a multimedia news network that is part of Bloomberg’s core product, the BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL® service. Under Winkler’s leadership, the BLOOMBERG NEWS service has grown to more than 2,300 staff in Internet, print and broadcast media in 132 bureaus worldwide. Its reporters produce more than 5,000 stories daily on the economy, companies, governments, financial and commodity markets as well as the arts and sports. The BLOOMBERG NEWS service delivers content to 375 newspapers in 65 countries and encompasses the BLOOMBERG TELEVISION® network and BLOOMBERG RADIO® services, which broadcast 24 hours a day in seven languages worldwide, as well as the monthly BLOOMBERG MARKETS® magazine and BLOOMBERG PRESS® books for financial professionals.
Winkler received the 2007 Gerald Loeb Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, recognizing “exceptional career achievements in business, financial and economic news writing’’ and the 2003 New York Financial Writers Association Elliott V. Bell Award for making a “significant long-term contribution to the advancement of financial journalism.” The Securities and Exchange Commission’s ban on selective disclosure of corporate information, known as Reg FD, was prompted by BLOOMBERG NEWS service reporting of market manipulation in the 1990s.
Winkler is co-author of Bloomberg by Bloomberg, published April 1997 by John Wiley & Son. From 1991-1994 while at Bloomberg, he also wrote the Capital Markets column for Forbes magazine. Previously, from 1980- 1990, Winkler was a reporter for the Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, and news services of parent Dow Jones & Co. At the Journal, he was responsible for credit markets, corporate finance and the securities industry from New York (1987-1990) and in London (1982-1987). Winkler was a New York-based reporter and assistant editor at The Bond Buyer (1978-1980); a public relations specialist for Gehrung Associates in Keene, N.H. (1977-1978) and a reporter for the Ohio-based Mount Vernon News (1976-1977).
Winkler holds an A.B. in history and an honorary doctorate of law from Kenyon College. He is a trustee of Kenyon College and The Kenyon Review; chairman of the board of the Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program at Columbia University; a member of the Board of Visitors of Columbia College of Columbia University; a trustee of the business journalism program of the City University of New York; a director of the International Center for Journalists; a member of the board of the Committee to Protect Journalists; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New York. Winkler was appointed as a member of the Bloomberg L.P. board in 2006.
He and his wife Lisa, an English teacher, have three children.
The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) is a professional service organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of television and the promotion of creative leadership for artistic, educational and technical achievements within the television industry. It recognizes excellence in television with the coveted Emmy Award for News & Documentary, Sports, Daytime Entertainment, Daytime Creative Arts & Entertainment, Humanitarian & Public Service, Technology & Engineering, and Business & Financial Reporting. Beginning in 2006, NATAS began recognizing programming produced for the Internet, cell phones, and portable media players with its new Broadband Emmy Award for Outstanding Achievement in Content for Broadband and Portable Delivery. Excellence in Primetime programming and international programming is recognized by its affiliate, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. Regional Emmys are given in 19 regions across the United States. Beyond awards, NATAS has extensive educational programs including National Student Television and its Student Award for Excellence for outstanding journalistic work by high school students, as well as scholarships, publications, and major activities for both industry professionals and the viewing public. For more information, please visit the website at www.emmyonline.tv.
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