loeb.jpgToday, UCLA’s Anderson School of Management announced the finalists for its 2009 Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times had the most finalists, with seven each across multiple categories. The Journal was nominated in the large newspaper, commentary, breaking news, beat writing and feature writing categories, while the Times also picked up noms for large newspaper reporting, breaking news and beat writing, and was recognized for excellence in online reporting and magazine reporting as well.

Bloomberg, “60 Minutes” and CBS were also recognized with a handful of nominations each, while now defunct magazine Portfolio received three nods.

In addition, former editor-in-chief of The Economist Bill Emmott will be receiving a Loeb Lifetime Achievement Award and Lawrence Ingrassia, business and financial editor at the Times will be awarded the Lawrence Minard Editor Award at the awards dinner here in New York on June 29.

A full list of the finalists is after the jump

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