NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Endowment for Financial Education work together to honor the very best in personal finance reporting. Though the award is not currently given, those honored produced exceptional work we hope continues to inspire others covering personal finance and consumer news.

nefe logo2021 Award Winners

Radio - Stephannie Stokes, Reporter, WABE 90.1 FM, Atlanta's NPR station, As Property Values Rise In Atlanta, So Does The Exploitation Of Black Homeowners​
Online - Robert Powell, Retirement Columnist, MarketWatch, How to pay for healthcare costs in retirement​
Television - Chris Chmura, Consumer Investigative Reporter, KNTV-TV / NBC Bay Area, How To: Make Savvier Financial Decisions​

 

2020 Award Winners

Radio - Brandon McDermott, Morning Edition Host/News Reporter, NET - University of Nebraska, Nebraska Schools Tackle Financial Literacy
Online - Jeff Kauflin, Staff Writer; Antoine Gara, Associate Editor; Sergei Klebnikov, Reporter; and John Dobosz, Editor, Forbes Divident Investor and Forbes Premium Income Report, Forbes, The Inside Story of Robinhood's Billionaire Founders, Option Kid Cowboys and the Wall Street Sharks That Feed on Them
Television - Brad Edwards, CBS2 Investigator and Main Anchor, WBBM-TV, Getting Hosed: Chicago Water, A Bungled Bureaucracy

 

2019 Award Winners

Radio - Tracy Samilton, Energy and Transportation Reporter/Producer, Michigan RadioWhy the Funeral Rule is one of the least-known consumer protection laws in the country
Online - Casey Bond, Lifestyle Reporter, HuffPost, MLMs Are A Nightmare For Women And Everyone They Know
Television - Chris Vanderveen, Investigative Reporter, KUSA, Lien on Me

 

2018 Award Winners

Radio - Jill Schlesinger, CBS News Business Analyst, CBS News Radio Network, Jill on Money
Online - Susannah Snider, Personal Finance Editor, U.S News & World Report, The Problem With PLUS: How Parents Buckle Under the Weight of College Debt
Television - Jason Wheeler, Anchor/Reporter, WFAA-TV, Is It Worth It: Property Values & Taxes

 

2017 Award Winners

Radio - Leoneda Inge, WUNC NC Public Radio Chapel Hill, NC - Black Bank Movement, Fad or Here to Stay
Online - Richard Eisenberg, PBS Next Avenue St. Paul, MN - Sorry, Nobody Wants Your Parents' Stuff
Television - Michelle Mortensen and Sarita Kichok, KLAS-TV - Las Vegas, NV - On Your Side: Saving You Time & Money

 

2016 Award Winners

Radio - Tina Martin, WGBH-FM Boston - Debt Collectors
Online - Jillian Berman, MarketWatch - Student Debt
Television - Chris Vanderveen, KUSA-TV Denver - Buyer Beware

 

2015 Award Winners

Radio - Courtney Collins, KERA-FM Dallas  - One Crisis Away: Inside a Neighborhood
Online - Melanie Hicken and Blake Ellis, CNN Atlanta  - The Secret World of Government Debt Collection
Television - Michelle Mortensen and Sarita Kichok, KLAS-TV Las Vegas, Nevada -  8 On Your Side Consumer Series

 

2014 Award Winners

Radio - Alisa Parenti, MarketWatch Radio - Series: Housing on Fire
Online - Paddy Hirsch, Marketplace - Series: Marketplace Whiteboards
Television - Laurie Cipriano - Story: What it costs you to use cash in America

 

2013 Award Winners

Radio - Uri Berliner, Senior Editor, National Public Radio - Series: Dollar for Dollar
Online - Blake Ellis, Personal Finance Writer, CNNMoney.com - Series: Financial challenges facing same-sex couples
Television - Don Dare, Reporter, WATE-TV Knoxville, TN - Series: 6 On Your Side

 

2012 Award Winners

Radio - Tess Vigeland, Reporter, Marketplace - Story: From heavy industry to intensive care
Online - Andrea Coombes, Personal Finance Writer, MarketWatch - Story: With 401(k) disclosure, some fees still hidden
Television - Lorrie Taylor, Reporter, Fox8 Cleveland - Series: The perfect score