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Two W&L Alumni Nominated for Loeb Awards

Two Washington and Lee journalism alums, both of whom work for Bloomberg News, are finalists in the prestigious Gerald A. Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

Mary Childs, of the Class of 2008, and Mehul Srivastava, of the Class of 2004, belonged to Bloomberg teams that have been nominated in two different categories.

Mary, who is based in New York City, worked on a team that is one of five finalists in the beat reporting category for “Beached Whale: JPMorgan’s Huge Loss.” Mary is a corporate finance report at Bloomberg. You can read her Bloomberg stories here and can follow her on Twitter: @marydchilds.

Mehul’s team is one of three finalists in the international category for “Mother India Starves Her Children.” Mehul is reporter-at-large for BusinessWeek and Bloomberg News, covering mostly India and sometimes South Asia. One of the stories he has been covering most recently is the Bangladesh factory collapse, and he did an interview about that story on NPR’s “Morning Edition” earlier this month. Here is a list of recent articles by Mehul, and you can follow him on Twitter: @30_Dash

The Loeb Awards will be announced on June 25. The awards were established in 1957 by the late Gerald Loeb, a founding partner of E.F. Hutton, who wanted to encourage reporting on business and finance “that would inform and protect the private investor and the general public.” The awards are widely considered the most prestigious in business journalism.