Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell and reporters Damian PalettaHeather LongPhilip RuckerJeff SteinMike DeBonis, and Erica Werner have been named finalists for the 2018 Gerald Loeb Awards. 

Rampell is recognized in the Commentary category for her writing on the GOP’s economic policy agenda. The team of politics and economic policy reporters is recognized in the Breaking News category for its coverage of the GOP tax bill.

The Loeb Foundation also recognized in the Video category a joint investigation by The Washington Post and CBS into the way the drug industry triumphed over the DEA in its effort to combat the nation’s opioid crisis.

The Gerald Loeb Awards recognize excellence in business and finance journalism. This year’s finalists were chosen from more than 470 entries submitted by local, regional and national outlets. View the full list of finalists here. 

The winners will be announced at the 2018 Gerald Loeb Awards banquet on June 25.