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Grant, two-time Loeb winner, dies at 82


Linda Grant

Linda Grant, a longtime enterprise journalist who received two Gerald Loeb Awards throughout her profession, died Aug. 11 on the age of 82.

An obituary states, “Linda resettled in New York in 1971 and joined Fortune as a researcher/reporter for seven years.  There she turned a pacesetter within the combat for ladies’s rights, becoming a member of a whole bunch of different girls struggling to combine newsrooms.  The ladies sued and received, taking authorized motion towards, amongst others, Fortune’s writer, Time-Life, for gender discrimination.  The occasion turned generally known as the “Good Women’ Revolt.”

“Within the course of she was promoted to Fortune as affiliate editor and have become considered one of its first girls writers.  Her husband was by then protecting South America for the Wall Road Journal, giving her one other continent to discover.

“Stressed to maneuver on, Linda moved to Los Angeles and the Los Angeles Instances, the place she was first a employees author and ultimately assistant enterprise editor.  In 1981 she married Charles Ruby, an legal professional, and shortly returned to New York, the place she turned New York Enterprise Bureau Chief of the Los Angeles Instances.  Throughout that interval Linda received two Gerald Loeb Awards for distinguished Enterprise and Monetary Journalism.

“The primary, concerning the end result of company mergers, received the ‘massive newspaper’ class, beating entries from the New York Instances and Wall Road Journal.   In July 1983, Linda gave start to a son, Joshua Nathaniel Ruby, and subsequently took seven years off work delighting in motherhood.  In 1991 she returned to journal writing with a 5,000-world story on Warren Buffett within the Los Angeles Instances Sunday Journal. Buffett wrote her, ‘My buddies all agree that you simply did a splendid job of catching me as I’m.’  She rejoined Fortune in 1995 and retired in 1998.”

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