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Star-Bulletin reporter Rob Perez was named a finalist for the second year in a row in the Gerald Loeb Awards for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.
Perez was honored for his two-part series "What Price Paradise?" documenting pricing differences for consumers in Hawaii and West Coast cities.
The prestigious Loeb Awards, among the highest honors in the journalism profession, recognize members of both print and broadcast media. Winners and finalists were announced yesterday by the Anderson School at UCLA.
Perez was one of two finalists in the Small Newspaper Category (circulation of less than 150,000). The winner was Harris Meyer of the New Times (Hollywood, Fla.). Perez's series, which ran Sept. 1-2, also won first place in the National Headliner Awards in March.