CNBC Televises Exec Leadership Awards

By Brian 

The third annual CNBC Executive Leadership Awards, held last week in NYC, were televised on Monday night. Here’s a list of winners.

One e-mailer called it a “self-congratulatory orgy.” Another person said “the line between journalism and cheerleading gets blurred again.”

Last week, an insider asked: “Is it any surprise that Liz Claman and Erin Burnett have the most visible roles? Erin is hosting and Liz will be the first talent all the business luminaries see on the red carpet. Maria has been sidelined.”

> Update: 10:35am: “Maria sidelined? Hardly, a CNBCer responds. “She gave the evening’s top honor: the Lifetime Achievement Award to Alan Greenspan and sat at the head table with Dr. Greenspan.”