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Laura Powell
PO Box 9444
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 415-6455  (202) 248-4622
Career Summary To Date: 20 years covering travel and the environment for a range of media outlets. Work has included television and video management and production, writing for print and online outlets, strategic consulting, speechwriting, and spokesperson work.

Current Freelance Outlets: The Washington Post; NewsChannel 8/WUSA (Washington, DC); Around the World Radio (Santa Barbara, CA); Emirates Open Skies Magazine (Dubai)
Current Positions:
Executive Producer, LP Productions/DailySuitcase Washington, DC
Produce, host and write travel-related programming and videos. Also report on travel trends for www.dailysuitcase.com and other media outlets.
Special Supplements Writer, The Washington Post
Write special sections on travel, lifestyle, and the environment.
Travel Correspondent, Around the World Radio Santa Barbara, CA
Contributing Editor, Hotel F & B
Contributing Travel Expert, NewsChannel 8, Washington, DC
Professional Journalism Experience:
1998-2002; 2007-2009
Contributing Editor, Lodging, Washington, DC

Writer, Advertorial Travel Supplements
Special supplements have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Reader's Digest, The Sunday Times (UK), Conde Nast Traveller (UK).
Contributing Writer, Good Housekeeping New York, New York
Writer, Travel Supplements, USA Today

Writer, TV Food Network New York, New York
Travel Editor, Government Executive Magazine Washington, DC
Producer, CNN TravelGuide Atlanta, Georgia
  • Created and produced CNN TravelGuide.
  • Provided management direction to production of CNN's travel coverage, including daily segments on business and leisure travel.
  • Coordinated and planned field production at domestic and international locations, and wrote and produced daily packages and weekly programs.
Producer, CNN International Atlanta, Georgia
Helped design and launch CNN International newscasts.
Selected Television and Radio Appearances:
ABC World News This Morning, ABC News Now, CNBC, CNN Headline News, CNN Airport, WUSA (Washington, DC), Fox News Channel, Good Day New York, Today Show/New York, WABC (Los Angeles), CBS 2 News This Morning (Los Angeles), AM-Philadelphia, WTOP-AM (Washington, DC), WOR-AM (New York), WGN-AM (Chicago), NPR
Syracuse University, Syracuse, New York B.S., Broadcast Journalism
Distinction: Summa Cum Laude and Class Marshal-Newhouse School of Public Communications

University of Essex, Colchester, England M.A. International Relations
Distinction: Rotary Foundation Scholar
European University Institute, Fiesole, Italy  

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