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Laura Powell
PO Box 9444
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 415-6455  (202) 248-4622
dailysuitcase@gmail.com
Career Summary To Date: 25 years covering travel and lifestyle topics for a range of media outlets. Work has included television and video management and production, writing for print and online outlets, custom content development, strategic consulting, and spokesperson and media training work.
Current Positions:
1990-
Executive Producer, LP Productions/Daily Suitcase Washington, DC
Produce, host and write travel-related programming and videos. Write freelance travel articles for national and international outlets. Also write speeches and do consulting, custom content work, and other projects for corporate clients and associations.
1993-
Special Supplements Writer, The Washington Post
Write special sections on travel, lifestyle, shopping and the environment.
2005-
Travel Correspondent, Around the World Radio Santa Barbara, CA
2007-
Contributing Travel Expert, WUSA and NewsChannel 8, Washington, DC

2014-
Regular Contributor: CNN.com, ShermansTravel; Orbitz Blog
Professional Journalism Experience:
 
2000-
Writer, Custom Content
Special supplements have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Reader's Digest, The Sunday Times (UK), Conde Nast Traveller (UK).
2007-2012
Contributing Editor, Hotel F and B


2002-2006
Writer, Travel Supplements, USA Today

1998-2005
Contributing Editor, Lodging, Washington, DC

2001-2003
Contributing Writer, Good Housekeeping New York, New York

1998-2002; 2007-2009
1998-1999
Writer/Columnist, MSN sidewalk.com Redmond, Washington
1993-1994
Writer, TV Food Network New York, New York
1986-1990
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.
1985-1986
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), NewsChannel 8 (Washington, DC), WTTG (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, Martha Stewart/Sirius Radio.
Education:
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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