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Laura Powell
PO Box 9444
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 415-6455  (202) 248-4622

Career Summary To Date: 25 years covering travel and lifestyle topics for a range of media outlets. Work has included television and video 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/DailySuitcase Washington, DC
Produce/host/write travel-related content. Also write speeches and do consulting and project work for associations and corporate clients.
1993-Content Writer, The Washington Post
Write special sections on travel, lifestyle, education, and the environment.
2005-Travel Correspondent, Around the World Radio Santa Barbara, CA
2007- Contributing Television Travel Expert, Great Day Washington and NewsChannel 8, Washington, DC
2015- Regular Contributor: CNN.com, ShermansTravel, Orbitz Blog

Professional Writing Experience:
Writer, Travel Supplements and Custom Content
Special supplements have appeared in National Geographic Traveler, Reader's Digest, The Sunday Times (UK), Conde Nast Traveller (UK), and other publications.
Writer, Groupon Washington City Guide
Contributing Editor, Hotel F and B

Writer, Travel Supplements, USA Today
Contributing Editor, Lodging, Washington, DC
Contributing Writer, Good Housekeeping New York, New York
1998-2002; 2007-2009
Writer/Columnist, MSN sidewalk.com Redmond, Washington
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.

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.

Some Other Print and Online Freelance Outlets:
National Geographic Traveler; Forbes; Hemispheres/United: Alaska Airlines Magazine; Open Skies/Emirates; Travel Weekly

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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