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Laura Powell
(202) 415-6455
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:

Executive Producer, LP Productions/Daily Suitcase Chicago, Illinois
Produce, host and write travel-related programming and videos. Write freelance travel articles for national and international outlets. Appear on television and radio programs as a guest travel expert.

Luxury and Special Correspondent, Skift, New York, New York
Report on luxury, wellness and trends for the premier outlet covering the business of travel.

Contributor: CNN.com, ShermansTravel; Orbitz Blog, Travelocity

Travel Correspondent, Around the World Radio Santa Barbara, CA
Professional Journalism Experience:

Contributing Travel Expert, WUSA and NewsChannel 8, Washington, DC

Special Sections Writer, The Washington Post
Write special sections on travel, lifestyle, shopping and the environment.
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
And Before That:
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.
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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