People in the News 10-17-10

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Lee Powell has been awarded a 2010 National Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting, given by the Radio Television Digital News Association.
The Murrow Awards honor excellence in electronic journalism and are among the most prestigious in broadcasting.
Powell’s winning story was about a multi-million dollar ski slope of fake snow, built by a university in Virginia.
Ann Curry, news anchor of NBC’s “Today” show, presented the award to Powell during a banquet in New York City.
Powell reports online and on air for The Associated Press and is based in Washington, D.C.
He has covered news for television stations and newspapers in markets including Dallas, Chicago and Indianapolis.
Powell has a political science degree from Wheaton College in Illinois and is a 1994 graduate of Los Alamos High School.
The Murrow Award winners can be seen at rtdna.org.