Video reporter Education: Wheaton College, Wheaton, Ill., BA in political science
Lee Powell is a video reporter with The Washington Post. His role takes him around the county – and sometimes, the world – reporting video stories that appear on washingtonpost.com and other digital platforms. At The Post, Powell has done stories across all sections from sports to food to investigative. He shoots, reports, produces and edits his own stories. Sometimes he appears on camera – most recently as part of live Washington Post coverage of election night and Inauguration Day. He has worked at the Associated Press and the Dallas Morning News, among other newspaper and television outlets.
At the AP, Powell was based in Washington, D.C., and was part of an expansion by the news service into video newsgathering for the U.S. market. His stories appeared on broadcast outlets, newspaper websites and online portals.
In Dallas, Powell started reporting in print but was the first metro desk reporter to pick up a video camera in 2005. He became a hybrid reporter, still working in print but adding video segments to accompany his own video stories. Powell also worked with other reporters to create video stories. And he did stints at WFAA-TV, the ABC affiliate in Dallas/Ft. Worth owned by the then-parent company of The News.
Honors & Awards:
National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing, 2017
National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing, 2015
National Edward R. Murrow Award for Writing, 2011
National Edward R. Murrow Award for Feature Reporting, 2010