Laurel Bowman is a journalist based in Washington, United States of America. Laurel Bowman is an award-winning television journalist with more than two decades of production and on-camera experience in the television news and production industry. Her work has aired on the Voice of America (VOA), NBC News, the BBC, National Geographic, PBS, Associated Press Television News and CNBC Asia. Most recently, Laurel worked as an on-air reporter for VOA's Africa54, a one-hour daily news show with distribution in more than a dozen countries. She also worked as a general news reporter for VOA, as well as a long-time producer for NBC News. She also reported for CNBC Asia in Hong Kong as a staffer, and she has freelanced for numerous other television news organizations. Laurel produces news stories, investigative stories and feature stories, and appears on-camera live or taped to present her work. Laurel's documentary work includes three original films: a 30-minute original documentary shot in Tanzania and Kenya on traditional healing in the age of HIV/AIDS (which aired on PBS); an original agency video for the international NGO, CHF International (in corporate video style), shot in Indonesia, Lebanon, Poland and Kenya; and a film on pirates, which was re-versioned into smaller pieces that aired at National Geographic's exhibit hall, as part of a presentation on pirates. These pieces also aired in traveling exhibits at various art museums around the country. She has extensive experience in shooting, setting up shoots, scripting and re-versioning pieces and working with existing video. Laurel graduated cum laude from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She earned her master’s degree from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, where she was a fellow with the Alfred I. duPont Center for Broadcast Journalism. Her awards for team reporting include the Edward R. Murrow, the Gracie, the Clarion and the Cine Golden Eagle.
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