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20 AUGUST 10-16, 2011 Communications CARMEN J. LEE


Communications Officer The Heinz Endowments A professional journalist


who is dedicated to guiding the next generation of Black writers, Carmen J. Lee brings her best efforts toward her work and her calling. An At- lanta, Ga., native who holds a bachelor’s in journalism and mathematics and a master’s in journalism from Indiana University, Leewas a journal- ist with the Pittsburgh Post- Gazette for 20 years. Her du- ties with the Post-Gazette in- cluded covering Pittsburgh Public Schools, municipal government, religion and ed- ucation, in addition to editing the weekly East suburban section. She joined the Heinz Endowments as a communi- cations officer in 2005, where she edits internal pub- lications and consults during discussions that effect grant making. She is deeply committed to work with the Pittsburgh Black Media Fed- eration and its Frank L. Bolden Urban Journalism Workshop, where she helps high school student journalists publish a newspaper through the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Lee is also an elder at Friendship Community Presbyterian Church.


WOMEN OF EXCELLENCE 2011 Media KIM LAMPKINS


News Anchor/Writer/Producer American Urban Radio Networks


Award winning broadcast journalist KimLampkins is staying true to her roots


while forging new ground in the field through a freelance voice over company. A 31-year radio veteran, Lampkins has worked inmajormarkets such as Hous- ton, Dallas, Philadelphia and Chicago and has covered stories ranging from the first anniversary of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans and Barack Obama's 2008 inauguration. She has also interviewed celebrities and public officials as promi- nent as Barack and Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton, Jesse Jackson and Rev. Al Sharpton, among many others. As founder of Say it Creatively, a home based voice-over and production company, one of Lampkins' key accomplish- ments is serving as primary voice over announcer for Sir- iusXM's Real Jazz format. In Pittsburgh, she is known as the on-air personality Loni Taylor. Her community efforts include work with the Chicago, Ill., or- ganizations ChildServ and Fam- ily Rescue aswell as Girl Scouts of Chicago. She has also worked with Volunteers in Cor- rections, a former mentoring program for at risk youth in Youngstown, Ohio, and has vol- unteered with the August Wil- son Center's Black History Month reading event activities. She is the mother of two sons.


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