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Linda Leavell named Dallas news editor

December 10, 1997

DALLAS (AP) _ Linda Leavell, a supervisor in the Dallas bureau of The Associated Press, was appointed Texas news editor Wednesday.

The appointment was announced by Dallas chief of bureau John Lumpkin.

Leavell, 30, a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, joined the AP in Dallas in 1993. Before that, she was city editor at the now-defunct Vista, Calif., Press and worked at the Odessa (Texas) American.

She was recognized this year with a Texas Headliners award and an honorable mention in the national Associated Press Managing Editors enterprise competition for her computer-assisted reporting project comparing high school teachers’ and coaches’ salaries.

She succeeds Rod Richardson, who recently was promoted to assistant chief of bureau in Dallas.

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