Lehpamer was born and raised in New York, and truly knows the city, its neighborhoods, and its people. In addition to the 2011 Emmy nomination for her work on a series about Long Island gangs, Lehpamer has two Edward R. Murrow awards to her credit, along with awards from The Associated Press, The New York Press Club, The Society of Professional Journalists and the Press Club of Long Island for both her television and radio reporting.
She was one of the first reporters at the World Trade Center on September 11th, 2001 and was reporting live on 1010 WINS moments after the second plane hit. She was also the first WINS reporter on scene after the Corey Lidle plane crash, and won an Edward R. Murrow as part of 1010 WINS’ breaking news coverage.
Lehpamer is also a television reporter for News 12 Long Island. Her background also includes time as a news writer at WABC-TV and WPIX-TV, and a reporter for the NPR-affiliate WFUV-FM, and the B-B-C, WOR and WABC radio.
Lehpamer is an active member of the exclusive Inner Circle of City Hall Journalists, inducted in 2005. She is also published in the
book: Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11th.
Lehpamer received a BA from Fordham University in the Bronx, and currently lives in Manhattan.
You can send her story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org or find her on Twitter @EileenLehpamer
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Movie director Mel Stuart along with the actors and actresses who played Veruca Salt, Violet Beauregarde and Mike Teevee attended.