Karen Jean DeYoung
Born: 1949 in Chicago, Illinois
Pen Name: Karen DeYoung Connection to Illinois: She was born in Chicago, Illinois. Biography: DeYoung is a journalist. She has worked as a features writer at the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Florida, as a freelance reporter in Western Africa, as deputy foreign editor, foreign editor, London bureau chief, national editor, assistant managing editor for national news and associate editor at the Washington Post in Washington, DC. DeYoung has received many awards including: *1979 - Distinguised Service Awards, Sigma Delta Chi for Foreign and Investigative Reporting *1979 - Foreign Correspondent Award, Inter-American Press Association*1981 - Maria Moors Cabot Award, Columbia University*2002 - Pulitzer Prize, for work on reporting the waron terrorism*2003 - Edward Ewintal Award for Diplomatic Reporting
ISBN: 1400041708 OCLC: 71313158 Knopf, New York : 2006. A biography of the soldier-statesman follow's Colin Powell's life from his Jamaican roots and youth in the Bronx, through his decorated career in the Army and as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, to his role as Secretary of State and departure from the post.