Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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Union Pacific reimburses Tempe nearly $500K for expenses it incurred in 2020 train derailment

Payment covers repair and replacement of damaged city property, incident-response costs, traffic control and environmental testing.

Ups, downs of life’s journey come into focus for Emmy-winning film student

From winning 2 Emmys, to the passing of his mother, to reshaping what he wants to do in life, it's been a whirlwind for '21 Corona del Sol grad Chandler Carlisle.

Tempe buys Pollack Apache Center for affordable housing, retail, grocery store to meet area needs

Acquisition along Apache Boulevard supports Tempe's Hometown for All affordable housing initiative, launched in 2021.

A tip of the beret to Tempe Family History Center staffers for helping me discover who I really am

Think you know who you are? A visit to Tempe Family History Center might confirm or deny that.

Cardinals partner with State Farm to provide holiday meals to 500 selected families in TUHSD

8,000 meals in microwaveable containers, prepared by Craft Culinary Concepts at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, were hauled in a semi-trailer to Tempe.

BLOWN AWAY: Drybar expands to Tempe despite continuing difficulty filling positions  

Owner of six shops, including at The Watermark, has 50 openings throughout her organization and finds candidates not showing for job interviews.

New Angie’s Lobster in S. Tempe designed to follow Salad and Go playbook by emphasizing efficiency

By driving efficiency to the forefront of the operation, new South Tempe restaurant can serve lobster dinner for less than $10.

Lights! Camera! Emmys! Corona Film and TV students bring home 2 regional awards statues

Corona del Sol's award-winning Film and TV program benefits from having a full on-campus production studio for students to use.

Lee Shappell

Lee Shappell became a journalist because he didn’t become a rocket scientist! He exhausted the math courses available by his junior year in high school and earned early admission to Rice University, intending to take advantage of its relationship with the Johnson Space Center and become an aerospace engineer. But as a high school senior, needing a class to be eligible for sports with no more math available, he took student newspaper as a credit and was hooked. He studied journalism at the UofA and has been senior reporter, copy desk chief and managing editor at several Valley publications.
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