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Sheila Leonor Sanchez

Sheila Leonor Sanchez, American journalist. Recipient Award for Investigative Reporting, Associated Press (Intermountain region), 1992, Award for Best News Series, Utah Press Association, 1995, Award for Spot News Reporting, Associated Press, 1995, Sharing the Vision award Utah Valley State College, 1995.


  • Sanchez, Sheila Leonor was born on July 1, 1963 in Van Nuys, California, United States. Daughter of James William Van Camp and Maria Elena (Santos) Palacios.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Brigham Young University, 1990.


    • Staff writer La Opinion Newspaper, Los Angeles, 1987-1989, Deseret News, Salt Lake City, 1989-1990, The Daily Herald, Provo, Utah, since 1990.


    Journalist, Jedi Women, Salt Lake City, since 1995. Member Society Professional Journalists (board directors 1994-1996), Religion Newswriters Association.



    Reading, writing, exercising, teaching, movies.


    • Married Mario Miguel Sanchez, November 25, 1989. Children: Mackenzie, Cassidy.
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    Born July 1, 1963
    (age 54)
    • 1990
      Brigham Young University
    • 1987 - 1989
      Staff writer, La Opinion Newspaper
    • 1989 - 1990
      Staff writer, La Opinion Newspaper
      Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
    • 1990
      Staff writer, La Opinion Newspaper
      Provo, Utah, United States