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Leon Worden
on Local Television Leon hosts half-hour interview programs, "Legacy" and "SCV Newsmaker of the Week."
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  • in COINage magazine Leon is a regular contributor to COINage magazine, the largest U.S. numismatic monthly.
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    2008 WINNER
    James L. Miller Memorial Award: Best Numismatic Article in Any Medium, Worldwide
    Mr. Brenner's Lincoln: Forgotten Figures (Part 2, December 2007)
  • Mr. Brenner's Lincoln: A Profile (Part 1, November 2007)
  • Barrass Masters the British Royal Mint (November 2007)
  • 'Illegal' (Double) Eagles: The Battle Begins (March 2007)
  • Interview With the New Mint Director (February 2007)
  • Part I: The Greatest Treasure Ever Seized (January 2007)
  • Part II: Sharing the Wealth (January 2007)
  • Bowers: What Isn't In a Name? (January 2007)
  • The Wonderful World of Coin Collecting (2007 Collector's Yearbook)
  • What's New in the (Collectors) Universe (December 2006)
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    2007 WINNER
    Best Coin Article in a U.S. Coin Magazine
    Third-Party Independence? (December 2006)
  • Stack's-ANR: Two for the Money (December 2006)
  • Stack, Bowers: Paths that Keep Crossing (December 2006)
  • Mercanti: No Small Change at the Mint (November 2006)
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    2006 WINNER
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    The Young Numismatists (August 2006)
  • Walter Ostromecki: Mr. Numismatics (August 2006)
  • Collecting Hobo Nickels (July 2006)
  • Bill Would 'Legalize' All Pre-1933 Coins (July 2006)
  • Copper in the Hopper: The Making of the 1943-S Bronze Cents (June 2006)
  • Ed Rochette: Mr. ANA (May 2006)
  • Faith and Fortune: The Battle Over 'God' (March 2006 & April 2006)
  • Chuck Daughtrey: Artist of the Artists (March 2006)
  • The Denver Mint Today (February 2006)
  • Coin Blanking Might Be Privatized (February 2006)
  • National Treasure: The Coenwulf Coin (January 2006)
  • Barry Berke and the 1933 Double Eagles (January 2006)
  • 50-State Quarters: Credit Where Credit Is Due (December 2005)
  • 50-State Quarters: Quarter-ly Art (December 2005)
  • 'Canada 125' and the U.S. 50-State Quarters (November 2005)
  • California's REAL First Gold (October 2005)
    in the Old Town Newhall Gazette Leon is the editor and publisher of the Old Town Newhall Gazette.
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  • Editorial: Where Is Gate-King? (Nov.-Dec. 2007)
  • Editorial: Old Town Newhall: From Dream To Reality (Summer 2007)
  • Editorial: Build The Future With Eye On Past (May-June 2006)
  • Editorial: North Newhall, Home Inspections And Eminent Domain (Mar.-Apr. 2006)
  • Editorial: A New Plan For An Old Town (Jan.-Feb. 2006)
  • Editorial: A Long Road to Recovery (Nov.-Dec. 2005)
    SCV History in Valley Living Magazine
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  • Placerita Gold: Sutter and Marshall Knew They Weren't the First (April 2006)
  • Henry Clay Needham: A Different Vision for Newhall (February 2006)
  • SPECIAL SERIES
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    About Leon Worden
        A Santa Clarita Valley (Calif.) resident since 1970, UCLA graduate and award-winning journalist (Associated Press, California Newspaper Publishers Association, National Newspaper Association, Numismatic Literary Guild awards for investigative reporting, business writing, opinion pages, websites), Leon was Senior Editor of The Signal newspaper until 2007. Current President and CEO of SCVTV, he has produced local television programming since 2002 and has served as president of the SCV Historical Society, chairman of the City of Santa Clarita's Newhall Redevelopment Committee, founding director of the Friends of Mentryville, founding member of the Los Angeles County Small Business Commission and the county's Ad-Hoc Committee on Homeless Services (SCV), and co-creator of the SCV Sheriff Station's first Haunted Jailhouse. Leon continues to serve as chairman of the Santa Clarita Valley Fourth of July Parade; publisher of the Old Town Newhall Gazette; manager of SCVTV.com, SCV History In Pictures (scvhistory.com) and other local websites; member of the Newhall Redevelopment Committee; president of Santa Clarita Valley Communications Group (a nonprofit publishing and production company); and is a regular contributing writer for COINage, the largest U.S. numismatic monthly. He has won consecutive NLG awards for best coin article in a U.S. coin magazine (2006, 2007); in 2008 he won the NLG's top journalism award for best numismatic article in any medium, worldwide. Leon can be found in the magazine section of major bookstores across the country.
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