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David Zechar of Olney received his second Peabody Award recently for coverage of Superstorm Sandy with ABC News.

He received his first Peabody for coverage of the 911 events. First presented in 1941, the George Foster Peabody Awards recognize distinguished achievement and meritorious service by broadcasters, cable and Webcasters, producing organizations, and individuals. The awards program is administered by the Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia. Selection is made each spring by a 16-member panel of distinguished academics, television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts.

Zechar, an engineer, has also received 2 Emmys for Olympic coverage, He has worked for ABC News for over 38 years. He has covered The White House, Capital Hill, and numerous national and international news events during that time.