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Americana Awards 2020

The 2020 Americana Awards celebrates the finest instincts in civic and community service across eight West Orange County cities . . .and a Man of the Year from one of those cities. This annual event, showcased in the Grand Ballroom of the Disneyland Hotel, took place on February 29, 2020, also featured a fast paced live auction, as well as performances by Cypress College students and staff, and was sponsored by the Cypress College Foundation.

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John Underwood

John Underwood is a highly acclaimed community television producer and seasoned professional journalist. With a remarkable career spanning over 13 years, John honed his reporting skills at National Public Radio in Los Angeles. Locally, he made significant contributions as a reporter for OC Weekly and the Orange County Register.

When he's not diligently documenting the struggles of the homeless population throughout Orange County, John serves as the Production Coordinator for Los Alamitos Community Television. There, he passionately produces "Backstory," an investigative talk show that fearlessly addresses the most contentious issues of the day. His current documentary series, "No Fixed Abode," is a powerful exploration that amplifies the voices of Orange County's homeless community. John's dedication to storytelling and advocacy has earned him recognition as an award-winning professional in the field.

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