Birthplace: Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Education: B.S. in Journalism, Bowling Green State University, where she won a Frazier Reams Fellowship in Journalism.
Current Position/Job Duties: Anchor
Previous Work Experience: Host of PM Magazine for WCMH in Columbus from 1981-1987 and co-host of The Morning Exchange 1987-1993.
Joined News 5: 1987
Most Memorable Stories: Those about people who show extraordinary courage, generosity and love in the face of adversity.
Awards/Honors: Seven regional Emmy Awards for anchoring, hosting and reporting, two prestigious accolades for best regional newscast -- one from the Associated Press, the other an Edward R. Murrow award.
News Philosophy: On Your Side.
Role Model(s): My mother, her mother and so many other extraordinary, smart and strong women I’ve been blessed to have in my life. And Diane Sawyer.
Favorite Sports Team(s): Browns, Indians and Cavs.
Favorite Music: Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Gershwin, Motown, the Beatles, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, John Mayer, Stevie Wonder, Bonnie Raitt, Keith Urban, K.D. Lang, David Gray and so many others. #1 of all time – Steely Dan.
Favorite Movie: Most recently- The King’s Speech.
Favorite Book: Lately- Freedom by Jonathan Franzen.
Favorite Foods: Anything delicious made by someone else.
Pet: Cody, a scruffy, feisty, semi-neurotic silky terrier.
My passion: My teenage son.
Hobbies & Interests: Golf (more of a part-time hobby here in northeast Ohio).
What I like best about Northeast Ohio: Warm, down to earth people; beautiful summer and fall seasons; Cleveland Museum of Art, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; how the city looks from the lake.
You're most likely to see me around town at: The grocery store.
On the weekends I love to: Spend time with family and friends, cook, curl up with stacks of magazines and a good book.
Additional Info: An active participant in community organizations, Lee has shown a commitment to fundraising. She has worked with Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, the Women's Community Foundation, the Cleveland Alzheimer's Association, the Visiting Nurses Association OROC, and The Gathering Place. Lee has also served on the boards of the Cleveland Eyebank and the Alzheimer's Association.