Biography of CNN’s Ian James Lee
Ian James Lee is a multi-award-winning journalist and former BBC television reporter. His work has spanned the Middle East, Africa, and Asia and earned him the Emmy, Peabody, and Tom Renner awards. Currently, Lee is a CBS News correspondent in London and reports for CBSN and Newspath. He joined the network in March 2019. He is a native of Lander, Wyoming and is married with two children.
Lee was born in Lander, Wyoming, and graduated from Lander Valley High School with honors in 2003. He attended ASU and received certificates in Arabic and Islamic Studies. After completing his studies at ASU, he was accepted to the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University. He graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism with honors in 2007. His first job in the media was as a reporter in Egypt, and he later moved to Washington, DC, to work for CNN.
The armed forces seized him, and he was shot by a rocket-propelled grenade in Sirte, Libya. The explosion killed an ambulance driver and shot shrapnel into Lee’s leg. He is currently working as a multimedia correspondent at CNN. He is also a freelance video journalist and package producer for Reuters. His career in journalism has allowed him to cover the 2011 Arab Spring and the Arab Spring, as well as the Ukraine Crisis, the Sochi Winter Olympics, the Gaza War, and the Turkish coup d’etat.