Ian Lee Biography, Age, Wife, Height, Salary, CBS, and Net Worth

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Ian Lee Biography

Ian Lee, a multi-award-winning journalist and American journalist now is working as a CBS News correspondent stationed in London. Before joining CBS, Lee worked as a correspondent for CNN based in Jerusalem.

  • Age

Ian Lee was born in 1984, in Lander, Wyoming, United States. Currently, he is around 39 years old.

  • Education

Ian Lee graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University.

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  • Wife

Ian Lee is married to Holly Dagres, an Iranian-American analyst, and commentator. The couple had a private wedding on July 1, 2016, on a ranch in Wyoming. The two met in Cairo, Egypt.

Ian Lee Career

Ian Lee serves as a correspondent for CBS News, stationed in London. He contributes reports for CBS News, CBS Newspath, and the CBS News Streaming Network. Having joined CBS News in March 2019, Lee is a highly acclaimed journalist, recognized with prestigious awards such as an Emmy, Peabody, and the Investigative Reporters and Editors’ Tom Renner award for his extensive coverage of major international stories.

His journalistic endeavors span across the Middle East, Europe, and East Asia. Before joining CBS, Lee worked as a correspondent for CNN based in Jerusalem. His tenure at CNN, starting in 2011 while residing in Egypt, involved covering the country’s uprising and the subsequent 2013 coup. Lee reported on the civil conflicts in Syria and Libya, experiencing personal risk in 2011 when he was injured in the battle for control of Sirte, the last stronghold of Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi.

In 2014, Lee reported on the seven-week war in Gaza. He gained distinction as the first foreign journalist to enter Turkey after the 2016 failed coup. His assignments also took him to cover tensions on the Korean peninsula and terrorist attacks in London.

In 2017, Lee moved to Jerusalem for CNN, focusing on news coverage in Israel and the Palestinian territories. His work included exclusive reports featuring the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Palestinian Security Forces, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).

Ian Lee Wikipedia

Notably, he was the first journalist granted access by the IDF to cross-border Hezbollah tunnels, entering Israel from Lebanon. PIJ also provided Lee with rare access to tunnels and weapons used in attacks against Israel.

Prior to his tenure at CNN, Ian Lee served as a multimedia reporter for the local Egyptian newspaper “The Daily News Egypt,” where he extensively covered the events that preceded the Arab Spring.

Concurrently, he worked as a freelance video journalist for Time magazine. Additionally, Lee spent a year as a producer for Reuters, further honing his skills in the field of journalism.

In 2008, he was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to Egypt, dedicating his time to researching local media dynamics and immersing himself in the study of the Arabic language.

Ian Lee Salary

Lee receives an annual salary ranging from $42,544 – $143,769. However, details about the exact amount of salary she earns are currently not available.

Ian Lee’s Net Worth

Ian Lee, a correspondent based in London has an estimated net worth of $2 million.