May Lee remains a trailblazer for Asian broadcast journalists everywhere

By: Start TV Staff     Posted: February 14, 2019, 4:21PM

May Lee has been a broadcast journalist for over 25 years. She joined CNN in Tokyo as the first Korean-American correspondent in 1995 – and at 28, the network's youngest. Lee told Start TV, "I've never covered such incredible stories, from breaking news stories to cultural stories, and everything in between."

By 1997, she became the main anchor for CNN International in Hong Kong. Upon returning to the U.S. in 1999, Lee hosted her own talk show on the Oxygen Network called Pure Oxygen.

In 2003, she was an anchor at CNBC Asia in Singapore. While in Singapore, she started her own media production and consulting company, Lotus Media House, and in 2007, she launched The May Lee Show, a talk show aimed at Asian women.

Lee is currently a correspondent for CGTN America, the news network for CCTV of China. She is also the author of May Lee Live and in Person: It All Begins with Passion. Lee said, "I will proudly say: I feel like I was a trailblazer."

Find out why May Lee believes finding a mentor is crucial for broadcast journalists:

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