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May Lee has been a broadcast journalist/host for 30 years as both a US based and international anchor, host, correspondent and producer.

Most recently, Lee was the LA-based correspondent for international network CGTN-America. She covered a vast range of stories throughout Southern California and beyond including the historic wildfires, the Oscars and Golden Globes, the presidential election, the "Me Too” movement and the U.S.-China trade war.

Lee is also the founder and CEO of Lotus Media House, a media company that she started in Asia. It's currently co-producing "The May Lee Show" with NextShark, the leading Asian online news source.

Lee’s international experience as a broadcast journalist and entrepreneur is extensive. She was CNBC Asia's primary anchor based in Singapore, main anchor for CNN International out of Hong Kong and correspondent for CNN in Tokyo.

Following Lee’s adventures in Japan and Hong Kong, she returned to the U.S. and joined the dynamic new women’s network, Oxygen Media, founded by Oprah Winfrey as co-host of the flagship show and host/executive producer of an adventure travel show.

Lee has been an adjunct instructor at USC since 2018. She received her BA in Communications from Mills College in Oakland, CA.

Lee is the author of MAY LEE, LIVE AND IN PERSON. It all begins with Passion, published by John Wiley & Sons and Random House Korea.