Mj Lee Biography, Age, Husband, Salary, CNN, Height and Interview

Mj Lee Biography

MJ Lee born Min Jung Lee is an American based South Korean journalist, who is currently a national political reporter for CNN covering campaigns, politics, and national breaking news stories for the network. 

Mj Lee Age

She was born in South Korea and grew up in Hong Kong. She was born on 03 may, her birth year is not known, we will update soon.

Mj Lee Family

Her family is not known. Her parents are from South Korea. There is no more information about them.

Mj Lee Husband| Wedding

She is married to Alex Burns, a political reporter at The New York Times. The couple met in the Politico Newsroom and married in mid-2012. They have no children.

Mj Lee Ethnicity and Nationality

  • Nationality: South Korean
  • Ethnicity: Asian

Mj Lee Education

She studied at Georgetown University, obtaining a bachelor’s degree in government and Chinese which made her eligible for reporting at some of the reputed news companies.

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Mj Lee Career| CNN

She begun her career after graduation as a reporter at ‘Capitol Hill,’ covering Congress, financial regulations, economic data, the Federal Reserve, and the banking community. She then moved to ‘Politico’, Washington, D.C. were she worked as a finance and politics reporter.

She got her breakthrough in 2016 when she joined CNN as a national politics reporter covering the 2016 campaign, focusing her reporting on Donald Trump during the primaries and Hillary Clinton in the general election. In 2017, she covered the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, reporting on both the real-life implications of proposed policy changes across the country and the heated political deliberations in Washington.

Of late, she has focused on the national #MeToo movement — particularly, an implications on Capitol Hill and in government. She has reported on major misconduct allegations involving political figures and elected officials including Rob Porter, Sen and Rep. Blake Farenthold. She is also covering the news of those who are being sexually harassed in their workplace on Capitol Hill.

Mj Lee Height

She stands at the height of around 5 feet and 3 inches.

Mj Lee Salary

The average salary for a reporter in the United States is calculated to be around $34,721. Her salary is still under review. But she earns more than the figure above.

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Mj Lee Interview

Birthday Of The Day: Mj Lee, Cnn National Political Reporter

Updated: 03/05/2018

How/where are you celebrating your birthday and with whom? “Dinner in NYC with my husband Alex! But the real celebration for me will be at the end of the week, when we take a road trip to Zaleski, Ohio.”

How did you get your start in journalism? “Danielle Jones hired me to be a web producer at POLITICO fresh out of college. I’m grateful to her to this day.”

What’s an interesting book/article you’re reading now or finished? And why? “I’ve been carrying around ‘Pachinko’ by Min Jin Lee in my suitcase for a few weeks and can’t wait to start. No way for me not to be a fangirl of a Korean-American author getting rave reviews for a book set in Korea, and eventually Japan. (Also, I always wish I read more for leisure.)”

What is a trend going on in the U.S. or abroad that doesn’t get enough attention? “As a huge lover of dogs, rescues in particular, I worry that not enough people realize how easy it is to adopt a rescue dog even if you are looking for a more ‘popular’ or ‘trendy’ breed. A website like www.petfinder.com, for example, lets you search for rescues by breed – and there are plenty of purebreds that need homes, for those who are interested in a particular breed. The dog might have some health issues or you may have to travel to retrieve them – but they’re out there!”

How is the Trump presidency going? “‘Exhausting’ is the word I think I hear most from folks.”

What’s a fun fact that people in Washington might not know about you? “That I didn’t start learning English until I was about 8. It’s probably the reason that I’m so impressed by people who are good at puns!”

Source: politico.com