Ian Lee Bio, Age, Wife, Family, CBS, CNN, Height, Net Worth, Salary

Ian Lee Biography

Ian Lee James is a renowned American journalist currently working for CBS News based in Britain. Prior to joining CBS, Ian worked for CNN after serving as the multimedia editor at the Daily News Egypt from 2009 to 2011.

At the same time, James was a freelance video journalist for Time Magazine and spent a year as a package producer for Reuters. Lee has covered the 2011 Arab Spring, Ukraine Crisis, Sochi Winter Olympics, 2013 Egyptian coup d’├ętat in Egypt, 2014 Gaza War, 2016 Turkish coup d’├ętat attempt, and 2017 North Korea crisis, to mention but a few.

Ian attended Lander Valley High School and graduated in 2003. He then joined Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in journalism. In addition, to his degree certificate, Ian holds certificates in Arabic and Islamic Studies from ASU.

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Ian Lee Age

How old is Ian Lee? Ian is 39 years old as of 2023. He was born in 1984, in Lander, Wyoming, the United States of America. However, he has not disclosed his exact date of birth hence it is not known when he celebrates his birthday.

Ian Lee Wife

Lee is happily married to Holly Dagres. The couple tied their knot on July 1, 2016, in a private ceremony on a ranch in Wyoming and reside together in London.

Ian Lee Family

Lee has managed to keep his personal information away from the limelight hence has not disclosed his parents and siblings. We promise to update you once information about Ian’s family is available.

Ian Lee Height

Lee stands at an average height and moderate height. He is quite tall in stature relative to his surroundings. However, he has not disclosed details about his exact height and weight.

Ian Lee CNN

Prior to joining CBS, Ian worked as a Jerusalem-based CNN correspondent. While residing in Egypt in 2011, Ian joined CNN and covered the country’s revolt and following the 2013 coup. He also covered both sides of the Syrian and Libyan civil wars, reporting on both sides of the fight. In 2011, while fighting for control of Sirte, Libyan leader Muammar Al Gaddafi’s last stronghold, Ian was injured when an RPG exploded close to him, killing a nearby paramedic.

In 2014, Ian covered the seven-week Gaza war. Following the failed coup attempt in 2016, he was the first foreign journalist to enter Turkey. His job has also taken him to cover the Korean Peninsula’s tensions and terror attacks.

In 2017, Ian moved to Jerusalem to cover news in Israel and the Palestinian territories for CNN. Exclusive reporting with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), Palestinian Security Forces, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad were part of his work there (PIJ). He was the first journalist to get permission from the IDF to infiltrate Israel through adjacent Hezbollah tunnels. PIJ also provided him with unique access to tunnels and weapons used to attack Israel.

Ian Lee Net Worth

Lee has an estimated net worth of between $1 million – $5 million. His income is mainly from his successful career as a broadcast journalist.

Ian Lee Salary

Lee earns an approximate annual salary of between $40,000 – $110,000 from his current job as a CBS News correspondent based in London.

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