Born and raised in Queens, Ron Lee is proud to reside in the community where he grew up and where his family still lives.
Ron has been part of the NY1 family since 2001, when he got his foot in the door working behind the scenes as a media editor.
Ron left NY1 briefly to spend three years in Orlando, where he landed his first on-air reporting job for NY1’s sister station, Spectrum News 13.
Today, Ron keeps New Yorkers informed on unique neighborhood stories as the anchor of NY1's daily Around The Boroughs segment, which focuses on hyperlocal community stories. He also reports from the field on weekends as the evening general assignment reporter, and fills in on the NY1 anchor and live desks.
A dedicated journalist, Ron has received a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special he hosted for NY1 during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his special coverage of how neighborhoods impacted by Hurricane Sandy were coping two years later. Ron also traveled to the Philippines to work on a documentary following medical professionals donating their time to perform life-saving open heart surgeries on young people living in poverty. Ron says he will never forget how grateful these children and their families were to be given a second chance at life.
Outside the newsroom, Ron loves spending quality time with his niece and nephew and supporting the arts, especially theatre and concerts.
You can find @RonLeeNY1 and Twitter @RonLeeReporting.