2011 AWIB Leadership Awards Dinner
Mistress of Ceremonies
In September of 2008, Vivian Lee joined NY1 as an Anchor/Reporter. Early in her tenure with the station Lee covered: the mortgage crisis, MTA doomsday budget hearings, and the death of an emotionally disturbed man in Brooklyn resulting from police use of an electroshock weapon. She also covered the surrender of three police officers indicted in connection with the alleged sodomy assault of a Brooklyn resident. In December, Lee was the first in the city to report the arrest of a firefighter for allegedly calling in false alarms to 911 because he was upset over firehouse closings.
In 2002, Lee worked at WNBC as a general assignment reporter on stories such as Eliot Spitzer’s sex scandal and resignation, and Manhattan’s two deadly crane collapses. Before her stint at channel 4, Lee was the Parliamentary Correspondent for Citytv of the CHUM Network in Canada, where she covered governmental affairs in Ottawa after being posted to the bureau after 9/11. Prior to reporting on the Hill, she was a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for newscasts on CityPulse News in Toronto. She also co-anchored the evening news at A-Channel in Calgary.
Lee earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.