Lee's curiosity about weather began at age twelve, when he built his first "Weather Center" out of shoe boxes and milk cartons. By age fourteen, he was broadcasting his first weather reports to his hometown of Canton, Massachusetts on Canton Cablevision. His own experience has led him to share his passion for weather with schools across the Tri-state, inspiring a future generation of young meteorologists!
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Lee studied Meteorology at Cornell University, receiving a BS in 1994. While in college, he interned at WCVB-TV and WHDH-TV in Boston, and at the National Weather Service office in Concord, New Hampshire.
He began his meteorological career in 1993, forecasting for utilities and ski areas with a private weather service and for US and Canadian radio stations. At the same time, he filled in on-air at WSTM-TV in Syracuse, New York, contributing award-winning coverage when the historic "Blizzard of 1993" hit Central New York. Upon graduation, Lee was hired full time at WTVH-TV in Syracuse.
Lee's dedication to community service includes his avid support for the Pediatric Cancer Foundation, hosting their annual Walkathon in Riverside Park each spring. He was recently acknowledged for his work with the foundation. He is also an active member of the Central Park Conservancy, supporting numerous programs to protect and preserve the park.
A life-long Boston Red Sox fan, Lee enjoys playing golf and tennis in his spare time. He lives in Westchester with his wife Jessica, and their two children.
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