MJ Lee Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Salary, Net Worth, CNN, Politico

MJ Lee Biography

Born in Seoul, South Korea, MJ Lee is a South Korean-born American journalist who works as a political correspondent for CNN.

Lee previously worked for Politico, which was herfirst job after graduating in 2009.

MJ Lee Age

Lee was born on March 5, 1987, in Seoul, South Korea. She is 33 years old as if 2020.

MJ Lee Family

Lee was raised in South Korea together with her brother where they both attended an American school. There is no information on who her parents are or what their occupations are.

MJ Lee Husband

Lee is married to her husband, Alex Burns who is a political reporter at The New York Times. Lee and Alex met in the Politico Newsroom. They dated for a while and eventually got married in 2012.

MJ Lee Education

After attending an American school in Hong Kong, Lee moved to USA in her junior year of high school to attend a boarding school.

Lee went on and joined Georgetown University where she graduated from in 2009 with a degree in government and Chinese. While at the university he interned for The Washington Post and South China Morning Post.

MJ Lee Career


Lee got her first job after graduating at Politico as a web producer. She was promoted in 2012 to a finance reporter, after working for one year on the breaking news desk.


Lee began working at CNN in 2014. She works as a political correspondent. Lee has covered the 2016 United States presidential election, how the Me Too movement has affected Capitol Hill, as well allegations against ousted U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).

She also covered allegations against former White House aide and Staff Secretary Rob Porter, and former U.S. Representative Blake Farenthold (R-TX). All three of them resigned from positions from abuse or sexual misconduct allegations.

Lee has covered the Republicans’ contemporary attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act as well.

MJ Lee Salary

Lee’s annual salary is estimated to be at $70,000.

MJ Lee Net Worth

Lee has an estimated net worth of around $500,000.