Mike covered the world for 47 years for ABC (see official ABC News Bio), CBS, KPIX-TV and WFAA-TV. Mike Lee has reported from over 40 nations. His global news reporting includes hundreds major news stories, and human interest features, from Europe, Russia, Middle East, Latin America, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and throughout Africa.
Mike pioneered the one person coverage at ABC News with ‘Mike’s Road To Anywhere,’ Peter Jennings described Mike’s ‘Road’ series as the best way to practice journalism. (Watch below)
Mike Lee’s first ‘Road to Anywhere’ video was the story of the lost natives of Bikini Island, who had been removed from their homeland by the U.S. military for the first Hydrogen bomb tests. They have been homeless ever since. (Watch below)
Mike ‘Road To Anywhere’ became model for reaching the far corners of the earth and bringing ABC audiences content they would not normally see because it would be too costly to send big teams. Here are some ‘Road to Anywhere’ highlights.
1964-65 – Reporter, KHFI TV, Austin
1966-68 – Reporter, WFAA TV News, Dallas
1968-75 Reporter, KPIX, San Francisco
1975 – 1977 – CBS News Middle East Correspondent. Mike received the U.S. Overseas Press Club Award for his coverage of the Civil War in Lebanon. He also received the Sigma Delta Chi Distinguished Service Award for his reporting in Lebanon.
1977-1980 CBS News London Correspondent Mike covered the conflict in Northern Ireland, the British Royal Family, and numerous other stories.
1980 – 2006 ABC News Correspondent (London based, world travelled) Mike Lee was the first network tv news correspondent to travel extensively in Saudi Arabia. He spent an unprecedented six weeks in the Kingdom, filming urban and desert life. His reporting from Saudi Arabia resulted in a three part series on ‘World News Tonight,’ plus stories for ‘Nightline’ and ’20/20.’
Mike Lee is an Emmy and Peabody award winning former U.S. TV network correspondent who lives in the UK.