• MJ Lee is a South Korean journalist, reporter and news anchor for CNN.
• She grew up in Hong Kong and studied government and Chinese language at Georgetown University.
• She joined CNN in 2016 and has reported on presidential campaigns, politics and the #MeToo movement.
• She is married to fellow journalist Alex Burns and they do not have children.
• She is popular on social media, particularly Twitter, with over 63,000 followers.

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Who is MJ Lee?

MJ Lee is a South Korean journalist, reporter and news anchor, who rose to fame by working for the CNN as a national political reporter, covering election campaigns, politics, and breaking national news stories for the network. She has been a part of CNN since 2016.

So, do you want to find out more about MJ Lee, from her childhood years to most recent career endeavors, including her personal life as well? If yes, then stay with us for a while, as we introduce you to this prominent journalist and reporter.

MJ Lee Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Born Min Jung Lee on the 3rd November in South Korea, MJ hasn’t shared her birth year but according to reports she is in her mid- ‘30s. MJ grew up in Hong Kong, but would later move to the USA. After her high school education, MJ enrolled at Georgetown University, from which she obtained a bachelor’s degree in government and Chinese language.

Career Beginnings

Upon graduation, MJ launched her career in journalism by joining Politico in Washington D.C. She focused primarily on such topics as finance and politics, steadily building a name for herself as a journalist. Over time, politics became her main interest, and she became one of the most praised journalists for Politico. Her hard work and dedication were recognized by several prestigious media conglomerates, including CNN, from which she received an offer to join them in 2016, and without any hesitation and second-guessing, MJ accepted.

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Rise to Prominence

MJ’s first major story upon becoming a member of CNN was the 2016 Presidential Campaign. She focused her reports primarily on Donald Trump during the primaries, while Hillary Clinton was her center of attention during the general election. She continued to work hard, and in 2017 was assigned to cover the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. One of her recent major stories is on the highly popular #MeToo movement, and has done reports about Rob Porter and Blake Farenthold’s involvement in the whole sexual harassment allegations.

Since joining CNN, MJ’s name has become well-known and praised by the public, and she has become one of the most successful journalists, and so a star.

MJ Lee Net Worth

Since launching her career, MJ Lee has worked hard and she ultimately reached CNN in 2016. Although this rise in her career took some time, the effort has certainly paid off. So, have you ever wondered how rich MJ Lee is, as of early 2019? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that MJ Lee’s net worth is as high as $300,000, which is rather decent, don’t you agree? Undoubtedly, her wealth will increase in the upcoming years, assuming she successfully continues her career.

MJ Lee Personal Life, Dating, Marriage, Husband, Children

What do you know about the life of this prominent journalist? Well, MJ hasn’t been quite open when it comes to sharing details from her personal life, but some information couldn’t just slip past us. If you wondered, MJ Lee has been married to Alex Burns, who is also a journalist, since mid-2012 – they don’t have children.

Her husband, Alex Burns obtained a BA degree from Harvard College, and just like MJ, he worked for Politico early in his career. He is now at CNN as well, but before this the worked for The New York Times, and for Metro.

MJ Lee Internet Fame

Over the years, MJ has become quite popular on social media platforms, especially Twitter, while she can also be found on Instagram. Her official Twitter account has over 63,000 followers and has used her popularity to share her most recent career endeavors, including the most recent story on the interesting events in the Gate 35X bus, and also her report on Elizabeth Warren campaign, among numerous other posts. You can find MJ Lee on Instagram as well, but her first account was banned and now she only has around 500 followers.  Nevertheless, she has still used this medium to speak with her fans, often sharing pictures and videos from her workplace.

So, if you aren’t already a fan of this prominent journalist and reporter, then this is a perfect opportunity for you to become one, just skip over to her official pages, and see what she is up to next, both personally and professionally.


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