Ed Lee

Ed Lee

Formal First Name
Edmund (Ed)

Ed Lee is a Corporate Media Reporter at The New York Times, a daily newspaper with a worldwide readership. In his role, he is responsible for covering various sectors, including media, technology, and telecommunications. Lee has been a journalist for more than 20 years. During this time, he has reported on major changes at news and entertainment companies—including 21st Century Fox, Comcast, and The Walt Disney Company—as the industry struggles with challenges from Silicon Valley.

Professional Experience

Academic History


  • Lee has worked for or contributed to various newsrooms and websites, including The New York Times, Recode, Bloomberg News, Portfolio magazine, Women’s Wear Daily, W magazine, Vibe, Advertising Age, and Businessweek.
  • He started his career at the Village Voice, where he wrote about everything from Asian gangsters to amateur arm wrestling tourneys.
  • He was the managing editor for Recode, where he helped lead the team that won a SABEW award for its breaking news coverage of Twitter. 
  • He wrote the script for “West 32nd,” an independent feature that debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2007.