Atlanta Pride, 2011
|Born||Katherine Lee Hintion
November 13, 1968
|Occupation||Flight Attendant, Trainer for Delta Airlines|
|Years active||1997–2013, 2015-present (Flight Attendant) 2005-2014 (Trainer)|
Katherine Lee (born November 13, 1968) is a Atlanta-based flight attendant for Delta Air Lines and from 2008 until 2014 was main presenter of Delta's onboard safety videos. The first Deltalina safety video was released in February 2008 and quickly became popular not only on board but also became one of the most-watched videos on YouTube soon after its release.
The video are praised for their ability to get passengers to pay attention to them, through several techniques.
The video however, was criticized in the book How to Do Things With Videogames by Ian Bogost because, in Bogost's opinion, the attention that is paid to the videos is given to Lee and not to the actual safety instructions.
In Late 2012, Delta Air Lines made two new safety videos in which Lee is not the presenter, but in which she does appear in a cameo role, admonishing against smoking on board with her famous finger wag. However, starting in June 2014, three flight attendants from Minneapolis (2) and Detroit (1) (respectively), took over her role in three New Delta safety videos (2013) for the first time since 2005. This Flight attendant will be returning to the safety video thus returning to the media in July 2015.
In September 2008 Lee shot a series of humorous instructional videos for the Atlanta Falcons football team, shown on the large screens at the Georgia Dome in advance of each home game. The videos' theme was "Delta Safety First".
In March 2009, Lee helped celebrate the opening of the heliport atop the W Hotel Downtown Atlanta, accompanying developer Hal Barry and his wife in a helicopter which landed there, kicking off the party. Tycoon Barry, inspiration for the protagonist in the Tom Wolfe novel A Man in Full, intended to commute between downtown and his estate 50 miles (80 km) further south. In the same month Lee appeared both in print and video to help kick off the relaunch of Delta's inflight magazine, Sky.
In 2011, Lee served as spokesperson in an infomercial for Healthy Trim, a diet supplement.
She was born in Heidelberg, Germany, on November 13, 1968, to a Puerto Rican father and a German mother. Her father was in the military, and the family moved around. Lee graduated from Stone Mountain High School in Metro Atlanta in 1992. Lee is currently living in California.
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- date: "This Day in Ellen History", Ellen show, May 22, 2010
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- "Fame and Marriage Proposal for Deltalina", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
- Richard L. Eldredge, "Delta’s famed attendant, others offer travel packing tips", The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, November 21, 2008
- "Delta's Red-Headed Flight Attendant a Hit on YouTube in Airline's Safety Video", FOX News, March 23, 2008