Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||TV host, radio disc jockey, journalist|
|Agent||Zenith Media Contents|
|Revised Romanization||I Gyeong-hui|
Grace Lee (Korean: 이경희; Lee Kyung-hee;) is a Korean television host and radio disc jockey working in the Philippines. She is one of a few Korean expatriates to appear prominently in Philippine television, other notable expatriates are Sandara Park, Ryan Bang and Sam Oh. She can speak Tagalog and English in addition to her native Korean.
Lee was born and raised in Seoul, but moved to the Philippines at the age of 10 because of her father's business, which involved importing Korean cars. She studied from second grade to fourth year high school at St. Paul College in Pasig City and graduated from Ateneo de Manila University, where she obtained her Communication Arts degree. Before becoming a TV host, she has been hosting events for Korean-Filipino communities as well as being an official interpreter for Malacañang.
Lee planned on becoming a journalist. She sent her résumé to major television studios in the Philippines and received a callback from GMA Network. She landed her first Philippine TV hosting job in March 2007 as a segment host on Q-11’s lifestyle-magazine show The Sweet Life. Among her first assignments include featuring life in Korea where she gets to wear traditional female garb as well as interviewing prominent Korean celebrities such as Yoon Se Ah of Lovers in Prague and King Sejong the Great drama series.
She stayed with Magic 89.9 from 2007 up to 2012 co-hosting the morning radio show Good Times with Mo with Mo Twister and Mojo Jojo as a replacement for Andi-9. Lee is also a Manila correspondent for YTN in Korea, as well as teaches at the Manila New Life Church's Sunday school for preschool students and takes part in various outreach programs.
Grace Lee was added as an anchor of "Silip Showbiz" (a segment of News on Q) then hosted a cooking reality show, "Eateria" that aired every Sunday mornings on GMA Network. Lee also hosted Diz Iz It! that aired 6 days a week on GMA. She was also a guest segment anchor both for Balitanghali on GMA News TV during weekdays (2011–present), and 24 Oras Weekend Edition during Saturdays on GMA Network.
In July 2014, she became a news anchor every early mornings by the first of four editions of Aksyon, Aksyon sa Umaga alongside Martin Andanar, Lourd de Veyra, Erwin Tulfo, Cheryl Cosim and Atty. Melencio Santa Maria.
Lee was once in a relationship with Benigno Aquino III, the 15th President of the Philippines. She admitted to the relationship on her show stating in response to the president's claim of their relationship, "what the president said is true.".
|2007-2011||The Sweet Life||Main Host||Q|
|2009||Good Times||Host||Studio 23|
|2010||Diz Iz It||Host|
|2010-2012||24 Oras Weekend||Anchor (Chika Minute)|
|2010-2011||News on Q||Anchor (Silip Showbiz)||Q|
|2011||Balitanghali||Anchor (Star Bites)||GMA News TV|
|2012||Cooking with the Stars||Host||GMA Network|
|2012-2013||Andar ng mga Balita||Anchor||AksyonTV|
|2012–2013||Wil Time Bigtime||Co-Host||TV5|
|2012-2014||Good Morning Club||Anchor|
|2013-2014||Aksyon Weekend (Saturday)||Anchor|
|2014–2016||Aksyon sa Umaga||Anchor|
|2014–2015||Aksyon sa Tanghali||Relief Anchor for Cherie Mercado|
|2007–2012||Good Times with Mo||Co-Host||Magic 89.9|
- San Diego, Bayani Jr. (October 14, 2007). "Kapuso's Korean connection". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on October 17, 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-14.
- Bonifacio, Tinna (February 4, 2008). "Amazing Grace". Women's Journal.
- Sandiri, Walden (October 15, 2007). "Grace Lee: Living her sweet life!". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Archived from the original on November 29, 2011. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
- Grace Lee interviews Yoon Se Ah on Sweet Life.
- "Secret's out: Philippine president dating Korean". seattlepi.com. Archived from the original on 2012-02-02.