Grace Lee

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Grace Lee
Lee Kyung-hee

OccupationTV host, radio disc jockey, journalist
Years active2007–2015
AgentSouth Korea Zenith Media Contents[1]
Korean name
Revised RomanizationI Gyeong-hui
McCune–ReischauerI Kyǒng-hǔi

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. On 2015, she left the country to go back home to her native country and serve there.[2] She can speak Tagalog and English in addition to her native Korean.[3]


Early life[edit]

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.[3] 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.[3] 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.[4][5]

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.[3] 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.[4]

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 August 2012 Grace Lee left GMA Network and moved to TV5. Upon her arrival on TV5, she has been joined Martin Andanar as co-anchor on Andar ng mga Balita on AksyonTV and joined Good Morning Club.

In January 2013, Lee became a co-host on TV5's noontime variety show, Wowowillie, with main host Willie Revillame and also anchors Aksyon Weekend, alongside Raffy Tulfo during Saturday nights.

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.

Personal life[edit]

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.".[6]


TV shows[edit]

Year Show Role TV Network
2007-2011 The Sweet Life Main Host Q
2009 Good Times Host Studio 23 (now ABS-CBN S+A)
2010 Eateria Host GMA Network
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 Wowowillie Co-Host
2013-2014 Aksyon Weekend (Saturday) Anchor
2014–2016 Aksyon sa Umaga Anchor
2014–2015 Aksyon sa Tanghali Relief Anchor for Cherie Mercado

Radio shows[edit]

Year Show Role Station
2007–2012 Good Times with Mo Co-Host Magic 89.9


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  2. ^ 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.
  3. ^ a b c d Bonifacio, Tinna (February 4, 2008). "Amazing Grace". Women's Journal.
  4. ^ a b 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.
  5. ^ Grace Lee interviews Yoon Se Ah on Sweet Life.
  6. ^ "Secret's out: Philippine president dating Korean". Archived from the original on 2012-02-02.