October 4, 1982
Seoul, South Korea
|Occupation||TV host, radio disc jockey, journalist|
|Revised Romanization||I Gyeong-hui|
Grace Lee (Korean: 이경희; born Lee Kyung-hee; October 4, 1982) is a Korean television host and radio disc jockey working in the Philippines. She is the third Korean expatriate to appear prominently in Philippine television, after Sandara Park and Ryan Bang. 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 Network’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 recently joined Magic 89.9's 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 Yonhap Television News 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 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 on weekdays, and 24 Oras Weekend Edition on Saturdays on GMA Network.
On January 2013, she became a co-host on TV5's noontime variety show, Wowowillie, with main host Willie Revillame. She also anchors the weekend edition of Aksyon, Aksyon Weekend, alongside Raffy Tulfo during Saturday nights.
She had a relationship with the president of the Philippines, Benigno Aquino III. 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||GMA Network|
|2010-2012||24 Oras Weekend||Anchor (Chika Minute)||GMA Network|
|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||TV5|
|2013-2014||Aksyon Weekend (Saturday)||Anchor||TV5|
|2014–present||Aksyon sa Umaga||Anchor||TV5|
|2014–present||Aksyon sa Tanghali||Relief Anchor for Cherie Mercado||TV5|
|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. 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. Retrieved 2011-01-04.
- Grace Lee interviews Yoon Se Ah on Sweet Life.
- "Secret's out: Philippine president dating Korean". http://www.seattlepi.com. External link in