Lee Cowan

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Lee Cowan
Born Leland P. Cowan
May 1, 1965 (age 51)
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
Education Degrees in communications and speech communications from University of Washington High School: Judge Memorial, Salt Lake City, Utah
Occupation Television Journalist
Notable credit(s) NBC Nightly News reporter
CBS Evening News reporter
(1996–2006, 2011-present)
WWMT anchor

Leland P. "Lee" Cowan is the CBS News National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News and substitute anchor for CBS Sunday Morning.


Leland P "Lee" Cowan was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, a son of Leland B. Cowan, a surgical and radiation oncologist, and Constance W. Cowan. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Washington.[1][2] He is married to Molly Palmer, a television associate producer and daughter of television news correspondent John Palmer and writer Nancy Doyle Palmer.

Cowan was a frequent correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams. Prior to joining NBC News, he was a reporter for CBS News in the CBS NEWSPATH division. He previously worked for NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati, CBS affiliate WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan and KCOY in Santa Maria, California, in addition to KIEM in Eureka, California.[citation needed]