Stephen Lee (TV presenter)

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Stephen Lee
Stephen Lee PC 2.jpg
Born 1972
Nationality British / Australian
Employer SBS World News
Known for Television news presenting and reporting
Title News Presenter and Producer

Stephen Lee (born 1972) is a television presenter and television newsreader.


Stephen Lee was awarded a postgraduate diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the National Council for the Training of Broadcast Journalists (NCTBJ) in 1992. He studied at Highbury College in Portsmouth.[1]



Stephen Lee started his media career in 1992 at radio station BBC Radio Norfolk as a radio reporter, and progressed to radio newsreader and radio presenter. He presented the breakfast programme "Today in Norfolk", and the drivetime show "Norfolk Tonight", as well as a weekend entertainment show called "Saturday Stretch".

In this period, Stephen was selected by Cellnet to become the voice of its national mobile phone network. He recorded a series of announcements for callers.

He worked briefly for the BBC's regional news programme "Look East" as a Regional Journalist, before moving to the BBC's bi-media base in Cambridge where he worked in both radio and television. He presented and produced the Breakfast Show and also the Drivetime Show.

In 1998 he joined ITV presenting news bulletins for GMTV and reporting as a News Correspondent. In late 2006 he also became co-anchor of the ITV news programme Anglia Tonight..

In February 2007, Stephen took part in a televised ice skating challenge, learning a routine from scratch in five weeks. His progress and final performance were shown in a series on Anglia Tonight.

In October 2007, Stephen was invited by Sarah Brown, the Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wife, to a reception at 10 Downing Street, to represent ITV marking the ITV Carer of the Year Awards, of which he was a judge.

News Presenter Stephen Lee pictured in the ITV studio

In November 2008 Stephen left ITV and announced he planned to emigrate to Australia in the spring of 2009.[2][3]

Stephen worked for the 24-hour news channel Sky News Australia before joining Network Ten's Ten News. After 3 years as Supervising Producer of Ten Morning News, a national news programme broadcast across Australia 0900 to 1000 weekdays, he took charge of the news service for the launch of Ten Breakfast.

He left Ten Breakfast in April 2012 and joined Special Broadcasting Service where he is Chief Producer of the network's nightly news program, SBS World News.

Stephen Lee (TV Producer) outside the SBS television studios in Sydney

Marriage Celebrant[edit]

Stephen Lee is also a Marriage Celebrant appointed under the Marriage Act 1961, able to legally conduct weddings.


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