AAJA appoints Hailey Lee as representative to UNITY

Hailey LeeAAJA’s governing board voted to approve Hailey Lee as AAJA’s representative to the UNITY Board, replacing Janet Cho.

Hailey hopes to become a voice for the media demands of diverse Millennials and an advocate for younger minority journalists.  As the journalism industry evolves with technology developments and new platforms, she will be representing the younger part of society whose media demands are driving those changes.

Hailey joined AAJA as a high school junior after participating in J Camp 2008. She was first introduced to AAJA and J Camp through CBS Chicago reporter Susanna Song. She then served as the chair of the Asian American Student Broadcast Journalists Group and is also a VOICES 2011 alum.

Hailey is a rotating news associate at CNBC and is currently producing for Power Lunch, a live business and investor news show. Previous internships include AAJA-NBC Fellowship, USA Today, Money Magazine, and Crain’s Chicago Business. She is also the Minnesota recipient of the 2010 Al Neuharth Free Spirit Award for young journalists.

Hailey studied economics and international relations at Wellesley College and was cross-registered at MIT. She grew up in Los Angeles and went to high school in Minnesota.