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Lee Cullum is a syndicated columnist and television commentator. Her column is published in the Dallas Morning News and syndicated by Associated Features. She is a regular commentator on the "NewsHour with Jim Lehrer" and National Public Radio's "All things Considered." In addition she is political commentator for KTVT-TV, the CBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth, and hosts "Conversations," a public-television series of biographical interviews with major newsmakers.
Lee was editor of the editorial page of the Dallas Times Herald. She also edited "D Magazine," which during her tenure was named best magazine by the Dallas Press club in two consecutive years. It also won a National magazine Award. Lee has contributed weekly commentaries to KERA-FM in Dallas, and she appeared as a frequent guest panelist in KERA-TV's "Between the Lines." She also has been heard on National Public Radio's "Morning Edition" and has conducted seminars on journalism in Eastern Europe.
She worked as a reporter and then executive producer and on-air moderator of "Newsroom", a nightly public affairs program on the PBS affiliate in Dallas. She produced several programs for national public television including live coverage of the U.S. Olympic Committee meeting to vote on boycotting the games in Moscow and developed a series that profiled Lillian Hellman. It was nominated for an Emmy.
Lee anchored the Election Specials that won the Columbia DuPont Broadcast Journalism Award for KERA-TV. She also has received the Matrix Award form Women in Communications twice, as well and the Woman of Achievement Award from Southern Methodist University, and the C.E. Shuford Award for Outstanding Journalist in Dallas-Fort Worth.
Lee is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Board of the Pacific Council on International Policy, the American Council on Germany, the Inter-American Dialogue, the Founding Committee of the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations and the National Conference of Editorial Writers. She also is a fellow of the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.
She has one son who is married and working in New York.