Kurtis Lee

Reporter, Aug. 2014-present
Los Angeles Times
-Covered the 2016 presidential campaign
-Regularly filed for “Trail Guide,” The Times’ 2016 campaign blog for breaking news and analysis
-Regularly traveled to swing states to file political enterprise and features
-Reported form Ferguson, Mo., in August 2014 during protests
-Covered national news on the Realtime breaking news desk
Reporter, Feb. 2011-July 2014
The Denver Post
-Beat reporter who covered the 2014 Colorado U.S. Senate race
-Beat reporter who covered policy at the Colorado legislature
-Covered Colorado’s 2013 gun debate and the recall elections of state lawmakers that followed. This came after filing reports on the ground in 2012 from the Aurora, Colo., movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn.
-Beat reporter for the 2012 6th Congressional District race, assisted on the presidential campaign
-Anchor for Denver Post TV, the newspaper’s daily video broadcast of top news stories
-Covered municipal issues in Aurora — a suburb of Denver — which is the third most populous city in Colorado
Staff Writer, May 2010-Feb. 2011
PBS NewsHour
– Managed daily content of NewsHour Extra, which is an education arm of the PBS NewsHour
– Wrote news/analysis for the NewsHour’s blog “The Rundown”

-2013 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Coverage of the Aurora theater shooting. (The Denver Post staff). I was the second Post reporter on the scene that morning.
-2013 Colorado Association of Black Journalists, Print Journalist of the Year

Skill Areas
-Shoot and edit video, Final Cut Pro, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Audition, Intermediate Spanish
-Content Management Systems (Word Press, P2P, Newsgate)

Temple University, Philadelphia, 2009
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, (Cum Laude) Minor: Political Science