National Politics Reporter, CNN Politics
MJ Lee is a national political reporter for CNN Politics.
MJ Lee is a national political reporter for CNN Politics based in New York.
Most recently, Lee has covered the Republican efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Prior to her healthcare coverage, she traveled the country extensively covering the 2016 presidential election, focusing on Donald Trump during the primaries and Hillary Clinton in the general election.
On the campaign trail, Lee produced several deeply reported, large-scale pieces on the mood of American voters including "Being Muslim American in the year of Donald Trump," an intimate look at how Muslim Americans were grappling with the atmosphere of the 2016 election; "Resetting red and blue in the Rust Belt," an early examination of how Trump's candidacy was transforming a Democratic-leaning region; and "Why I'm voting for Donald Trump," a team project that took a comprehensive look at Trump's appeal through interviews with more than 150 voters.
Prior to joining CNN, she was a finance and politics reporter at Politico in Washington, D.C. Working out of Capitol Hill, she covered Congress, the Federal Reserve, financial regulations, economic data and the banking community.
Lee was born in South Korea and grew up in Hong Kong. She has a bachelor's degree in government and Chinese from Georgetown University.