Published July 31st, 2014
DETROIT, MI – Today is Alan Lee’s final broadcast anchoring the morning news on Fox 2 Detroit (WJBK-TV). His last broadcast ends at 9 a.m. this morning.
Alan is a broadcast journalist with over 30 years in the business. His interviews have included former president Jimmy Carter as well as cabinet members and senators.
Lee began his journalism career at the Purdue University newspaper, The Exponent, where he rose to the position of Sports Editor while still an undergraduate.
Alan landed in Chicago where he was an Assignment Desk Editor for NBC’s affiliate WMAQ-TV covering major metropolitan news.
After Chicago, Lee accepted a position with the CBS affiliate in Evansville, Indiana doing sports. Alan then accepted a newly-created co-anchor position on the morning show of Washington, D.C’s NBC station, WRC-TV.
It was in 1996 that Alan was then offered the position to become the morning anchor at Detroit’s Fox station, WJBK-TV where he has spent the last 18 years.
Lee announced at the end of the morning news on July 8th, 2014, that he would be leaving the Fox 2 family to pursue his dream of becoming a full time author. He said it was a very tough decision and he wanted to thank management for “its earnest efforts” to keep him at the station. His first book, Sandstorm, was published in June of 2013.
Alan resides in suburban Detroit with his wife and their two sons.
Best wishes to Alan on this next chapter of his life !
There is no word at this time of who will replace Alan.