May Lee has been a broadcast journalist/host for 30 years as both a US based and international anchor, host, correspondent and producer. Most recently, May partnered with NextShark, the leading Asian online news source, to launch “The May Lee Show”, a podcast/video talk show focused on Asian American issues and stories. The show is on YouTube and all major podcast platforms. 

Prior to the new project, May was the LA-based correspondent for international network CGTN- America. She covered a vast range of stories throughout Southern California and beyond including the historic wildfires, the Oscars and Golden Globes, the presidential election, the "Me Too” movement and the U.S.-China trade war.

May is also the founder and CEO of Lotus Media House, a media company that she started in Singapore and produced original programs including “The May Lee Show”, the first pan-Asia talk show for women produced in Singapore, as well as providing media consulting and training.

Since 2018, May has been an Adjunct Professor at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism where she teaches graduate level journalism courses. 


May’s international experience as a broadcast journalist and entrepreneur is extensive. In 1995, May became one of the youngest and the first Korean-American correspondent to be hired by CNN based in Tokyo. In 1997, she was appointed as main anchor of CNN International in Hong Kong. May anchored two nightly programs as well as the weekend magazine show, "Inside Asia". May's journalistic career in Asia also includes a role as primary anchor of CNBC Asia based in Singapore.


May has also worked for Oprah Winfrey and her first television network for women, "Oxygen Media". May was the co-host of the flagship show “Pure Oxygen” and the host and executive producer of the adventure travel show, “Trippin’ Out with May Lee”.

May is a graduate of Mills College in Oakland, CA where she attained her BA in communications.
May is the author of “MAY LEE, LIVE AND IN PERSON. It all begins with Passion”, published by John Wiley & Sons and Random House Korea.