Lee Owens - WLBT.com - Jackson, MS


Lee Owens

Lee's broadcasting career has taken him all over the country the past 30 years. He started in Des Moines, Iowa before stops at Indianapolis, Nashville and Memphis before coming to Jackson.

It didn't take long for Lee to fall in love with the Magnolia State and its people. "The Hospitality State" is a perfect state motto.

Lee has won Best Sportscast and Best Sports Story Awards by the Associated Press and the Lindsey Nelson Outstanding Sportscaster Award by the All-American Football Foundation. He's also won Best News Feature from the National Association of Black Journalists.

 Over the years, Lee has spoken to several church, youth, school and civic groups including the Boys and Girls Club, Arthritis Foundation, YMCA, Boys and Girls Scouts and UMC Children's Hospital to name a few.

Lee is a member of the National Football Writers Association, the National Sportscasters and  Sportswriters Association, the National Association of Black Journalists and the Jackson Association of Black Journalists..

Lee spends a great deal of time preparing, organizing and producing his various news and sports specials.

Despite Lee's hectic schedule, he still manages to hit the links for game of golf. When asked what his handicap is, Lee says "Getting out of the golf cart and picking up a club."

Lee says, "Golf is a great way to relax,have fun and meet some great people from different backgrounds."

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