Born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island, Lee Harris has been getting out of bed in the middle of the night to anchor mornings on 1010 WINS since 1995.
He’s been in radio since the age of 13 when, with squeaky voice, he presented “School Scope” on WGBB Freeport, a station that now broadcasts primarily in Chinese. After heading off to the University of Wisconsin, he worked on-air and in management in Chicago, Phoenix and St. Louis, and was a radio station owner/operator in Wisconsin before returning to the homeland and 1010 WINS.
In recent years he has helped launch news radio stations in Moscow and Kiev and served as a consultant to news stations in China, Germany and Canada. When not on the air at 1010 WINS he devises software used by 1010 WINS and other all-news radio stations in their news gathering and presentation.
Lee and co-anchor Brigitte Quinn are winners of the 2015 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award for Best Newscast.