Lee Nelson joined NEWS CENTER in 1990 as anchor of The Morning Report.
Lee's first TV job was as a page at NBC in New York. He gave studio tours and helped seat the audience for The Cosby Show, Late Night With David Letterman, Donahue and Saturday Night Live. Lee's first on-air job was an WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. He says it was the only station in the entire country that dared to hire him.
Lee hosts some of NEWS CENTER'S highest profile public service campaigns, such as "Teens Who Care", "Coats For Kids", the "Feed Me Food Drive" and "Alive And Well". He also hosts the annual Maine Business Hall Of Fame Awards which are put on every year by Junior Achievement, and he appears at countless charity events in the Greater Portland area.
Over the years, Lee has received several broadcasting awards, including a national award from the EPA in 1992 for his environmental reporting.
Lee's father (also named Lee Nelson) was the first anchorman in Maine ever to do a live TV newscast. He worked for WABI in Bangor in the early 1950s.
Lee lives in Portland with his wife Cindy Williams, the evening anchor here at NEWS CENTER. They have two boys, Xander and Noah. When Lee's not working, he spends his time working out,playing basketball and football, doing karate, reading, and rooting for the Patriots, Celtics and Sox.
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