Jennifer Jones Lee - Wake Up Call Host & Anchor for Bill Handel

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Jennifer Jones Lee joined the KFI News Team in May of 2016, but is celebrating 29 years in radio this year. Jennifer took over KFI's early morning news/talk show Wake Up Call in 2017 and became Bill Handel's news anchor and ever since, has loved filling people in on the news that has happened overnight. Her radio life has basically spanned the Golden State. She started at a small station in Redding in 1993, then moved to Chico, Sacramento and then San Francisco where she spent 16 years. And while she grew up outside Redding, Jennifer was born in San Bernardino, so in many ways she feels like her life has come full circle now that she's back in SoCal. 

Throughout her career, Jennifer has received numerous awards for reporting and anchoring from both the Associated Press and the RTNDA. She also received the National Edward R. Murrow for sports reporting.

Jennifer loves a challenge, and has taken on many of them. She was sent across the country on a Greyhound bus to cover the Sept.11th terrorist attacks in New York City. Her next major assignment sent her to Los Angeles for 2 months where she covered everyday of the San Francisco Dog Mauling Case. She then spent a week on a bus traveling the state with Governor Schwarzenegger during his recall campaign. Shortly after that, Jennifer was the lead reporter on the Scott Peterson murder trial where her reports were broadcast around the country. She's also covered political conventions both locally and nationally.

Since joining the KFI team, Jennifer has teamed up with the Pasadena Humane Society to spotlight the need for homes for animals in shelters. She and her Wake Up Call Wigglers team recently raised over $25-thousand dollars for Pasadena Humane's Wiggle Waggle Walk with all the proceeds going to benefit the animals.

One of the most bizarre assignments of her career, was entering the media Bull Riding contest at the Grand National Rodeo. That's where a bull named "Dental Appointment" let her know he didn't appreciate her trying to ride him, and sent Jen to the hospital with a broken arm :) (But that's the story that got her the National Murrow maybe it was worth it?!)

Jennifer married Army Cpt. Scott Lee on November 21, 2009 in St. Helena, CA. The two were pen-pals during Scott's first tour in Iraq in 2004, decided to meet when he got back to the States, and as "they" say, the rest is history. The Lee's are pet parents to dogs Scarlett, Sophia, Daisy, Dolly and have a cat named Shelby. 

On weekends, Jen loves to hit arts and crafts fairs, sporting events...and when the weather's warm, she likes to take her furry crew to Huntington dog beach.

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