Greg Lee

Greg Lee

Political Reporter

I am thrilled to have the opportunity to call the Bay Area home and to work at a place like KTVU. I have spent the last 13 years in Southern California, and though I will always consider it a “piece of home,” I’m excited for a change in scenery. 

For as long as I can remember, I have wanted to be a journalist. My mom tells me I used to walk around our house, even before I could talk, with a fake microphone in my hand, blabbing away. As I got older, I realized more and more why I wanted to be part of this unique profession. It’s not just a job or a career, but a responsibility and an obligation to seek the truth. 

I graduated from Pepperdine University, where I used to do play-by-play for the athletics department, worked for the college TV station, DJ’d on the radio station, basically did anything I could get my hands on in this field. An internship at KTLA turned into a job as a sports producer, where I learned from some of the best in the business. After graduation, I landed my first job at KESQ in Palm Springs, the “Desert’s news leader.” I covered high school football, wildfires, crime, the Christopher Dorner manhunt and hundreds of stories in between. After four years in the desert, I accepted a job at KABC in Los Angeles as the Orange County reporter. I spent five years in the OC, where in addition to covering the community, I traveled to cover the thrill of a total solar eclipse, the devastation of two hurricanes, and the excitement around a Super Bowl.

My experiences have all led me here, to the Bay Area, where I will serve you, the viewer, as a political reporter. My job is to hold people accountable, talk about the issues that affect you and make sense of what is going on at the local, state and national level. I take this role very seriously and hope to hear from you about the things that matter most. 

I am a proud Korean-American whose parents moved to the U.S. and sacrificed so their kids could chase the “American Dream.”  I love the outdoors, finding new restaurants and our rescue dog, Winnie.

I look forward to connecting with you!

The latest from Greg Lee

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Lawmakers explore options for restructuring PG&E

The popular idea would take some serious work. In addition to the billions of dollars it would take to shore up infrastructure, the plan would require approval from state regulators and getting the utility to buy into the plan.

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V.P. Pence tours NASA, speaks on future of space exploration

Vice President Mike Pence spent Thursday morning in Mountain View, visiting the NASA Ames research center.  The vice president toured the facility and spoke to about 200 employees about their role in the future of US space exploration. 

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Despite bankruptcy, PG&E continues to spend millions on lobbying

In the midst of bankruptcy, liability for wildfires and ongoing scrutiny over public safety power shutoffs (PSPS), PG&E continues to spend millions of dollars in lobbying.  The company’s latest filing with the secretary of state shows it has spent nearly $2.1 million this year to influence lawmakers, pay lobbying firms and compensate in-house lobbyists.

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Trump criticizes Newsom, threatens to cut wildfire aid

In a string of tweets over the weekend, President Trump criticized Governor Gavin Newsom over the state's handling of wildfires, while threatening to cut federal aid to the state.  The Sunday night tweet thread started with: "The Governor of California, @GavinNewsom, has done a terrible job of forest management. I told him from the first day we met that he must 'clean' his forest floors regardless of what his bosses, the environmentalists, DEMAND of him."

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Democrats pass ground rules for Trump impeachment probe

For only the fourth time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives has started a presidential impeachment inquiry. House committees are trying to determine if President Donald Trump violated his oath of office by asking a foreign country to investigate a political opponent.