Trymaine Lee is now officially a correspondent for MSNBC.
According to Deadline, the Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter will appear on both primetime and weekend programming. He will be a regular face on All In with Chris Hayes, The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell and AM Joy.
Based in New York, Lee is set to cover the big issues like race and politics as well as the epidemic of violence and the continuing debate surrounding law enforcement and its relationship with the communities police are meant to protect.
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An amazing reporting resume
Lee definitely has the reporting chops to cover these issues. He covered the protests in Ferguson after the death of Michael Brown, which means he has been on the ground as the Black Lives Matter movement gained steam. He also covered the deaths of Eric Garner, Walter Scott and Freddie Gray.
He also ran a “Geography of Poverty” series in which he examined poor communities across the country. One of those communities was none other than Flint, Michigan, which has been in the national news because of the terrible conditions caused by poor water there.
Lee covered the violence in Chicago as well, reporting on gun deaths and crime rates in the city. Once more, this makes him perfectly suited to talk about crime, racism, and other related topics.
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While Lee has worked at both the Huffington Post and the New York Times, he is probably best-known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the devastation in the wake of Hurricane Katrina when he was at the Times-Picayune. Lee was part of a team at the Times-Picayune that examined the destruction and the tragedy of that hurricane.
Basically, Lee is a shining example of #BlackExcellence. So, we’re excited to see what he can do as part of the MSNBC lineup. We’re expecting great things!
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