Lee Cowan Profile
Lee Cowan is an American Emmy award-winning news reporter/anchor working for CBS. He is thrilled to work with the CBS news team.
Lee Cowan Education
When it comes to education, Cowan graduated in 1988 from the University of Washington with a double degree in communications and voice communication.
Lee Cowan Career
Cowan serves at CBS as a national correspondent and substitutes anchor for CBS Sunday Morning. His reporting also appears on all CBS News broadcasts and platforms. Cowan has interviewed a number of news and television figures including First Lady Michelle Obama, music star Bruno Mars, comedy great Carol Burnett, and tennis legend Billie Jean King. He has covered topics ranging from the nation’s national safety scheme, the Navajo nation’s water shortage, and childhood poverty. Cowan spent more than two decades of his almost 30-year career at CBS News, covering two eras. CBS covered the September 11 terrorist attacks; the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2006 Beirut crisis, and the 2006 Indonesia tsunami.
As a national reporter for NBC News, where he worked on “NBC Nightly News,” “Today” and MSNBC, Cowan was assigned to cover the campaign and inauguration of President Barack Obama; the 2011 tsunami in Japan, the Libyan crisis, and the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
Previously, Cowan served as a reporter for CBS Newspath, CBS News’ 24-hour news channel, and was a producer for CBS News’ “CBS News Nightwatch” and then “CBS Evening News” in Washington, D.C. His broadcasting career began with local journalism, working as an anchor and reporter for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati.
Previously, he was an anchor and correspondent for WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Mich., and a weekend anchor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, Calif. Before joining KCOY-TV, Cowan held jobs as news chief and anchor of the NBC affiliate KIEM-TV Eureka, Calif.
Quick Facts About Lee Cowan
|Age||56 years old as of 2021|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Lee Cowan Age
Cowan was born on 1 May 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States (he is 56 years old as of 2021.) He celebrates his birthday on the 1st of May every year.
Lee Cowan Height
Cowan stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 feet tall.
Lee Cowan Family
Cowan’s father is known as Leland B. Cowan is a surgical and radiation oncologist while his mother is known as Constance W. Cowan. Information about his siblings will be updated when available.
Lee Cowan Wife
He is married to Molly Palmer, a television associate producer, and daughter of television news correspondent John Palmer and writer Nancy Doyle Palmer. The couple has two sons; Kevin Cowan born on December 23, 2016, and their second son, Harrison Leland Cowan born on March 9, 2019. They live in Santa Monica.
Lee Cowan Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CBS, Cowan earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Lee Cowan’s Net Worth
Cowan has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a journalist.
Lee Cowan Illness
In the year 2018, he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and given six months to live.
Lee Cowan CBS News
At CBS News Cowan works alongside;
- Jeffrey Pegues
- Jamie Yuccas
- Susan Zirinsky
- Mireya Villarreal
- Bill Whitaker
- Holly Williams
- Omar Villafranca
- Peter Van Sant
- Imtiaz Tyab
- Jonathan Vigliotti
- Tracy Smith
- Susan Spencer
- Bob Schieffer
- Jeff Berardelli