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Joseph Lee

Joseph Lee is the Vice President/General Manager of NJ PBS. Lee is an experienced public media leader, an accomplished fundraiser and a pioneer in community engagement. A Baltimore native, Joe Lee ran non-commercial radio station WAER-FM and its digital platforms at Syracuse University for 28 years first as Program Director and then Director & General Manager. Prior to that, he led content development and management for Morgan State University public radio WEAA FM in Baltimore.

Under his leadership WAER transformed from a music-oriented radio station to a public media organization focused on multi-media journalism, storytelling and community impact. Lee also served as Executive Producer of Syracuse Speaks, WAER’s public affairs show focusing on issues of concern to Central New Yorkers, and as producer of WAER’s Afro Futures and Pop Life podcasts. WAER trains and mentors roughly 120 Syracuse University students interested in careers in news and sports journalism each year.

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