Antionette Lee is the voice of evening breaking news for KYW Newsradio.
Since 2017, Lee has become a well-known and trusted reporter to listeners across the city of Philadelphia and beyond. As the evening general assignment reporter, she covers a wide range of news stories, with an emphasis on breaking news and current events from the front lines. Lee has reported with vivid clarity and authenticity on the racial justice movement of 2020, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, she documented her real-time experience on social media, KYW, and BBC World News.
Lee has a passion for telling stories that make our city the City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection. She has a knack for connecting with and echoing the local voices of citizens working to make Philadelphia better. In 2019, she launched Philly Rising to highlight difference-makers in the greater Philadelphia region who serve our city, often without praise or recognition.
A North Carolina native, Lee moved to Philadelphia in 2016 after working in Shanghai, China for a year. She graduated from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communication with a Master of Journalism in 2018. She also has sociology and psychology degrees from North Carolina State University.
Lee has been awarded fellowships from Poynter Institute, the Lenfest Institute for Journalism, and the Confer Radio Talent Institute. She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and the National Association of Black Journalists.
In her free time, she enjoys photography and video production. She is also an avid traveler, especially keen on visiting national parks around the country.