Lee Pitts

Journalist

Bio

Lee Pitts is an award-winning journalist with CBC Television & Radio news in St. John’s. Lee is part of a Gemini Award winning newsroom, received his own Gemini Award nomination and a nomination for CAJ Daily Excellence Award for his coverage of Hurricane Igor, one of the country’s worst storms, that struck Eastern Newfoundland in September 2010. Lee spent nine days in the field, getting into the dozens of communities isolated by the storm, telling the personal stories of those most hit hardest by the storm. His work on that story also led to more awards for his newsroom, including four Gold awards at the Atlantic Journalism Awards, three Edward R. Murrow awards from the U.S. Radio Television Digital News Association and two awards from the Atlantic Region RTNDA, including the Ron Laidlaw Award for Continuing Coverage. Lee also works as a videojournalist, for which he has earned two individual Gold awards from the Atlantic Journalism Association for Feature TV Writing for a story from Malawi, and for Best Videojournalist in Atlantic Canada in 2009. Lee has worked in four provinces with the CBC, reported from Africa, and taught journalism at the National University of Rwanda.