Dave Lee

davelee 2015 Dave LeeDave Lee is the popular, long-time host of The Morning News on WCCO Radio.

Dave has been with WCCO Radio for more than 20 years. He was nominated as one of the Top 5 Major Market Morning Hosts nationwide. He has also won Murrows, Associated Press awards and six consecutive Minnesota Broadcaster of the Year awards. His former station in North Dakota won the prestigious Peabody Award.

Dave contributes both his time and talent to several charities. Dave’s annual Friday morning bowling tournament, “Gutter Bowl,” has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for local charities. Three years ago, Dave and his wife Julie funded a scholarship at the University of Minnesota Journalism School. Dave has been honored nationally by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, served as the host of the Drive for Kids for Bolder Options and youth mentoring and raised funds to adopt a room at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Dave is also actively involved with the Federated Challenge for Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Minnesota.

Dave is the award-winning voice of the University of St. Thomas football team. Dave spent 13 years with the University of Minnesota football and basketball programs and five years as a play-by-play fill-in announcer for the Minnesota Twins. He was a part of the 1991 World Series broadcasts. Dave has also been the TV broadcaster for the Minnesota High School League State football and basketball tournaments for several years and has been awarded two Emmys for his work.

Dave and Julie live in the Twin Cities metro area and are the parents of three children.

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Bloomington H.S. Lacrosse Teams Put Away Rivalry To Help Injured Fmr. Player

In the world of sports, many can get carried away with all the competitiveness. But Tuesday night in Bloomington, a lacrosse game with a big rivalry put all that aside to help a young man who is recovering from a tragic accident.


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Saturn Kisses the Full Moon!

Mike Lynch says that all through the night tonight they’ll be a bright star next to the full moon. It’s no star but the planet Saturn at its closest approach to Earth for 2013. It’s […]


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Apollo 11 Landing Site On Moon

A picture taken recently of Apollo 11 landing site on the moon. This picture was taken by Nasa’s Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter.


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U2 Concert Peek

WCCO’s Dave Lee was at the U2 Concert Saturday and saw these guys sneaking a peek.


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Astronomical Diagram

Tuesday morning there’s a conjunction between the thin crescent moon, Mars, and the Pleiades star cluster in the eastern sky.


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Scorpius The Scorpion

The full moon is passing through the constellation Scorpius the Scorpion and tonight it’s right next to the bright star Antares that marks the heart of the celestial Scorpion.


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Supernova Exploding

A graphic of a supernova exploding star in the Whirlpool Galaxy about 40 million light years away. Stars that are more than eight times the mass of our sun become unstable and blowup in a […]


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Celestial Conjunctions

There’s going to be some nice conjunctions with the moon in the skies the next few nights.


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International Space Station, Shuttle Visibility

The International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Discovery are now docked and will visible to the naked eye this week.


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Space Station, Space Shuttle Discovery Visible Tonight

The International Space Station and the Space Shuttle Discovery will be visible within a half hour early this evening over the Twin Cities and vicinity.


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An Ex-Governor’s Perspective On State Of The State

With only hours until Gov. Mark Dayton’s State of the State address, former Minnesota Gov.Arne Carlson sheds light on several issues he would approach in the address, starting with the budget.


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Is National Anthem Too Difficult To Sing

  How hard is it to sing the National Anthem?  Many of us instudio this morning were debating this question.  The negativity surrounding Christina Aguilera’s performance sparked our conversation.  Former WCCO announcer and professional singer Patty […]

830 WCCO–02/08/2011

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Tubby Smith Reviews Win Over NW

Gopher coach Tubby Smith reviewed the win over the Wildcats with Dave Lee Thursday morning on WCCO Radio.

830 WCCO–01/27/2011

Senator Franken Reviews Obama Address On WCCO

Senator Al Franken joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News Wednesday to review President Obama’s State of the Union Speech.  Franken and many of his colleagues crossed the aisle to sit with members of […]

830 WCCO–01/26/2011

Moneywatch Editor Previews Week In Business

Moneywatch editor Jill Schlesinger joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to preview the week ahead on Wall Street.  Schlesinger also talked football, lamenting her Jets loss in Pittsburgh yesterday. Here is a link […]

830 WCCO–01/24/2011

NFL Analyst Rich Gannon Previews NFL Title Games

Everyone is getting ready for the NFC and AFC championship games on Sunday.  Former NFL MVP Rich Gannon talked with Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News about the match-ups.

830 WCCO–01/21/2011

Tubby Smith Shares Gopher Basketball News

Gopher Basketball coach Tubby Smith joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News today.  The coach talked about his 15th ranked team, and previewed Saturday’s Michigan game.

830 WCCO–01/20/2011

Sen. Klobuchar Hosts Innovation Summit

Senator Amy Klobuchar joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News to discuss today’s gathering of business and government leaders at the University of Minnesota. Klobuchar also discussed Washington DC news.  She talked about the […]

830 WCCO–01/18/2011

Tubby Smith With Gopher Basketball News

Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith talked with Dave Lee Thursday about Devoe Joseph and Sunday afternoon’s tough road test at Ohio State.

830 WCCO–01/06/2011

Birthday Greeting For Former VP Mondale

Dave Lee and news editor Steve Murphy called former US vice-president Walter Mondale today on his 83rd birthday.  Mr. Mondale mentioned that he wasn’t surprise to hear from the WCCO Morning Show.

830 WCCO–01/05/2011

New Blood Test Could Detect Cancer Cells

There is news out this morning that a simple blood test could detect  single cancer cells.  Here is the story from CBS. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/01/03/health/main7207858.shtml Dave Lee talked with Dr David Hilden from HCMC on the WCCO […]

830 WCCO–01/03/2011

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Holiday Travel Jam At MSP

The holiday season is finally here and travelers, despite new airport security measures, are packing the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport this Thursday.


Governor Pawlenty Comments On Book Tour

Governor Tim Pawlenty joined Dave Lee on the WCCO Morning News and discussed the transition at the State Capitol and his upcoming book tour.

830 WCCO–12/10/2010

Paul McCartney Yesterday Parody On Fallon Show

Dave Lee is sharing a fun song from Jimmy Fallon’s late show last night.  Sir Paul McCartney and Fallon sang a paroday of the Beatle’s hit “Yesterday”. 

830 WCCO–12/10/2010

Tubby Smith Reviews Win Over St Joseph

Dave Lee talked with Gopher basketball coach Tubby Smith this morning, after last night’s big win over St Joseph, 83-73, in Philadelphia. The Gophers next game is Saturday afternoon against Eastern Kentucky at Williams Arena.

830 WCCO–12/09/2010


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