Dave 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.
Hennepin County Commissioner Mike Opat discussed property values and tax hikes this morning with Dave Lee, after a heated public hearing last night. Opat also talked about County bonding plans and Viking stadium sites.
Dave Lee talked with Hamline professor David Schultz about first day results from the State’s Governor election vote recount.
The recount in Minnesota’s Governors race begins today at election precincts across the State. Dave Lee and Secretary of State Mark Ritchie discussed the recount nuts and bolts.
Black Friday specials and early open hours have shoppers out on the roads this morning.Dave Lee talked with a listener named Nona, who was moving from store to store….just after 5 AM.
The Gopher men’s basketball team beat North Dakota State 84 to 65 last night at Williams Arena. Coach Tubby Smith talked turkey and hoops with Dave Lee this morning.
World traveler Dan Buettner visited the WCCO Radio studio this morning to tell Dave Lee about his newest work on finding happiness. National Geographic writer Ford Cochran has recently reviewed the book titled “Thrive”. http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2010/11/dan-buettner-shares-secrets-of.htl