Vivian Lee joined NY1 as an anchor and reporter in 2008. Since then, she has anchored and reported on stories of vital local and national interest, including anchoring NY1's team coverage of Pope Francis' historic visit to Cuba and the U.S. in September 2015.
In March 2013, she reported from Vatican City for several weeks leading up to Francis' election as pope and was the first reporter of the NYC market to break the news that a new pope had been elected. Several months before that she was reporting from the flooded Financial District hours after Hurricane Sandy hit NYC.
In 2011, she was the first in the city to report the sale of fake gold bars in the Diamond District of Manhattan, and the Treasury Department's investigation.
Vivian has also anchored hours of continuous coverage of breaking news, including the assassination of Osama bin Laden in May 2011 and the mid-air collision of a helicopter and plane over the Hudson River in 2009 that killed nine people.
Vivian's career in New York started at WNBC in 2002, where she was a general assignment reporter for several years. Prior to that, she was the parliamentary correspondent for federal affairs for the CHUM Television Network in Canada. Her home town is Toronto.
Her seven years reporting and anchoring in various cities across Canada included stints at CJOH in Ottawa, ATV/ASN News in Halifax, A Channel News in Calgary, and CityTV and CP24 Cable News in Toronto. She graduated with high honors from Carleton University's journalism program in Ottawa.
She has appeared as a guest speaker in New York City area high schools and colleges, including Centenary College in New Jersey, Hunter College in Manhattan and Long Island University in Brooklyn.
She was awarded Mentor of the Year by The City University of New York's Asian American/Asian Research Institute, and has volunteered as an English and Math Tutor with Asian Professional Extension at PS 1 in Manhattan.
Vivian lives with her husband and two daughters in New York.