Meet Joon Lee, a sports writer currently at ESPN and formerly of The Bleacher Report, The Washington Post, and The Boston Herald. Hear the story of how a young Korean immigrant grew up to love baseball and Boston sports and how he turned that passion into a successful career, giving him the opportunity to write about Chloe Kim the best way anyone could have and even visit The White House. Follow Joon on Instagram @joon and on Twitter @joonlee
We celebrate Joon's successes in his journalism career, writing for publications like ESPN, The Washington Post, The Boston Herald, and more.
We support his work in sharing stories for all fans to enjoy, but with particular excitement those with the context which only he could provide.
We are inspired by Joon's decision to pursue a career not often chosen by Asian Americans and now serving as a role model and mentor to so many who'll follow in his steps.
About Joon (from his website joon.me)
I’m currently a staff writer for ESPN based out of New York City. I’m originally from the Boston area, but was born in Seoul, South Korea.
I was named a Chips Quinn Scholar in 2016 by the Freedom Forum and an Al Neuharth Free Spirit Journalism Scholar in 2012. Chad Finn of the Boston Globe named me one of the 75-best Twitter follows for Boston sports. In high school, I ran a YouTube channel, where I shot, edited and produced reviews of gadgets, smartphones, tech accessories and headphones.
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Highlights of Joon's work:
A Family Dream Come True and a Limitless Future: US Teen Chloe Kim Wins Gold (Bleacher Report): https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2759159-a-family-dream-come-true-and-a-limitless-future-us-teen-chloe-kim-wins-gold
Chloe Kim is Just Getting Started (Bleacher Report):
Inside the rise of MLB's Ivy League culture: Stunning numbers and a question of what's next (ESPN):
Washington Post articles: https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/joon-lee/
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