Ron Lee

Ron Lee

Reporter, Photographer

Charlotte, NC

Ron started out his broadcasting career over three decades ago in his hometown of San Diego, California at KNSD-TV. Just days into the job, he found himself pinned down taking cover behind police cars while officers and a gunman exchanged fire.

Two years later, Ron took a job across the street at KFMB-TV as a sound technician and later promoted to news photographer, learning the tricks of the trade from some of the best in the business.

Ron made the jump to the east coast when he accepted a position in Columbia, South Carolina, working for WIS-TV. Years later, he was offered a position at the ABC affiliate in Charlotte as a photojournalist in 1993. It was there Ron covered such news events as the crash of a DC-9 at Charlotte/Douglas International, and the tragic story of the Susan Smith trial in Union, South Carolina.

Wanting to expand his experiences, Ron accepted a job as the Chief Photographer in Charleston, South Carolina, at WCIV-TV NewsChannel 4. That position put him in charge of training the next generation of reporters and photographers where he spent three years.

Then in 1998, he came back to Charlotte to work for WBTV, where he’s been for over 20 years. Starting as a news photographer, he rose through the ranks working his way into a management position, then eventually into an on-air reporting position. Some of Ron’s most notable stories included covering the attacks on the towers in New York on 9/11 and the Democratic National Convention in 2012.

Most recently, Ron has hit the speaking circuit, going all across the country training bloggers and video journalists techniques to improve their craft. On his off time, Ron is an avid motorcycle rider making the yearly trek to Sturgis, South Dakota, for the Black Hills Rally.

He also works with several animal rescue groups fostering dogs hoping to find them forever homes.

Recent Articles by Ron

  Officials concerned after many seen without masks at Trump rally in Gastonia

  Town leaders ban trick or treating in Chester, S.C.

  Researchers still can’t find cause for deadly cancer in Huntersville

  Police: Woman shoots man who was sitting in patrol car in Cramerton

  $5K reward offered for arrest of person who left cat mutilated in neighborhood Mooresville park

  Iredell County residents scramble to register to vote ahead of deadline

  Many Charlotte-area bar owners still upset over governor’s restrictions

Animal rescues back in business to hold public fundraising events in N.C.'s Phase 3

  Bar owner worries about closing down after N.C. governor’s order

  Charlotte parent upset after inappropriate content allegedly appears during virtual class

  Church provides help as N.C. parents work through anxiety of a pandemic

  Parade for 4-year-old car enthusiast who feels a need for speed

  Fireworks in high demand as shoppers wait in long lines

  Tega Cay forced to cancel parade amid coronavirus fears

  Can you conceal carry a firearm while being COVID-19 compliant?

  Free coronavirus testing comes to Iredell County

  Fireworks stands seeing booming sales in Fort Mill

  Homeowners along Mt. Island Lake watching rising water levels

  Couple narrowly escapes falling tree that crushed their home

  Neighborhood Theatre dealing with empty seats during pandemic

  Verizon gives $10K grant to help minority businesses in the Charlotte area

  30-foot-long wall of flowers dedicated to healthcare workers in Charlotte

  Here’s how you can thank our healthcare workers with E-cards

  Charlotte tattoo shop owner feels no choice but to reopen despite N.C. ‘Stay At Home’ order

  Charlotte bar sells groceries, supplies amid COVID-19 pandemic

  Local charity going online to raise money at gala during pandemic

  Residents at west Charlotte extended stay hotel told they have less than 24 hours to vacate

  Iredell County business serves customers while still following social distancing guidelines

  Mecklenburg County closed the park parking lots, but it didn’t slow the crowds

  Neighborhood has safe celebration for Marine returning home during pandemic