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Diplomatic Writer for Associated Press

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 Matthew Lee Biography

Matthew Lee is the Chief State Department Correspondent for The Associated Press, covering U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. After graduating from Nichols in Buffalo NY, in 1984 and studying for a year in Scotland, he attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs in 1989.

Immediately after college, he worked as a news aide at The Washington Post, and then as a reporter for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He moved to Cambodia in 1994 and did freelance work for The Cambodia Daily newspaper, AP, UPI, Reuters, the BBC, the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, CNN and Time Magazine before becoming the Phnom Penh Bureau Chief for the French news agency, Agence France-Presse, in 1995.

Lee was transferred to Washington in 1999 and covered the State Department for AFP until 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was AFP’s Deputy Bureau Chief for East Africa and the Indian Ocean based in Nairobi, Kenya. After 12 years with AFP, Lee joined the AP and returned to Washington and the State Department beat in 2007.

In Cambodia, he covered the death of Pol Pot, the ultimate collapse of the Khmer Rouge and was shot and wounded during the 1997 coup. Elsewhere, he covered final days of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s regime in Haiti and the rise of the al-Shabab Islamist movement in Somalia. He has traveled the world with every Secretary of State since Madeleine Albright and reported from more than 100 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and North Korea.

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Matthew Lee

Diplomatic Writer for Associated Press

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Matthew Lee Biography

Matthew Lee is the Chief State Department Correspondent for The Associated Press, covering U.S. foreign policy and international affairs. After graduating from Nichols in Buffalo NY, in 1984 and studying for a year in Scotland, he attended Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs in 1989.

Immediately after college, he worked as a news aide at The Washington Post, and then as a reporter for The Daily Progress in Charlottesville, Va. He moved to Cambodia in 1994 and did freelance work for The Cambodia Daily newspaper, AP, UPI, Reuters, the BBC, the Economist, the Far Eastern Economic Review, CNN and Time Magazine before becoming the Phnom Penh Bureau Chief for the French news agency, Agence France-Presse, in 1995.

Lee was transferred to Washington in 1999 and covered the State Department for AFP until 2005. From 2005 to 2007, he was AFP’s Deputy Bureau Chief for East Africa and the Indian Ocean based in Nairobi, Kenya. After 12 years with AFP, Lee joined the AP and returned to Washington and the State Department beat in 2007.

In Cambodia, he covered the death of Pol Pot, the ultimate collapse of the Khmer Rouge and was shot and wounded during the 1997 coup. Elsewhere, he covered final days of Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s regime in Haiti and the rise of the al-Shabab Islamist movement in Somalia. He has traveled the world with every Secretary of State since Madeleine Albright and reported from more than 100 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and North Korea.

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    Booking fees for Matthew Lee, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Matthew Lee, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Matthew Lee?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Matthew Lee for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Matthew Lee for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Matthew Lee or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Matthew Lee or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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