Hlee Lee-Kron

journalist / media producer / organizer / teaching artist

journalist / media producer / organizer / teaching artist


Hlee Lee-Kron is a community based, globally minded storyteller in the Twin Cities. She is a photographer, communications professional, program manager, and organizational guru. 

She began her career as a young journalist working on a program for youth of color by youth of color. Through this experience, she was not only introduced to the production world, but also the world of diverse storytelling and organizing; understanding that everyone has their own story and their own journey, and those who not from the dominant culture rarely get their stories told by the mainstream media.

15 years later, she continues to follow her passion for diverse storytelling, working as a producer and independent contractor.  ,She has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of St. Thomas and extensive experience working in diverse communities.


  • journalist

  • radio commentator

  • documentary filmmaker

  • graphic designer

  • pro level multi-media software skills

  • administrative organizer

  • teaching artist


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Artist Statement

Hlee Lee is a digital-based journalist working with communities that lack fair representation within the mainstream media. She is a respected contributor to established news media outlets in the Twin Cities that include Minnesota Public Radio, Twin Cities Public Television, The UpTake, and more. The trust she has built between both makes her a valuable resource for ensuring that stories that need to be told get told. Hlee Lee-Kron is an award-winning media and communications professional, photographer, program manager, and organizational guru with a passion for telling community-based stories. She is a process-minded person, seeing the big picture, visualizing the path and building the steps to make it happen.