Lee Romney

Lee Romney has been on contract to EdSource since October 2017. After receiving her masters degree from the UC Berkeley School of Journalism in 1992, she spent 23 years as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times, covering the U.S.-Mexico border, immigration, county politics, law enforcement, and Los Angeles County’s minority small business community. She became a roving state reporter in 2001 and two years later joined the paper’s San Francisco bureau. In addition to covering a large geographic beat that stretched to the Oregon border, Lee produced enterprise and investigative pieces on mental health care and criminal justice. After the LA Times, Lee worked for a year on contract to Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting before attending the Transom Story Workshop for audio storytellers. She currently covers education for KALW Radio’s news report, Crosscurrents, while also reporting for EdSource.

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