Not the boxer... or politician... or rodeo cowboy.

A Message from Mike

You know, it’s funny. Mike Lee is a pretty common name. Hell, there were two Mike Lee’s on my high school ice hockey team alone…. On, I’m the 19th Mike Lee listed. In fact, I toyed with the idea of taking up the stage name as they have it: “Mike Lee (XIX).” Mike Lee Xicks…. Yeah, maybe not….

When I was growing up, Mike Lee was a foreign correspondent for ABC News. Today, he’s a boxer, a Tea Party Senator from Utah, a bull rider, and much more. Me? I’m just one of another riding through life under the same moniker. But, I’ve done a few things so far that are highlighted on this site. I hope my contributions to the name are worthy.

Thank you for visiting And, if you’re here looking for some information on those other Mike Lee’s, my apologies to you. But, look around. I hope it’ll be a pleasant yet unexpected visit.


So, not more than 24 hours after I wrote this little quip above… I had to go through a battery of questions about my own life to prove which ‘Mike Lee’ I was whilst undergoing a identity check for a new iPhone 4S account. No joke. I had half a mind to send them to this site. ‘See? I’m not only Mike Lee, I am, dammit….’

About Mike Lee

Mike Lee hates hats but seems to wear a few of them. Mike is an award-winning television host, actor, and model, as well as an award-winning producer, director, and published writer.

Mike’s broadcasting career began humbly in college as the color announcer for Dartmouth Men’s Ice Hockey and WDCR Radio. After pursuing a career in professional sports as business advisor to NHL superstar Mario Lemieux and a four-year stint as Vice President of Business Development and Properties for the Pittsburgh Penguins, he pursued an independent career both behind and in front of the camera.

Mike founded Studious One Digital Film Arts in 2003, creating award-winning marketing communications and television content and shows, including “Pittsburgh 365”, which ran for 41 half-hour episodes in the regional Pittsburgh cable market on Pittsburgh Cable News Channel. Under his direction, content produced by Studious One has also appeared nationwide on E! Entertainment Channel, the Style Network, Bravo!, Bloomberg, and PBS.

As talent, Mike has appeared in dozens of commercials, industrial videos, and print ads for companies such as Lubrizol, Phillips Healthcare, PNC Bank, and many more under the representation of The Talent Group.

He made his major motion picture debut, landing the role of “Tech” opposite Alfred Molina in the John Singleton-directed “Abduction” by Lionsgate Entertainment.
» See “Roles/Credits.”

Mike is also known for his work with WQED Multimedia, as a frequent contributing producer and reporter for “On Q Magazine,” “Horizons,” and “Pittsburgh 360.” He also hosted the award-winning children’s show “Science Mission 101” on PBS, for which he received an Emmy® Nomination in 2010. In 2008, Mike produced, wrote, and narrated a critically-acclaimed documentary on Dr. Randy Pausch, whose inspirational story went on to become an international sensation. Shortly thereafter, Mike was selected as one of 12 producers selected nationwide as part of WETA News Producers Academy in Washington, D.C.

  • 2009, 2010 Emmy® Award Nominee
  • 2010 Pennsylvania Association of Broadcasters, Award for Excellence
  • 2008-2012 Telly Award Winner
  • 2008 WETA News Producers Academy Selection
  • 2005 Awarded City of Pittsburgh Proclamation, sponsored by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl

  • Yale School of Management (New Haven, CT) – M.B.A.
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Amherst, MA) – M.S., Sport Management
  • Dartmouth College (Hanover, NH) – B.A., Philosophy

Media Portfolio

Golf Travels with Mike Lee
"Abduction" (Lionsgate, 2011)
Print Portfolio
Print Portfolio
Tompkins Trust Co.
Print Portfolio
PNC Home Equity Partners
Spokesperson for Lubrizol
Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards Presentation 2010



  • “Abduction” (Lionsgate, 2011), “Tech”


  • “Science Mission 101″ (WQED, 2009), “Host”
  • “On Q Magazine” (WQED, 2006-2010), “Self”
  • “Pittsburgh 360″ (WQED, 2010-present), “Self”
  • “4802″ (WQED, 2010), “Self”
  • “Horizons” (WQED, 2010-present), “Self”
  • “Pittsburgh InSite” (WQED, 2008), “Host”
  • “Pittsburgh 365″ (PCNC, 2005-2006), “Host”


  • Lubrizol,
  • Phillips Healthcare
  • Tompkins Trust Company, The Bank of Castile, Mahopec National Bank
  • Rivers Casino
  • Seneca Niagara Casino
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Welch Allyn
  • American Express
  • Xerox
  • Art Institutes
  • PNC Financial Corp.
  • Mellon Bank
  • Key Bank
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • EDMC/Brown-Mackie Schools
  • Kodak/Access Data
  • Adelphia Cable
  • Select International
  • Development Dimensions International
  • Jefferson Regional Health System
  • Ohio Valley Health System
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods


  • Rivers Casino
  • Seneca Niagara Casino
  • UPMC Center for Sports Medicine
  • Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Lords
  • Transitions Lenses
  • Eaton Corp.
  • Nordson Corp.
  • Art Institutes
  • EDMC/Brown-Mackie Schools
  • Mine Safety Appliances
  • Jefferson Regional Health System
  • Ohio Valley Health System
  • Meyer Jabara Hotels

Contact Information

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