Trymaine Lee


Trymaine Lee is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who has worked at
publications in Philadelphia, Trenton, New Orleans and New York City.

He is a senior reporter at the Huffington Post covering national stories that impact the black community.

Before coming to the Huffington Post, he was a reporter for the New York Times, where he covered the Harlem beat for the newspaper’ s Metro Desk.

During his four years at the Times, he covered a number of beats, including general assignment, a stint in Albany covering the State Legislature and the Brooklyn beat.

Prior to joining the Times in late 2006, he was a staff writer at the Times-Picayune newspaper in New Orleans, where he was part of a team that won a 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Hurricane Katrina coverage. He also contributed reporting to the New York Times' 2009 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news coverage of the Eliot Spitzer scandal, and is a past recipient of the National Association of Black Journalists Emerging Journalist of the Year Award.

In 2011 he was awarded the New York Association of Black Journalists Griot Award for Overall Excellence, an award not given every year, and “is only considered for an outstanding body of work," according to NYABJ.

Mr. Lee began his career as a police and crime reporter at the Philadelphia Tribune and the Trentonian newspaper in Trenton, New Jersey. He grew up in Chesilhurst, New Jersey, and attended the Milton Hershey School in Hershey, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Camden County Community College with a degree in communications and Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, with a degree in journalism.