Patrick Lee Managing Editor, Digital

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Patrick Lee is the Managing Editor, Digital, for KPCC and Southern California Public Radio. He oversees KPCC’s website,, and its mobile and social media presence.

Before joining KPCC, Lee was a regional editor of Patch, AOL’s hyperlocal community news initiative. He launched and managed more than a dozen Patch news websites in the San Gabriel Valley and Northeast Los Angeles. In 2012, the sites won first place in the online news category of the Los Angeles Press Club’s Journalism Awards for their coverage of the devastating windstorms the year before.

Earlier, Lee helped launch and edit SCI FI Wire, the popular daily entertainment news and information website of the Syfy Channel.

Lee has also worked as an award-winning editor and reporter for daily newspapers, including the Los Angeles Times, the Los Angeles Daily News and the Milwaukee Journal.

Stories by Patrick Lee

'Veronica Mars' movie to shoot scenes at KPCC

Why is the former teen detective bringing her new movie to KPCC's Pasadena studios? The clues are here.

Sequester: Obama mixes up Star Wars, Star Trek. Nerds rage. Meme born

President Obama's overlapping science fiction references at a pre-sequester presser prompted a quick social media reaction to the flub and an inspired response from the White House.

McRib challenge: LA's best BBQ vs. McDonald's pork plank (poll)

The elusive, exclusive McRib McReturns to McDonald's on Dec. 17. Let's review what we know, look at options, cover the basics, take a poll, and looks at photos.

POLL: Occupy 1-year anniversary: Did it make a difference?

The Occupy Wall Street movement began one year ago on Sept. 17, 2011 when protesters set up camp in New York City's Zuccotti Park, in the financial district.

Photo slideshow: All 48 California 2012 Olympic gold medalists

Check out our gallery of every single Californian who won a gold medal at the London Olympics this month.