Wendy Lee Business & Economics Reporter

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Wendy Lee is a Business and Economics Reporter for Southern California Public Radio.

Before joining KPCC, Wendy was a business reporter for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis and The Tennessean in Nashville. Her work has been published in The Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal and the Houston Chronicle.

A California native, Lee graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in history. She likes to travel, cook, karaoke and is always ready for new adventures.


Stories by Wendy Lee

In SoCal business news: BYD could lose Long Beach Transit contract, American Apparel stock at risk of being delisted

Every weekday, KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Sony to lay off 216 employees in Culver City this summer

The studio revealed the number of layoffs in a filing with the California Employment Development Department.

In SoCal business news: KCET CEO to retire, Sony to lay off employees

Every weekday, KPCC compiles a rundown of interesting business stories in the Southern California region.

KCET's CEO Al Jerome to retire within six months

News of Jerome's departure comes on the heels of reports the station has suffered fundraising losses since its separation from PBS under Jerome's watch.

In SoCal biz news: Layoffs coming at Sony, Veronica Mars movie earns $2 million in opening weekend, so-called Bitcoin creater has hired an L.A. lawyer

Every weekday, KPCC's business staff compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Report: LA has one of nation's worst youth employment rates

A new Brookings Institution report says that teen employment in L.A. in 2012 was 16.7 percent, ranking 98 out of 100 metropolitan areas in the nation.

In SoCal business news: Not enough trains for Expo and Gold lines, 'leaked scene' from Veronica Mars movie

Every weekday, KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Innovate Pasadena aims to build tech, design ecosystem

A group called Innovate Pasadena will host a series of events called "Connect Weekend" starting Thursday.

Herbalife investigated by the FTC (Updated)

The company says it believes it is in compliance with all laws and regulations and plans to cooperate fully with the FTC.

In SoCal business news: FTC investigates Herbalife, Cerritos considers banning e-cigarettes

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region every weekday.

Report: Glendale has the highest car insurance in California

Glendale drivers pay 62 percent above the cost of annual premiums for basic liability car insurance in California, according to ValuePenguin.

In SoCal biz news: PIMCO trustee criticizes founder's salary, negotiations extended for Ports 'O Call

Every weekday, KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Los Angeles Register to launch April 16

Freedom Communications continues its expansion with the Los Angeles Register, a new daily newspaper serving Los Angeles County.

In SoCal business news: Dockworkers prepare for negotiations, Ackman's team helped organize Herbalife protests

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Safeway and Albertsons may need to sell stores to close deal

Analysts say the combined company may have stores in very close proximity to each another and regulatory agencies may ask for the company to sell some stores.