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: 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.

In SoCal business news: Calif. unemployment fell to 8.1 percent in January

KPCC compiles a list of interesting business stories in the region

Los Angeles Times publisher to take on new role

Eddy Hartenstein, who has been publisher at the L.A. Times since 2008, will move into a new role as non-executive chairman of Tribune Publishing.

Disney Interactive lays off 700 employees

Disney Interactive said it is restructuring its business to focus on "a streamlined suite of high quality digital products."

Google Capital invests in Irvine-based Auction.com

Google Capital invests $50 million in Irvine-based Auction.com, a company that describes itself as eBay for real estate. Auction.com has about 900 employees.

In SoCal biz news: Northrop Grumman jobs at risk, competition for PIMCO

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

Why RadioShack is closing stores and struggling

RadioShack said it would close up to 1,100 underperforming stores nationwide. The retailer hasn't named the locations of those stores.

Carl Kasell retiring from 'Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me!'

Kasell, a popular judge and scorekeeper of "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me," is retiring after more than a decade on the show.

In SoCal business news: RadioShack to close stores

Every weekday, KPCC's The Breakdown provides a list of interesting business stories in the region.

Report: Winning 'Best Picture' Oscar causes boost in sales

The best picture film at the Academy Awards will take in $13.8 million more in sales than fellow nominees, according to research firm IBISWorld.

In SoCal biz news: Layoffs at Cox Communications

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

California could lose status as entertainment industry leader, economist warns

KPCC's Larry Mantle moderated an event that discussed the thousands of production jobs leaving the state. The event was sponsored by the Milken Institute.

Report: California's film and TV jobs at critical risk

California lost more than 16,000 production jobs from 2004 to 2012, according to the Milken Institute. New York gained about 11,000 jobs during that time.

In SoCal biz news: Sony Electronics cutting San Diego jobs; a cat cafe in LA?

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