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

21st Century Fox lowers fiscal year earnings guidance

The company lowered its earnings outlook, citing weaker-than-expected performance of its film division and declining audiences for "The X Factor" and "American Idol."

Owners of former SoCal real estate investment firm arrested

Two owners in a Southern California real estate investment firm were arrested on Wednesday. Both were apparently involved in a Ponzi scheme.

Disney's net income rises 33 percent in its first quarter

Disney saw revenue increases in all of its divisions. Earnings were boosted by the success of movies "Frozen" and "Thor: The Dark World."

Sony Pictures launches new TV network, getTV

Sony Pictures Television Networks on Monday launched a new TV network focused on airing Hollywood movies from the 1930's to 60's.

Report: Freeze cost California citrus about $441M

The damage was confined to the state's Central Valley, where mandarin, navel and lemon crops were lost during seven nights of freezing temperatures in early December, California Citrus Mutual reports.

Forest Lawn markets funeral services at malls

Forest Lawn, a Glendale cemetery, is reaching out to new customers by marketing its funeral services at Southern California malls.

KCETLink gets $1 million grant for SoCal Connected

SoCal Connected just got a new round of money to fund a sixth season.

OC Register slams LA Times column on 'dead peasant' insurance

Register publisher Aaron Kushner fired back against an Times business column that called the OC paper's plan to take out life insurance on its employees a "supremely ghoulish financial strategy."

LA metro area home prices rose 22 percent in November

Home prices in the L.A. metro area continued to climb in November, posting a 21.6 percent gain year-over-year, according to S&P/Case-Shiller Home Prices Indices.

Southwest to launch international flights

Southwest Airlines will launch international flights to Aruba, Bahamas and Jamaica.

In business news: Super Bowl ads; few female CEOS in last year's IPOs, Airbnb's growth

Movie theater owners call for shorter trailers. The National Association of Theatre Owners issued guidelines that seek to limit the length of movie trailers to two minutes, according to the Los Angeles Times.

OC Register publisher to add smaller publications

Freedom Communications will manage Easy Reader Inc., which produces Easy Reader newsweekly, as well as its sister publications Beach, Peninsula People and Drop Zone.

Netflix Inc. weighs in on net neutrality

Netflix on Wednesday weighed in on a recent court ruling that opens the way for internet service providers to possibly demand fees from the Los Gatos-based company for streaming content to customers.

Is sponsored content the secret to making money for the news business?

News organizations from Orange County Register to The New York Times are gaining ad revenue through sponsored content.

OC Register says more than 30 employees are leaving the paper

The Orange County Register said about three dozen employees, including its executive editor, are leaving the paper.