Before taking a position as White House Director of Progressive Media and Online Response in 2011, Lee worked as Online Programs Director in the White House and in the New Media department for the Presidential Transition team doing online outreach. Prior to that he worked in online communications for the Democratic National Committee leading up to the 2008 election, served as Senior New Media Advisor to Speaker Nancy Pelosi for the 110th Congress, and helped the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee launch its online program from 2004-2006. Lee graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut in 2002.
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Jesse Lee's Posts
- January 14, 2011 at 5:23 PM EST
The President joins countless others in honoring legend of American diplomacy Richard Holbrooke.
- January 14, 2011 at 2:39 PM EST
Less than a month after President Obama signed the tax cut compromise, millions of American workers are already seeing the impact show up in their paychecks from the payroll tax cut – here are some numbers to help you understand what that means.
- January 14, 2011 at 1:39 PM EST
The President meets with President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan today at the White House, focusing on shared efforts to fight terrorism and promote stability in Afghanistan and throughout the region.
- January 13, 2011 at 11:00 AM EST
Watch President Obama's full speech at the memorial event in Tucson, Arizona, and read an account of Rep. Giffords opening her eyes for the first time from her friends who were there.
- January 12, 2011 at 1:44 PM EST
The President meets with Prime Minister Hariri of Lebanon amidst efforts by the Hizballah-led coalition to collapse the Lebanese government.
- January 11, 2011 at 4:31 PM EST
The President urges continued support from the international community and continued strength from the Haitian people.
- January 11, 2011 at 3:03 PM EST
As part of his trip to Afghanistan to assess progress, Vice President Biden speaks at a joint press conference with President Karzai.
- January 10, 2011 at 3:17 PM EST
Following a long-scheduled bilateral meeting with President Nicolas Sarkozy of France, President Obama spoke again on the tragedy in Arizona.
- January 10, 2011 at 1:02 PM EST
President Obama, the First Lady and White House staff joined many across the country in observing a moment of silence to honor the innocent victims of the senseless tragedy in Tucson, Arizona, including those still fighting for their lives. Watch the video.
The President Speaks on the Shootings in Tucson: "We Are Going to Get to the Bottom of This, and We’re Going to Get Through This"January 8, 2011 at 5:58 PM EST
The President denounces the attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Tucson, Arizona, and expresses his hopes and prayers for all of the victims and their families.