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
- November 25, 2010 at 6:00 AM EST
The President expresses gratitude to America’s military men and women and their families, and discusses the steps his administration is taking to help create jobs so that next Thanksgiving, Americans can give thanks for a stronger economy.
- November 23, 2010 at 4:31 PM EST
The Vice President and the President visit Kokomo, Indiana to see a town that exemplifies to comeback story of the American auto industry.
- November 22, 2010 at 1:22 PM EST
Press Secretary Robert Gibbs takes questions from Twitter on Don't Ask Don't Tell and the New START Treaty as part of our ongoing "First Question" series.
- November 20, 2010 at 6:53 PM EST
At the NATO Summit in Portugal, the chief concern was the future of Afghanistan, and the role of America and our allies in that future. At the press conference afterwards, the President explained the consensus.
- November 20, 2010 at 6:00 AM EST
The President says ratifying the New START, a pivotal treaty with Russia on nuclear weapons, must happen this year and says it is time for the Senate to act.
- November 19, 2010 at 3:27 PM EST
The President arrives in Lisbon, Portugal and joins many of our Eurpoean allies, prepared to spend the coming days focused on several issues of tremendous mutual importance, including the war in Afghanistan. See the photos and read his remarks.
- November 19, 2010 at 8:00 AM EST
In the fourth edition of White House White Board, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, discusses the President’s tough decisions on the American auto industry in light of the General Motors IPO.
- November 18, 2010 at 5:22 PM EST
The President discusses General Motors' relaunch as a public company, allowing the government to take huge steps towards giving up its stake and getting the taxpayers' money back.
- November 18, 2010 at 12:43 PM EST
The President speaks at a meeting hosted by the Vice President to discuss the New START treaty and why it is in our clear national security interest that the Senate approve it this year.
President Obama Presents the Medal of Honor to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta: "We’re All in Your Debt"November 16, 2010 at 4:55 PM EST
The President presents the Medal of Honor for conspicuous gallantry to Staff Sergeant Salvatore Giunta, U.S. Army -- the first living servicemember from the Iraq or Afghanistan wars to receive it.