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
- March 21, 2011 at 2:05 PM EST
President Obama speaks in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil about the common economic goals of Brazil and the United States, and about our goal to protect the human rights of the people of Libya.
- March 19, 2011 at 5:00 AM EST
As the President maintains his focus on international crises in Japan and Libya, he discusses his trip to Latin America to open up markets for US products.
- March 18, 2011 at 3:58 PM EST
President Obama updates the American people on the situation in Libya.
- March 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM EST
Having just returned from the Japanese Embassy where he wrote a message in a condolence book for victims, the President speaks at the White House on the tragic events in Japan.
- March 17, 2011 at 12:58 PM EST
The President meets with the new Taoiseach, Prime Minister Kenny, to discuss issues of import in the ongoing crucial relationship between America and Ireland.
- March 16, 2011 at 11:20 AM EST
As he does every year, the President fills out his brackets predicting the winners of the men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments, and also calls for Americans to stand with our friends in Japan.
- March 15, 2011 at 4:28 PM EST
Press Secretary Jay Carney gives an update on the response to the situation in Japan at the outset of his press briefing.
- March 14, 2011 at 11:42 AM EST
The President lays out his principles for fixing No Child Left Behind and reforming our education system.
- March 12, 2011 at 5:30 AM EST
The President pays homage to former First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, commends the great strides that have been made to create a more equal American society, and reaffirms his resolve to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.
The President's Press Conference: The Causes, Government Response, and Long-Term Solutions to Rising Gas PricesMarch 11, 2011 at 3:17 PM EST
The President takes questions on a wide range of issues, but uses his opening remarks to offer condolences to Japan and discuss rising gas prices here at home.