“Lee begins the new post at the end of August, becoming one of three black journalists currently leading the sports departments at major daily newspapers,” according to an NABJ release. The others are Lisa Bell Wilson of the Buffalo News and Larry Graham of U-T San Diego.
” . . . In his new role, Lee will lead coverage of four professional teams in South Florida, including the reigning NBA champions the Miami Heat. He will also lead coverage of the state’s college programs, more than 300 high schools and the paper’s digital efforts in sports.
Leading a journalist of color association has not always been a career-booster, in part because of the time required to fulfill duties at the association. In some cases, the job was not even protection from a layoff. However, Lee enjoyed the support of the Globe.