Lee Cowan CBS News, Bio, Age, Height, Family, Wife, Children, Salary and Net Worth

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Lee Cowan Biography

Lee Cowan is an American Emmy award-winning journalist who currently serves as the CBS News National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News based in Los Angeles and a substitute anchor for CBS Sunday Morning. He also serves as an Account Executive at CBS Radio since February 2010.

Cowan has been with CBS News for almost 30 years. Prior to CBS News, he served as a correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams as well as a reporter for CBS News in the CBS NEWSPATH division.

Lee Cowan Age

Cowan is 57 years old as of the year 2022, he was born Leland P. Cowan on 1 May 1965, in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. Her birthday is on June 2nd every year. He is an American by nationality and he belongs to the white ethnicity.

Lee Cowan Height

Cowan stands at a moderate height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m).

Lee Cowan Education

After his elementary and high school education, Cowan attended the University of Washington and graduated in 1988 with a Bachelor’s degree with a double major in communications and speech communications.

Lee Cowan Family

Cowan was born and raised by his parents Constance W. Cowan (mother) and his father, was Leland B. Cowan, a retired surgical and radiation oncologist in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States of America. Unfortunately, his father died on June 23, 2022, at the age of  94 years while his mother died in 2020. However, details regarding his siblings are not known to the public. This section will be updated as soon as the information is available.

Lee Cowan Wife

Cowan is married to Molly Spencer Palmer, who is a television associate producer for NBC’s “Today.” The couple married on April 14, 2012, at St. Alban’s Parish in Washington D.C and had their reception at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland, the same venues her parents chose for themselves 30 years earlier. Lee and Palmer had a spectacular wedding attended by a few guests and family members. The wedding was officiated by Rev. Margot D. Critchfield, who is an Episcopal priest. Together the duo shares two adorable children. Cowan and his family reside in Santa Monica, United States.

Molly is the daughter of television news correspondent John Palmer and writer Nancy Doyle Palmer. John Palmer was a White House correspondent for NBC News and a news anchor for “Today,” and also the reason for Lee getting into the news business.

In fact, it was Lee’s maturity that impressed Molly the most. According to Molly, Lee had secretly flown to Washington, D.C. to seek the permission of her parents even before he proposed to Molly for marriage. Lee later proposed to Molly in July 2011 on a beach in Kauai, Hawaii and she said yes.

Despite the age gap of 17 years, the husband and wife looked made for each other. And of course, their destination wedding was lit.

Lee Cowan Ex-Wife

However, Cowan was previously married and details regarding his first marriage are not in the public domain. The duo divorced in 1999. Lee has never revealed the name of his former spouse or the reason for his divorce.

After living for about a decade as a single man, finally, in 2009, there was some light of hope for Lee when he met Molly Palmer. Lee and Molly were both working for NBC at that time and had even worked on some stories, but it was the case of the missing boy who is infamously known as the “Balloon Boy” that blossomed their love. The two began dating shortly and despite the age gap of 17 years, the couple’s love never diminished.

Lee Cowan Children

Cowan together with his wife are blessed with two children; Kevin Spencer Cowan, (born on December 23, 2016), and Harrison Leland Cowan, (born on March 9, 2019).

Lee Cowan Salary

Cowan earns an average annual salary of $77,871, but the range typically falls between $43k – $185k. This is according to CBS News National Correspondent salaries in Los Angeles, CA. However, their salaries vary mainly according to the level of seniority of the journalist in question. We will keep tabs and update her exact salary once it is available.

Lee Cowan Net Worth

Cowan’s net worth is estimated to be in the range of $2 Million – $5 Million as of 2022. He has accumulated his fortunes through his primary source of income as a broadcast journalist and in the other businesses he has invested in.

Lee Cowan CBS News

Cowan currently serves as the CBS News National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News based in Los Angeles and a substitute anchor for CBS Sunday Morning. He also serves as an Account Executive at CBS Radio since February 2010.

For CBS he has covered the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks; the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina; the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the 2006 conflict in Beirut  and the 2006 tsunami in Indonesia.

Cowan has interviewed different news and TV personalities, for example, First Lady Michelle Obama, pop star Bruno Mars, comedienne Carol Burnett, and tennis legend Billie Jean King. He has expounded on different subjects, including the nation’s public defender system, the Navajo country’s water crisis, and childhood hunger.

As a national correspondent from NBC News where he was reporting for the “NBC Nightly News,” “Today” and MSNBC, Cowan was assigned to cover the campaign and election of President Barack Obama; the tsunami in Japan in 2011, the crisis in Libya, and the royal wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton.

His reporting career began at the Cincinnati-based NBC offshoot WLWT. Before that, he was an anchor and reporter at WWMT-TV, in Kalamazoo, Michigan, and a weekend anchor for KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, Calif. Before joining KCOY-TV, Cowan held positions as news director and anchor at NBC affiliate KIEM-TV Eureka, Calif.

Lee Cowan Illness

Cowan’s sickness has been accounted for as ALS-Amyotrophic sidelong sclerosis, a sort of Nervous System Disease. He found that he was experiencing the sickness in 2018. Amyotrophic sidelong sclerosis is for the most part alluded to as Lou Gehrig’s illness, named after a basketball player Lou Gehrig who sustained a similar illness.

However, the presenter has been very compassionate towards others who suffer from nervous system disease, and he has been working hard to keep up his health.

Lee Cowan Body Measurements and Facts

  • Full Names: Leland P. Cowan
  • Career / Profession: Journalist
  • Nationality: American
  • Ethnicity: White
  • Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Age: 57 years old as of the year 2022
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • Date of Birth: 1 May 1965
  • Place of Birth: Salt Lake City, Utah
  • Birthday: May 1st
  • Body Measurements: Under Review
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
  • Weight: Under Review
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Wife/Spouse: Molly Spencer Palmer
  • Children: Two
  • Net Worth: Estimated to be in the range of $2 Million – $5 Million as of 2022
  • Salary: Average annual salary of $77,871

Lee Cowan House

Cowan resides in Santa Monica, CA United States of America. Cowan and her wife bought a Mediterranean-style villa in Venice for $2,325,50. The three-story house, built in 2001, features an open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen that connect to a back deck for indoor/outdoor dining and entertaining.

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