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June-Young Lee to Join University Asia Campus Communication Team

A huge congratulations to June-Young Lee, who has accepted our offer to join the University of Utah Asia Campus Communication Department as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer). We’re very excited for June-Young’s appointment and for all of the experience and industry connections he brings.

Many thanks to Kent Ono for chairing a successful search, which as you can imagine, comes with many nuances. We had a wonderful and strong pool of candidates thanks to the work of Kent and the rest of the committee, including Paul Rose and Sejin Kim. Many thanks to them for their hard work and coordination, and to Greg Hill and Randy McCrillis for their support.

June-Young will be a tremendous addition to our Journalism focus at UAC. He is a media specialist and communication lecturer with major broadcast journalism career. He began his journalism career as a city desk reporter with KNN in Busan, Korea, in 2011. He also produced and hosted an investigative reporting program, ‘Into the World,’ while covering illegal oil sales, mobile business touting, useless bike paths, etc.

After two years, June-Young moved to Channel A in Seoul, Korea, and worked as a city desk reporter. His investigations focused on government and business corruption. He joined the Dong-Ah Daily Newspaper & Channel A task force team for cabinet candidate verification and reported on the moral hazard of candidates. He also produced a series of reports on tax evasion linked to former presidents of Korea: Doo-Hwan Chun & Tae-Woo Roh, and leaders of conglomerates such as CJ and SK. As a business desk reporter, June-Young had written about safety issues of airlines in Korea – Asiana Airlines ignoring safety warnings & Korean Air’s ‘nut rage’ scandal.  June-Young also worked for YTN as a reporter and producer for two years. He operated the control room and directed staff for a daily news show titled NEWSTONG as the leading producer. Since 2021, he has worked for The University of Utah Asia Campus as a PR specialist and a course instructor at the Department of Communication. He lectures COMM 1130 Media Writing course, drives strategic media plans, and manages online, broadcast, and print media advertisements.

“I am ecstatic that June-Young is going to be joining us at UAC,” Dr. Ono said. “His superb professional skill, combined with a genuine care for education, will be a tremendous asset for communication and UAC.”

Last Updated: 7/5/23