Lee Thomas (WJBK FOX 2) Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Salary and Net Worth
September 21, 2020
Lee Thomas Biography
This is what you need to know about Lee Thomas, an American anchor and an Emmy award-winning entertainment reporter for WJBK Fox 2 News in Southfield, Michigan. Thomas is also a host, movie critic, and a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA), African American Film Critic Association, National Association of Black Journalist, National Speaker Association (NSA), and The Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artist (SAG-AFTRA). Lee is the Co-founder of the Vstrong Vitiligo Support Community and the international spokesperson for The Vitiligo Society Of London. Before joining WJBK Fox 2, Thomas was an entertainment and feature reporter for WABC in New York. At WABC, he covered the Oscars, did a live interview with astronauts on the space station, and spent three weeks in Los Angeles during the riots of 1991. Thomas has covered the entertainment news for over 2 decades.
Lee Thomas Age
Lee Thomas was born on September 15, 1967, in Gary, Indiana, in the United States. He is 53 years old as of 2020.
Lee Thomas Height
Lee Thomas Family
The Indiana native, Thomas has credited his family for their support in his education and career and mostly in his condition (vitiligo). Although he is yet to reveal their identity, its evident that he has a supporting family.
Lee Thomas Wife
Thomas is a married man to his mysterious wife and his long term girlfriend. In an interview, he revealed that he has a daughter whose name and age is also not known. More information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Lee Thomas Salary
Thomas receives an annual average salary of $61,518. This is according to the annual average salary of a news anchor at WJBK Fox 2.
Lee Thomas Net Worth
Thomas has a net worth of $500K U.S dollars. His career as an anchor, motivational speaker, author, and movie critic is the primary source of his income.
Lee Thomas Education
Thomas is a proud graduate of George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia where he earned his Bachelor of Arts in Communication.
Lee Thomas Career
As a motivational speaker, Thomas travels the world sharing his story about his disease. As a broadcaster, he began his career working for “Channel One” News in New York City. Here he covered the Oscars and the MTV Movie Awards. Soon after, he spent some time working for “Louisville Tonight Live.” Thomas was then hired by WABC 7 where he worked as the entertainment and feature reporter. After his time in New York City, he moved to Detroit to work at WJBK Fox 2 Detroit as a weekend anchor.
Lee Thomas Book – Turning White
His book “Turning White” was taken from his personal journals and experiences from his disease. Lee had various television appearances to discuss his book, Turning White. He appeared on The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos, Larry King Live, and 20/20.
Lee Thomas Honors and awards
Four Emmy Awards as an anchor and producer.
Lee Thomas Vitiligo – Repigmentation
Thomas was diagnosed with Vitiligo, a skin disorder when he was 25 years. He noticed the change in his skin while having his haircut by a barber in Kentucky. Concerned, he went to his mother, who assured him it was just stress. Thomas sought medical attention as the white spots became increasingly frequent, appearing on the bridge of his nose and on the corners of his mouth. It was a huge blow to him and he even considered quitting his journalism career but decided he was not going to give up on his career. Thomas turned to heavy makeup to cover up his skin problem and keep the condition hidden from his audience. The condition widely spread to his hands leaving them white and soon everybody knew about his disease and he decided to embrace the condition and his appearance. Thomas recalls when he visited a doctor, “The doctor kept talking but I didn’t really hear much of anything else because I was in my head thinking my career was over,” Thomas, 50, told the Daily Mail of receiving the diagnosis. “I was already thinking of what else I could do with my communications degree.” He admitted that he hid his condition from his colleagues for 5 years before it started spreading. Thomas has used his platform as a way of helping and inspiring others with the same condition. He realized his platform gives him a chance to advocate for others suffering from vitiligo. He started the foundation Clarity LTF to provide “mental and emotional support for people with vitiligo.” He is now, as an international spokesperson for the disease, Thomas hopes to one day create an environment where the condition is normalized to the point he can give up the makeup routine altogether.