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Laurence is a correspondent for AJE based in London and has been a correspondent for Sky News, which includes working as a Russia correspondent.

Before joining, he worked at the BBC for ten years, beginning in local radio, where he did five years, and then moving on to regional television in Birmingham, where he worked for five more years as a presenter and reporter for Midlands Today.

Before that he studied Classics and French at Birmingham university.

Since at Sky, he lists his high points as reporting the sinking of the Kursk submarine from Murmansk in northern Russia and covering America’s reaction to the September 11 events from Washington.

He has also reported twice from the Middle East, including coverage of a spate of suicide bombings during which he gave an eyewitness account moments after a blast in a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem which killed 17.

In his spare time he is a keen golfer – having played for England boys and university teams – and a snowboarder. He has also run the London marathon.

Laurence Lee has joined Al-Jazeera English as a presenter based at its London Broadcast Centre. Lee was previously a correspondent at Sky News. He has covered the Israel-Lebanon conflict from northern Israel, the 2004 Presidential elections, the uprisings in Georgia and Ukraine and the aftermath…

Sky News has announced new US, Russia and Europe Correspondents. Michelle Clifford will replace Ian Woods as US Correspondent. Ian will return to the UK and become a Correspondent for The Sky Report. Alex Rossi will replace Laurence Lee as Russia Correspondent. Laurence as returned…

Sky News as announced changes to its line-up of senior correspondents as part of its drive to increase newsgathering resources. Sky’s long-standing Russian correspondent, Geoff Meade, is returning from Moscow and will be replaced by Laurence Lee, who has been promoted from reporter. Geoff will…