Medora Lee

Medora Lee - The Balance

Investing, Stock market, Economy
University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Former reporter and editor at financial news outlets including Reuters (in the U.S. and U.K.), and Knight-Ridder
  • Veteran journalist who started covering financial markets almost 30 years ago and has written about stocks, bonds, commodities, currencies, business news, monetary policy, software technologies, and more


Medora Lee started covering financial markets for Knight-Ridder Financial News almost 30 years ago and has worked for international financial news organizations including Reuters,, and Her background in markets relevant to readers of The Balance—stocks, bonds, currencies, and commodities—helps her translate complicated Wall Street topics into useful Main Street news.

Medora isn't shy about asking tough questions and has interviewed some of the biggest names in the industry, including former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and current Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen as well as top executives from Fortune 500 companies like Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft. Her stories have appeared in publications all over the world such as The India Times, The Nikkei, St. Louis Post Dispatch, and Chicago Tribune.

Medora lives in Chicago, Illinois, and was a reporter for The Balance between December 2020 and March 2022, focusing on the economy and investing news.


Medora has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri in Columbia, Missouri.