Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee | jessica@snopes.com | @byjlee on Twitter | Lee joined Snopes in April 2020. She's helped the newsroom fight the country's so-called "infodemic" of malicious disinformation by debunking harmful rumors around high-profile police shootings, COVID-19 vaccinations, political violence — and more. In addition to reporting, Lee leads a Snopes team to produce a biweekly political newsletter, helps manage the fact-checking service's social media accounts and coordinates projects that aim to help strengthen readers' media literacy skills. Meanwhile, she's an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Minnesota, mentoring tomorrow's generation of journalists. Before Snopes and the university, Lee worked in newsrooms across the U.S. — beginning with an internship at The Bismarck Tribune, her hometown newspaper in North Dakota, and including an editorship at The Seattle Times.