CBS News Lee Cowan Wife (Updated 2024), Kids, Family, Net Worth

CBS News Lee Cowan Wife (Updated 2024), Kids, Family, Net Worth
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Lee Cowan is an Emmy award-winning journalist currently working for CBS News as its national correspondent and substitute anchor for “CBC Sunday Morning.”

Cowan has been active in his career for more than 30 years. He has spent more than 2 decades of his career at CBS News interviewing a variety of news and entertainment personalities and covering issues ranging from childhood hunger, the water crisis in the Navajo Nation, and the nation’s public defender system.

Short Bio And Wiki

The veteran journalist Lee Cowan was born in the year 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S. His birthday is on May 1 and is currently at the age of 58.

Talking about his parents, his father’s name is Constance W. Cowan and his mother’s name is Constance W. Cowan. His father was a surgical and radiation oncologist.

Cowan attended the University of Washington where he earned a double major in communications and speech in 1988.

Cowan currently works at CBS News. Before that, he worked at NBC News and was a frequent correspondent for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

Who Is Lee Cowan’s Wife?

Lee Cowan’s wife is Molly Palmer Cowan. Molly is a television producer best known for working as an associate producer for NBC's "Today."

Molly is the daughter of late American news correspondent John Spencer Palmer and his wife Nancy Doyle Palmer.

Her father is best known for working at NBC News as White House correspondent for NBC News and news anchor for Today.

Lee Cowan With Molly Palmer Cowan

Likewise, her mother was a Washington-based freelance writer. Her parents met each other in 1979 while working together at NBC in Washington.

Like her parents, she met the love of her life while working at NBC in 2009.

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Despite the huge age difference of 17 years, the duo felt a strong connection between them and eventually began dating. Since then, their love has grown stronger and blissful.

Cowan proposed to Molly for marriage in July 2011 on a beach in Kauai, Hawaii.

A year later, they got married in the presence of their close friends and family on 14 April 2012 at St. Alban’s Parish in Washinton.

They held their wedding reception at the Chevy Chase Club in Maryland. The duo celebrated their big day at the same venue where Molly’s parents got married 30 years ago.

This was the second marriage for the CBS News correspondent. He was previously married to his mysterious ex-wife with whom he got divorced in 1999.

The name of his former spouse and the reason for their divorce remain a mystery to this day.

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Family Life And Children

Cowan and his wife have been married for 12 years, as of 2023. Four years after tying the knot, Molly welcomed their first child.  She gave birth to their son Kevin Spencer Cowan on 23 December 2016.

Three years later, she got pregnant with their second baby. They were blessed with another son, Harrison Leland Cowan, on 9 March 2019.

Cowan and Molly prefer to keep their kids away from the limelight.

Although the correspondent initially shared the news of the arrival of their sons and even exhibited his joy of fatherhood on Father’s Day previously on social media, he has now opted for privacy in his family life.

Cowan has shrouded his family life with secrecy and is not active on any social networking sites. As of January 2024, he last posted on Instagram on August 1, 2023.

Back in July 2022, he expressed his gratitude for all the well wishes and support after his dad’s demise. His father passed away in June 2022. He shared an old picture with his dad on Instagram and captioned,

“My family and I are so grateful for all of the well wishes and support after losing my Dad last week. @cbssundaymorning viewers you are the best. Thank you!”

Apart from this, Cowan hasn’t gushed much about his family. Both Cowan and his wife have opted to keep their kids out of the limelight.

The family of four currently lives in Santa Monica.

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What Is Lee Cowan’s Net Worth?

Lee Cowan has been appearing on all CBC News broadcasts and platforms for more than 2 decades.

Over the years, Cowan has assembled huge fame and fortune as the substitute anchor for “CBC Sunday Morning” and national correspondent for CBS News.

There is no doubt that Cowan has been receiving an amazing salary from the network. However, the exact value of his salary and net worth hasn’t been revealed yet.

But on the basis of the success that Cowan has achieved as a journalist, his net worth in 2024 is speculated to be in the range of $2 million to $5 million.

Cowan started his journalism career serving as an anchor and reporter in local news.

He has worked for WLWT-TV in Cincinnati, WWMT-TV in Kalamazoo, Mich, KCOY-TV in Santa Maria, Calif, and KIEM-TV Eureka, Calif.

He has also worked for NBC News and MSNBC.

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