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Adrian Lee is an editor for The Globe and Mail's Opinion section, and the host of City Space, The Globe's podcast about the future of cities.

Previously, he was the Opinion editor at Maclean's and, before that, a digital editor for the magazine. His work has also appeared in The Canadian Press, CBC Radio and Television, and Agence France-Presse, among others. From 2016 to 2019, he was a juror for the Polaris Music Prize. As a fox rather than a hedgehog, according to the framework set out by Isaiah Berlin, Adrian writes on a wide array of subjects, from politics, technology and music, to television, sports and historical arcana.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Journalism (Honours), combined with Contemporary Studies, University of King's College

Honours & Awards

Journalism Fellow, 2023 Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics

Winner, Best Podcast category, 2016 Digital Publishing Awards, for "The Thrill," Maclean's pop-culture podcast

Finalist, 2016 Digital Publishing Awards, Best Online-Only Short Feature category, for "Justin Bieber's redemption song takes an acoustic turn" published by Maclean's

Professional affliations

Shared Bylines, a journalism scholarship and mentorship program for Black Canadians, Indigenous peoples and other people of colour

Languages spoken

English, Cantonese


Adrian Lee abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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