She has a gene of a spartan and directorship of Martin Luthar King. A woman with authority in voice and influence in words, Euna Lee is a South Korean-born American journalist. Bombarding every page of the newspaper with the most efficacious stories, Euna stands like a detective, digging out every dirty secret of the corrupt world.
In fact, journalism is more of her passion than her career that craves her to move to the every forbidden border and threatening war zones. Well, let's find out her struggle and her battle to reach the peak of success.
Euna Lee: Behind the Bars
Euna Lee who has been working as the journalist since 2005 has been evolving as a better journalist with every passing day. Be it covering the most estranged places or reporting the fatal facts, the journalist has never had herself stepped back. Moreover, her fearless attitude always got her stuck in a difficult situation.
American journalist Euna Lee
Recently, Euna Lee along with her journalist friend Laura Ling got stuck in a similar situation finally finding themselves behind the bars. The journalists were supposedly working on a story on the China-North Korea border when they were detained by North Korean soldiers.
Video: Journalist 'Euna Lee' after the release from North Korea
The pair were put on trial after they allegedly refused to stop filming and were finally sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea for illegal entry and hostile acts.
The North Korean decision regarding the issue invited a lot of protests and controversies with people landing on streets asking the government to set the journalists free.
Public protest to set Euna and Laura free
Well on 4 August 2009, former president Bill Clinton visited North Korea finally freeing them from the sentence.
American Journalists Euna Lee and Laura King breaks down after getting back from North Korea
Euna Lee with her husband, Michael Saldate, and 4-year-old daughter, Hana, upon her return from North Korea in August
Video: Euna Lee and Laura Ling arrive home with president Bill Clinton
Euna Lee Net Worth and Awards
Talent and hard work have always been said to pay you enough in terms of money. Moreover, if you are talented and fearless enough to be the face of journalism, you are going to be paid a lot more. Euna Lee as a talented personality falls in the same league of earners who adds dollars to their account every passing day.
Euna Lee hosting a show
Over the past few years, Euna has considerably added a lot to her account with her increased demand as for her influencing words and gutsy stories. Besides, her recent fascination towards hosting has also been another source that has been helping her add dollars to her net worth.
We always believe hard work pays off one day or the other and that's no different for Euna as she was awarded McGill Medal for Journalistic Courage along with Laura Ling by The University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication for the courage they displayed.
They were awarded the honor for not revealing their sources while they were caught by the North Korean soldiers while they were searching for human sex trafficking of North Korean Women in China. They were sentenced to 12 years but eventually were freed by former President Bill Clinton after a lot of protest by the American citizens.
They were also presented with an accolade by Catherine Zeta-Jones in the Glamours Women Award Ceremony.
Laura Ling and Euna Lee received an accolade in Glamour Women Award
Though Euna is considered to be one of the highly paid journalists with the estimated annual salary being no less than a million dollars, her exact net worth has not been revealed so far. We wish all the very best to this brave woman.