Lee Hood is an Associate Professor at Loyola University Chicago. As a research team member, Dr. Hood interviewed families with young children, as well as gay and lesbian families, and contributed expertise in the interpretation of electronic news. She served as a co-author on Media, Home, and Family and presented several academic papers based on research team research. An Emmy award-winning news producer in Denver (KUSA) before returning to higher education, Lee worked as a freelance producer and writer at KCNC in Denver and also has experience in radio and newspapers. She is currently conducting research on journalistic uses of social media and new technologies.