Katie Lee is an American author, food critic, and chef. She hosted the first season of Bravo TV’s Top Chef in 2006. Lee is the author of cookbooks like The Comfort Table and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions. She published her first novel Groundswell in June 2011.
Katie Lee is married to actor and producer Ryan Biegel. They do not have any children together.
Katie Lee was born to Kim Becker and Steve Lee on September 14, 1981, in Huntington, West Virginia, United States. Lee grew up in Milton, West Virginia. She attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she studied journalism and food science. Katie graduated in 2003. She was a member of the Kappa Alpha Theta, an international sorority established on January 27, 1970.
Katie Lee was married to American singer-songwriter Billy Joel for nearly five years. They married each other on October 2, 2004, in Oyster Bay, Long Island. Lee and Joel separated in June 2009. Nearly a decade later, Katie got engaged to Ryan Biegel on March 22, 2018. The couple married in Da Tommaso Allo Scoglio on September 1, 2018.
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: Asian-American
- Hometown: Huntington, West Virginia
- Height: 5 ft 7 inches
- Weight: 55 kg
- Education: Miami University
- Husband: Ryan Biegel
- Children: None
- Parents: Steve Lee, Kim Becker
Katie Lee is a cookbook author, chef, and television food critic. She has worked in restaurants, gourmet food, and wine stores. Lee created a website, OliveAndPeach.com, dedicated to food with Aleishall Girard in July 2005. The website was discontinued in 2006. Lee has co-hosted several shows including Top Chef, Top Chef All-Stars, Beat Bobby Flay, The Kitchen, Iron Chef America, and Beach Bites with Katie Lee.
Katie Lee has published two cookbooks The Comfort Table and The Comfort Table: Recipes for Everyday Occasions. She is the author of Groundswell, a novel about a woman who moves on from her divorce through the healing power of surfing.
- Profession: Cookbook Author, Food Critic
- Worked for: NA
- Working for: NA
Katie Lee is a television food critic and chef who has appeared on several television shows and magazine articles. She is a prominent face in the food and entertainment industry. Her estimated net worth is 10 million USD.
- Net Worth: $10 million
- Salary: NA
Katie Lee is on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. She has more than 450 thousand followers on Instagram, 112 thousand followers on Twitter and 55 thousand likes on Facebook.