Lee Cullum is a prominent television, radio, and print journalist. She is currently associated with the PBS affiliate in Dallas-Fort Worth and, as a senior fellow, with the John G. Tower Center for Public Policy and International Affairs at SMU. She also regularly contributes columns to Dallas Morning News.
Cullum has received honorary degrees from the Monterrey Institute for International Studies and the University of Puget Sound. Her accolades include the Matrix Award from Women in Communications, the Woman of Achievement Award from Southern Methodist University, the C.E. Shuford Award for Outstanding Journalist in Dallas-Fort Worth, and the J.B. Marryatt Award by the Dallas Press Club. Cullum attended Sweet Briar College and graduated from Southern Methodist University. She is a senior fellow of the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU and a fellow at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture.
On the board of the Council on Foreign Relations for 10 years, Cullum currently serves as a director of the American Council on Germany, the Pacific Council on International Policy, the Dallas Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Social Sciences Foundation benefitting the Graduate School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Additionally, she is a member of the National Committee on US-China Relations and the American Security Project and the advisory board of the International Programs Center at the University of Oklahoma.
Cullum joined the Dialogue as a Member in 1994.