Lee Cowan Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Net Worth, CBS News, and Illness

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Lee Cowan Biography

A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, United States, Lee Cowan is a famous CBS News National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News and a substitute anchor for CBS Sunday Morning.

Lee Cowan Age

Cowan is  57 years old as of 2022. He was born on 1 May 1965 in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States. He celebrates his birthday on 1 May every year. 

Lee Cowan Height

Cowan stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.7 meters)tall. His weight is publicly not known. We will update this section once the information is available.

Lee Cowan Education

Cowan graduated from the University of Washington in 1988 with a double major in communications and speech communications.

Lee Cowan Family

Cowan was born and brought up by his parents in Salt Lake City, Utah. His father, Leland B. Cowan, is a surgical and radiation oncologist. Furthermore, his mother is known as Constance W. Cowan. It is not known if he has any siblings. We will update this section once this information is available.

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Lee Cowan Wife

Cowan is happily married to his lovely wife Molly Palmer, a TV associate producer, and the daughter of John Palmer, a television news journalist, and writer Nancy Doyle Palmer. The partners reside in Santa Monica, California, together with their kids.

Lee Cowan Net Worth

Cowan has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million.

Lee Cowan CBS News

CBS is an American commercial broadcast television and radio network that acts as the flagship property of the CBS Entertainment Group division of Viacom CBS. Cowan operates as a CBS News National Correspondent for the CBS Evening News and a substitute anchor for CBS Sunday Morning. He also performed as a reporter for NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams.

Prior to joining NBC, he served as a reporter for CBS News in the CBS NEWSPATH division as well as a reporter for NBC affiliate WLWT in Cincinnati, CBS affiliate WWMT in Kalamazoo, Michigan, KCOY in Santa Maria, California, and KIEM in Eureka, California.

Lee Cowan Illness

When 28-year-old Jacob Haendel has rushed to a Massachusetts emergency room four years ago, doctors assumed he was having a stroke because he was so young. But he wasn’t; his scans revealed something very different and strange: Jake’s brain appeared to be disconnecting from the rest of his body.

Dr. Brian Edlow, who examined Haendel in the intensive care unit said that The wires weren’t sending signals from one place to another. He wasn’t sure what was causing it at first until Haendel confessed. He told him he partied hard and did drugs — mostly opioids — until he became addicted to street heroin.

Haendel’s medical team inferred that he most likely ingested a toxin somewhere along the way. That was causing the damage, which resulted in a very rare condition with a very long name: Toxic Acute Progressive Leukoencephalopathy. Cowan is not ill. His interview with Jacob Haendel, a man with ALS who was given six months to live.

Within six months, Haendel had reduced himself to a blank stare, having ceased all conscious movement. Edlow stated that they thought he was in a vegetative state, completely unaware of himself or his surroundings. He was admitted to an extended care facility, where he remained day after day, breathing by machine and fed through a tube. He was eventually placed in hospice care.

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