You may recall Brandon Lee’s exit from KTVK (Independent) in November of 2018 after about five years at the station.
Normally, anchors head to bigger markets, but Lee says he left to “find himself”.
It’s been a long journey, one that Lee chronicles in his new book, “Mascara Boy.”
He goes into great detail about being sexually abused as a child, and how that led to drug addiction — experiences he has shared with viewers and now, in a more personal way, with readers.
Azcentral.com has the full skinny on his tale and he says he’s going go on the motivational-speaking circuit.
“I’m going to go and speak at mental-health conferences, I’m going to go and share my story to a broader audience rather than just people who are in a 12-step recovery room,”
He says, “I think it’s my responsibility. … God gave me a gift of being a pretty good public speaker. So I need to use all the tools that my higher power has given me, along with saving my life multiple times from death, to realize, Brandon, you’ve got a bigger purpose out there. Sacrifice your name. Put a face to this, and help save people’s lives. And I can do that from the news desk, as well.”