Like most women in their 40’s, Tamica Lee is a woman who does it all. Married for 13 years to the love of her life, Barry Smith, Tamica works full time and is also a mother to two children, Hunter, 18 and Rani, 12.
A New Orleans native, Tamica is busy balancing her work as the anchor of “Good Morning New Orleans” for ABC affiliate, WGNO-26, with her extensive charity work and family life. Tamica is also a die-hard Saints fan and has close ties to the organization.
Her late father, Bivian Lee, Jr. was a cornerback for the New Orleans Saints from 1971-76. Starting in junior high school, Tamica performed at New Orleans Saints games. After graduating high school from Ursuline Academy in New Orleans, Tamica enrolled at the University of Louisiana Lafayette, where she majored in Communications and Dance. From 2001-2005, she served as a member of the New Orleans Saints Cheerleading squad, the New Orleans Saintsations.
A highly esteemed Live Event Director/Choreographer offered Tamica a job at her company which specializes in large-scale sporting events. Tamica accepted and started to hone her leadership skills. She traveled the world and worked on many Super Bowl pregame shows and with major talent from the entertainment world. Tamica is the former Appearance Team coordinator for the New Orleans Saintsations and works closely with her brother, Sonny, on his non- profit mentorship foundation, Son of A Saint. The foundation was established in honor of their father. Giving back to the community is an integral part of Tamica’s life.
After a sudden health scare, Tamica sought after her dream of being on television and approached New Orleans WWL-TV. When the Super Bowl came to town, Tamica was asked to do a piece on the activities and people involved. After the airing, New Orleans CBS affiliate WWL-TV called and offered a full-time job as their Morning Traffic Anchor. The job was a dream come true. She was able to learn and develop as a reporter and anchor, and was then offered an anchor position on
Tamica Lee prides herself on her New Orleans roots and just like the city, she is authentic and real. She is New Orleans through and through and has been seen on Bravo’s Southern Charm: New Orleans, where she showcases her deep love for her city, friends and family. Stay tuned, because she’s just getting started!