Lee was previously accessories director at Hearst’s Fashion Group, where she styled content across brands.
In her new role, Lee will oversee The Zoe Report’s editorial operations, content development and brand experiences, beginning August 24.
Lee succeeds Lauren Caruso, who left the position earlier this year.
In a statement, Lee said: “There is a tremendous opportunity to expand [Zoe Report’s] outlook and coverage to fully reflect and celebrate our colorful mosaic of society."
Lee will report to Emma Rosenblum, editor in chief of BDG’s lifestyle portfolio of brands, which includes The Zoe Report, Bustle, Elite Daily and Romper.
The new hire “brings extensive experience and fresh perspective at a time when the entire industry is changing,” Rosenblum stated, adding she is “excited to watch Kathy evolve The Zoe Report for a new generation.”
Previously, Lee led the accessory and jewelry department for Cosmopolitan under former longtime editor Joanna Coles. She has also held roles at Town & Country, Seventeen and W Magazine.