Back in August of 2020, EVERYONE in Maine was talking about long-time News Center Maine anchor Lee Nelson.  A series of professionally done photos seemingly leaked on the internet.  I say "seemingly" because they were posted by the photographer.  After being up for only a few hours, they were taken down.

What stood out about the photos was the fact that they showed just how "cut" the middle-aged newsman was.

A day later, Nelson explained what was going on.  An avid exercise enthusiast, he was going to leave the media in order to work as a personal trainer.

Apparently, he is now also working as a model.

According to the KJ, the former news anchor is now featured in an LL Bean catalog.

Working with Portland-area talent agency Port City Models & Talent Inc., he did a couple of photoshoots for the Maine retailer.

Just before he retired, News Center Maine did a recap of his career in the news industry.

If you were to leave your current job, what career would you go into?  Let us know by messaging us on Facebook or through our app.

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