Matt Simon - Newsy

Matt Simon

Supervising Producer

Matt Simon is Newsy's supervising producer for PM content. His responsibilities include "Newsy Tonight." Matt comes to Newsy from CGTN, the English-language international news channel from Chinese TV (CCTV). He led CGTN's studio and field productions of major news events, including the 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections, the rise of Xi Jinping to the Chinese presidency, political summits in China, deaths of international figures like Nelson Mandela, the signing of the Paris climate accord and several Olympic Games. Matt also produced several feature-length documentaries that racked up National Headliner and New York Festivals awards. Matt also worked as a line producer for The Weather Channel and was the founding producer of its internal climate change unit. He began his television career at the CBS O&O in Baltimore, WJZ-TV. Matt grew up in Albany, New York, and now lives in Baltimore with his wife, two kids and dog. He is always up for a hot restaurant tip or to chat about barbecue and bourbon.

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Most Nursing Home Staff Opt Out Of Vaccines

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Bitcoin Surges Following $1.5 Billion Tesla Investment

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President Biden Comments On The State Of The Economy

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Wall Street Short Sellers Lose Billions As GameStop Soars

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Lyft Drivers Criticize Company's 'Priority Mode' Feature

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National Guard Was On Traffic Duty In D.C.

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Wall Street Braces For Georgia Senate Race, Vaccine Delay

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Demand For Backyard Chickens Surges Amid Pandemic

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2020 Market Rally Baffles Analysts As Millions Struggle Financially

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Germany Plans To Pay 240,000 Holocaust Survivors $662M

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Europe Experiences COVID-19 Resurgence

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Second 911 Call Revealed In Racist Central Park Incident

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International Space Station Gets Three New Crew Members

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First Case Of COVID-19 Reinfection Confirmed In U.S.

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President Trump Hospitalized At Walter Reed Medical Center

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Director of Controversial Film: Michael Jackson Was Innocent


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President's Defense Team Begins Opening Statement In Impeachment Trial

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Newsy On The Ground Covering Australia Bushfires

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Charmin's "Forever" Toilet Paper Roll Draws Attention At CES

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Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes

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Fmr. CIA Counterterrorism Chief Defends Secret Black Sites

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Inside North Korea: From Meth To Elite Millennials And Kim Jong-Un

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Tesla Investigating Video Of A Car Bursting Into Flames In China

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Early Witness To Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Critical Of Fire Response

A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is yet unknown.

Notre Dame Cathedral "Miracle" -- All Is Not Lost

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Beyond Notre Dame, Fire Has Damaged Other Important Landmarks


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Study: It's What We're NOT Eating That's Killing Us

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George Papadopoulos On 'Deep State' Plot Against Him, Pardon