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Rod Simons

Northern Lights Broadcasting

KTWIN

Direct Phone: (612) ***-****       

KTWIN

420 North Fifth Street Suite 150

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401

United States

Company Description

K-TWIN is a Twin Cities radio station that blends lifestyle content with sports and music. We are also the radio home of the Minnesota Twins. more

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Background Information

Employment History

Contributor
KSTP

Reporter
KSTP

Sports Anchor
KSTP

Lifelong Member
Sigma Chi Fraternity

Emmy Winning Journalist

Sports Director
KSTW-TV

Affiliations

Board Member of the Midwest Chapter
American Liver Foundation

Board of Directors of the Midwest Chapter
American Liver Foundation

Board Member
North American Council on Adoptable Children

Member
North American Council on Adoptable Children

Education



Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism

BA
Communications/History minor
Washington State University

Web References (59 Total References)


Rod Simons - Reporter ...

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Rod Simons - Reporter

"I truly enjoy being a part of this very professional, award winning 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS team," says Rod Simons.
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Rod joined 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS full-time in September 2004 after freelancing since October 2003.Prior to joining the station, Rod anchored the inaugural FOX Sports Net "Regional Sports Report" in the Northwest and Detroit Regions and hosted KOMO-AM sports in Seattle, Washington.Rod spent 17 years as a lead anchor at KSTW-TV (CBS/UPN) in Seattle; KOIN-TV (CBS) in Portland, Oregon; KJR-AM in Seattle; and KVI-AM in Seattle.As Sports Director at KSTW, he anchored and produced championship Rose Bowl coverage and followed the Seattle Mariners' A.L. playoff runs from 1995-2001.Rod led coverage of the Seattle Supersonics' 1996 trip to the NBA Finals against the Chicago Bulls.Rod also worked at KIVI-TV (ABC) Boise, Idaho and KVEW-TV (ABC) Tri Cities.
AwardsRod is a five-time Emmy winner and is the recipient of back-to-back Emmys for Outstanding Sports Anchor (2004 and 2005) in our Midwest (Minnesota) region.Rod has also been honored with an International Gabriel Award, the 2004 Page One Award and three Society of Professional Journalists awards.
EducationRod graduated from Washington State University with a B.A. in Communications with a History minor.Rod is a 1998 charter inductee in the Pasco High School Hall of Fame, Washington.
AssociationsRod currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Midwest chapter (Minnesota) of the American Liver Foundation.Rod is also deeply devoted to domestic violence issues, the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and Humane Society.Rod is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Personal interestsRod, wife Pamela, baby Annie and purebred Labrador, Cota, reside in Minneapolis.


Rod Simons ...

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Rod Simons Bio

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Rod Simons is a multi-award winning journalist and media specialist. Currently, Rod is seen on TV and heard on radio and he writes and creates cutting-edge imaging efforts for various businesses while producing a wide range of TV programs for broadcast on local, regional and national stations. Rod most recently served as a lead anchor for KSTP-TV (ABC), joining the Hubbard owned station in October 2003. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Rod anchored the launch of FOX Sports Net's "Regional Sports Report" in the Pacific Northwest and Detroit Regions while also hosting KOMO-AM sports in Seattle. In all, Rod spent 18 years as a lead news and sports anchor at KSTW-TV (CBS/UPN) in Seattle; KOIN-TV (CBS) in Portland, Oregon; KJR-AM in Seattle and KVI-AM in Seattle.
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Rod also worked at KIVI (ABC) Boise, Idaho and KVEW-TV (ABC) Tri-Cities.
Right now! Rod's busy with imaging, promotional and charitable projects that have been longtime goals. Rod is the driving force behind raising thousands of dollars for his favorite charity the Gift of Adoption (501-3-C) at his Golf for the Gift celebrity tournaments at the Tom Lehman designed Troy Burne Golf Club. Rod and wife Pam adopted their daughter Annie in November 2005.
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Rod created, produces, and hosts the independent TV show Sports Final on KARE-11 (NBC). It's one of several programs in development and being independently produced by his rodmedia communcations LLC.
Awards: Rod is an 8-time Emmy award winner and is the recipient of 3 of the past 5-Emmyawards for Outstanding Sports Anchor in the Midwest (Minnesota) region. Rod's "first on the scene" reports with dramatic descriptions from the foot of the Minneapolis I-35W bridge disaster in August 2007 helped lead KSTP to a first place "Headliner" award in 2008. Additionally, Rod won First Place in the Associated Press "Breaking News" category for his on-field coverage of the Minnesota Twins division title in 2006. Rod's also been honored with an International Gabriel Award, two Page One Awards and three gold medal honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Education: Rod graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Communications/History minor. Rod is a 1998 charter inductee in the Pasco (WA) High School Hall of Fame where he was a multi-sport standout as well as Associated Student Body President.
Associations: Rod currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Midwest chapter (Minnesota) of the Gift of Adoption Fund as well as NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children). Rod is also deeply devoted to domestic violence issues, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Humane Society. Rod is a lifelong member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Personal interests: Rod, wife Pamela, daughter Annie and Labrador Retriever, Cota, reside in Minneapolis.


Russ Wicks Official Website | Press Coverage

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Anchoring the 11 PM REGIONAL SPORTS REPORT are Tom Glasgow and Rod Simons.

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Simons, a three-time Emmy winning journalist, returns to the Northwest television scene after a year absence. Simons won three Emmys and a Gabriel award for sports reporting as the anchor for KSTW-TV (CBS/UPN) from 1986-98. He was also an interim sports anchor for KOIN-TV (CBS) in Portland last year. Since then, Simons has been working for the Seattle-based web site, seasonticket.com.


NACAC | About NACAC

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Rod Simons, sports broadcaster, Minnesota

North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) 970 Raymond Avenue, Suite 106 St. Paul, MN 55114 phone: 651-644-3036 fax: 651-644-9848


Team

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Rod Simons Rod Simons is a multi-award winning journalist and media specialist. Currently, Rod is seen on TV and heard on radio and he writes and creates cutting-edge imaging efforts for various businesses while producing a wide range of TV programs for broadcast on local, regional and national stations. Rod most recently served as a lead anchor for KSTP-TV (ABC), joining the Hubbard owned station in October 2003. Prior to moving to Minnesota, Rod anchored the launch of FOX Sports Net's "Regional Sports Report" in the Pacific Northwest and Detroit Regions while also hosting KOMO-AM sports in Seattle. In all, Rod spent 18 years as a lead news and sports anchor at KSTW-TV (CBS/UPN) in Seattle; KOIN-TV (CBS) in Portland, Oregon; KJR-AM in Seattle and KVI-AM in Seattle.

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Rod also worked at KIVI (ABC) Boise, Idaho and KVEW-TV (ABC) Tri-Cities.
Right now! Rod's busy with imaging, promotional and charitable projects that have been longtime goals. Rod is the driving force behind raising thousands of dollars for his favorite charity the Gift of Adoption (501-3-C) at his Golf for the Giftcelebrity tournaments at the Tom Lehman designed Troy Burne Golf Club. Rod and wife Pam adopted their daughter Annie in November 2005.
...
Rod created, produces, and hosts the independent TV show Sports Final on KARE-11 (NBC). It's one of several programs in development and being independently produced by his rodmedia communcations LLC.
Awards: Rod is an 8-time Emmy award winner and is the recipient of 3 of the past 5-Emmyawards for Outstanding Sports Anchor in the Midwest (Minnesota) region. Rod's "first on the scene" reports with dramatic descriptions from the foot of the Minneapolis I-35W bridge disaster in August 2007 helped lead KSTP to a first place "Headliner" award in 2008. Additionally, Rod won First Place in the Associated Press "Breaking News" category for his on-field coverage of the Minnesota Twins division title in 2006. Rod's also been honored with an International Gabriel Award, two Page One Awards and three gold medal honors from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Education: Rod graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Communications/History minor. Rod is a 1998 charter inductee in the Pasco (WA) High School Hall of Fame where he was a multi-sport standout as well as Associated Student Body President.
Associations: Rod currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Midwest chapter (Minnesota) of the Gift of Adoption Fund as well as NACAC (North American Council on Adoptable Children). Rod is also deeply devoted to domestic violence issues, the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Humane Society. Rod is a lifelong member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Personal interests: Rod, wife Pamela, daughter Annie and Labrador Retriever, Cota, reside in Minneapolis.

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