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Board Member

Phone: (651) ***-****  HQ Phone
North American Council on Adoptable Children
970 Raymond Avenue Suite 106
St. Paul, Minnesota 55114
United States

Company Description: In 1989 NACAC helped create the Adoption Council of Canada, providing Canada with its own national voice for children and adoptive families. NACAC staff and board...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism
  • BA , Communications/History minor
    Washington State University
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NACAC | About NACAC
www.nacac.org, 20 Nov 2014 [cached]
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
www.gameontvmn.com, 30 Aug 2011 [cached]
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.
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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.
Rod Simons ...
www.sportsfinaltv.com, 17 Sept 2010 [cached]
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.
Ricky Rubio Third Among Western Conference Guards, Kevin Love Fifth Among Western Conference Forwards In 2012 NBA All-Star Balloting After First Returns
www.gameontvmn.com, 1 Jan 2012 [cached]
Rod Simons Contact Show
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GameON! is hosted by 8-time Emmy winning TV journalist Rod Simons. He's a Minnesota sports fan too and gets you inside your favorite team! Its the Cities' hottest new show for your true Minnesota sports fix!
Rod Simons - Reporter ...
www.kstp.com, 14 Aug 2008 [cached]
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.
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