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Rod Simons

Sports Editorial Producer

GoMN

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Background Information

Employment History

On-Air Host and Producer

Go News

Northern Lights Broadcasting

KTWIN

Lead Anchor

KSTP

Affiliations

Board Member
North American Council on Adoptable Children

Board Member of the Midwest Chapter
American Liver Foundation

Education

Edward R. Murrow School of Journalism

BA

Communications/History minor

Washington State University

Web References (144 Total References)


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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


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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.


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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.
...
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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Rod Simons: Studio Host

A graduate of Washington State University, Rod has covered just about every major sporting event in the country and has four Emmys to prove it.Not to mention he's also received a Gabriel Award and also garnered a 2004 Page One Award.Before being hired by KSTP-TV, Rod worked for KOMO-AM in Seattle and anchored the inaugural FOX Sports Net "Regional Sports Report" in the Northwest and Detroit Regions.Rod is also a 1998 charter inductee of the Pasco High School Hall of Fame in Washington.

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