Rod Simons is a multi-award winning journalist and media specialist.
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.
Rod also worked at KIVI (ABC) Boise, Idaho and KVEW-TV (ABC) Tri-Cities.
Rod's busy with imaging, promotional and charitable projects that have been longtime goals.
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
and wife Pam adopted their daughter Annie in November 2005.
created, produces, and hosts the independent TV show Sports Final on KARE-11
It's one of several programs in development and being independently produced by his
rodmedia communcations LLC.
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.
"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.
also been honored with an International Gabriel Award, two Page One Awards and three gold medal honors from the Society of Professional Journalists
Rod graduated from Washington State University with a BA in Communications/History minor.
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
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).
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.
, wife Pamela, daughter Annie and Labrador Retriever, Cota, reside in Minneapolis.