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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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A hiring sign in Pennsylvania.
AP ImagesPolitics

More States Offering Return-To-Work Incentives To Help Fill Jobs

Prince Philip, who died Friday at the age of 99.

Prince Philip, Husband To Queen Elizabeth II, Dies At Age 99

Chinese and American diplomats

U.S., China Open Bilateral Talks On A Contentious Note

Dr. Ankit Bharat, Surgical director at Northwestern Medicine Lung Transplant Program.
Northwestern MedicineSci/Health

Doctors Laud First Double-Lung Transplant From Donor Who Had COVID-19

Inside of a $3.3 million home for sale in Los Angeles.

$3.3 Million House For Sale — Bitcoin Accepted

The IRS building in Washington, DC
AP ImagesBusiness

Debt Collectors Are Coming For Stimulus Checks

President Biden signs COVID-19 relief bill
AP ImagesPolitics

U.S. Government Has Now Spent Over $5 Trillion On The Pandemic

Pharmacist administers vaccines
BP Miller/Chorus Photography via APSci/Health

CDC Issues Guidance For Those Fully Vaccinated Against COVID

Man and his horse in Havana
Associated PressPolitics

Cubans Anxious For U.S. Policy Changes

nursing home in Florida

Most Nursing Home Staff Opt Out Of Vaccines

The Bitcoin logo
AP ImagesBusiness

Bitcoin Surges Following $1.5 Billion Tesla Investment

President Biden discusses the economy in a speech at the White House.
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

President Biden Comments On The State Of The Economy

The Reddit logo
AP ImagesBusiness

Wall Street Short Sellers Lose Billions As GameStop Soars

A Lyft vehicle.
AP ImagesBusiness

Lyft Drivers Criticize Company's 'Priority Mode' Feature

Members of the National Guard arrive to secure the area outside the U.S. Capitol, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin / APU.S.

National Guard Was On Traffic Duty In D.C.

The New York Stock Exchange
AP ImagesBusiness

Wall Street Braces For Georgia Senate Race, Vaccine Delay

Leslie Citroen, owner of Mill Valley Chickens, with client
Terry Chea / APU.S.

Demand For Backyard Chickens Surges Amid Pandemic

Wall Street in New York City
AP ImagesBusiness

2020 Market Rally Baffles Analysts As Millions Struggle Financially

A group of children at Auschwitz in 1945

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

Italians wear face masks
Luca Bruno / APSci/Health

Europe Experiences COVID-19 Resurgence

Image of Amy Cooper from video provided by Christian Cooper
Christian Cooper / APU.S.

Second 911 Call Revealed In Racist Central Park Incident

Expedition 64 crew members inside the space station’s Zvezda service module.
International Space StationSci/Health

International Space Station Gets Three New Crew Members

Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 virus particles, orange, isolated from a patient.
NIAID/National Institutes of Health via APSci/Health

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

Marine One lifts off from the White House to carry President Donald Trump to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

President Trump Hospitalized At Walter Reed Medical Center

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Square One / Amazon Prime VideoEntertainment

Director of Controversial Film: Michael Jackson Was Innocent


Deadlier Than The Flu: What China's Coronavirus Statistics Mean

In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, White House Counsel Pat Cipollone speaks during impeachment.
Getty ImagesPolitics

President's Defense Team Begins Opening Statement In Impeachment Trial

Terace Garnier in Sydney

Newsy On The Ground Covering Australia Bushfires

Charmin's new "forever roll" of toilet paper
Matt Anzur/NewsyTech

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

Man charged in stabbing enters court

Hanukkah Stabbing Suspect Charged With Federal Hate Crimes