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Date of Birth: 1952 , March-16
Birth Nation: United States
Name Scott Simon
Birth Name David Scott Simon
Father Ernie Simon
Mother Patricia Lyons
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Chicago, Illinois, US
Religion Jewish
Ethnicity White/Native American
Profession Journalist and Author
Working For NPR
Net Worth $1.4 million
Famous for NPR
Married Yes
Married to Caroline Richard
Children 2
Education Nicholas Senn High School
Online Presence Twitter
Books y Cubs: A Love Story (2017); Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan (2000); Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (2002); Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption (2010)

Quick Timeline of David Scott Simon

1952 Born in Chicago, United States
1977 Joined NPR
2000 Debut Book
2009 Joined Twitter
2011 Started Hosting
2016 Simon as Lincoln Laureate

Detail Timeline of David Scott Simon


Born in Chicago, United States

Scott Simon was born on 16 March 1952 in Chicago, Illinois, the United Staes of America to Ernie Simon and Patricia Lyons. He grew up alongside his sister, who died at a very young age.


Joined NPR

In the year 1977, the renowned journalist Simon started his professional career from the NPR as Chicago bureau chief. He served at NPR for many years, over Three decades.  


Debut Book

In 2000, Simon released his first book Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan. Later, he has written numbers of books including Windy City: a Novel of Politics; which is about his experience of adopting two daughters.


Joined Twitter

In February 2009, Simon joined Twitter. He has now over 1.25 million fan followers on Twitter.  Further, in 2013, Simon began expressing his emotion and feeling through twitter during his mother 's last breaths.


Started Hosting

Since 2011, Simon hosted the show PBS's Need to Know till 2013. Besides this, he has appeared in several TV series and programs like BBC World News America and NBC's Weekend Today


Simon as Lincoln Laureate

Scott Simon was named as a Lincoln Laureate in the world of Business, Communications, and Industry. He has won several prestigious awards like Emmy Awards and Peabody Award.


David Scott Simon, professionally known as Scott Simon is an American journalist and the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR. His father Ernie Simon is a comedian and mother Patricia Lyons is a renowned actress.

His childhood was awesome as he grew up in different major cities including Washington D.C., Montreal, Francisco, Los Angeles, Cleveland, and Canada with his siblings. He i

At the age of 16, Simon lost his father. After the death of her husband, his mother Patricia Lyons later married Ralph G. Newman, an author and a former minor league baseball player who owns the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago. Simon is a graduate of the Nicholas Senn High School. 

At the beginning of his career, Simon worked at several media station and in 1977, he landed a job in NPR as Chicago bureau chief, where he served for over 3 decades.

Besides journalism, Scott is also an author and has published several books including Windy City: A Novel of Politics about his experience adopting two daughters and Pretty Birds, Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other; In Praise of Adoption, Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball, and Home & Away: Memoir of a Fan.

Moreover, Scott received a wide notice as host in many TV series such as PBS’s Need to Know, BBC World News America and NBC’s Weekend Today.

Additionally, Simon has earned major awards through his professional career as a broadcaster, including the Peabody and the Emmy award. Further, In the year 2016, Simon was named a Lincoln Laureate in the world of Business, Communications, and Industry.

Taking eyes on his personal life, Simon married a French documentary filmmaker Caroline Richard, in a mixed-faith service in Ridgefield, Connecticut, at the home of fashion designer, Alexandra Julian. The couple adopted two Chinese daughters, Elise and Lina.

During 2006, Simon and his wife were put into an investigation by the police as a part of the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning investigation. Similarly, since July 2003, Simon started tweeting about his emotions and conversations with his mother during her last days.  

Simon holds an American nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She earns a decent amount of money being an author, journalist, host and television personality. As of 2018, the Emmy award-winning journalist, Scott Simon has a net worth of over $1.4 million

Scott is highly active on his Twitter account as he has around 28.5K tweets and 1.24 million followers in his account.