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.