Meet the Team

Matt Simon

Supervising Producer

Matt Simon is Newsy's supervising producer for PM content. His responsibilities include "The Why." 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.

  Recent Work
Newsy's Chance Seales with journalist Anna Fifield
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Inside North Korea: From Meth To Elite Millennials And Kim Jong-Un

A Tesla logo on a car
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Tesla Investigating Video Of A Car Bursting Into Flames In China

The Notre Dame Cathedral on fire on Monday, April 15, 2019.
Abdoulaye SowWorld

Early Witness To Notre Dame Cathedral Fire Critical Of Fire Response

A fire broke out on Monday afternoon and quickly spread across the building, collapsing the spire. The cause is yet unknown.
 World

Notre Dame Cathedral "Miracle" -- All Is Not Lost

A general view of Paris is seen from the roof of the Notre-Dame Cathedral on August 9, 2007 in Paris, France.
 World

Beyond Notre Dame, Fire Has Damaged Other Important Landmarks

 U.S.

Lawyer Suing Boeing: 20 Whistleblowers Have Contacted Me About 737 MAX

Plates of the ideal diet according to The Lancet.
The LancetSci/Health

Study: It's What We're NOT Eating That's Killing Us

Former Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos (C) arrives at a closed door hearing before Congress.
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George Papadopoulos On 'Deep State' Plot Against Him, Pardon

Former Trump Campaign aide George Papadopoulos in interview with Newsy's Chance Seales
NewsyPolitics

George Papadopoulos On His Plea Deal, What He Knew Of Russian Hacks

George Papdopoulos speaks with Newsy's Chance Seales.
NewsyPolitics

George Papadopoulos On A Pardon And Why He Tried To Contact Russia

George Papdopoulos speaks with Newsy's Chance Seales.
NewsyPolitics

George Papadopoulos Tells Newsy About Frustration Of His Guilty Plea

Boeing 737 MAX 8
BoeingU.S.

'Almost Criminally Insufficient': The 737 MAX Already Concerned Pilots

A LEAP engine is pictured on the first Boeing 737 MAX airliner is pictured at the company's manufacturing plant, on December
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Could This Feature Of The Boeing 737 MAX Be Linked To 2 Plane Crashes?

A woman holds rosary beads while she prays and waits for smoke to emanate from the chimney on the roof of the Sistine Chapel.
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The Catholic Church Sex Abuse Investigation Redefining New York Law

Jason Rezaian, right, speaks with Newsy's Chance Seales
NewsyPolitics

Jason Rezaian On How The US Treated Jamal Khashoggi's Murder

Jason Rezaian interviews with Newsy
NewsyPolitics

To Jason Rezaian, Solitary Confinement Is Unjust And Inhumane

Jason Rezaian speaks with Newsy
NewsyPolitics

Moments Before Leaving An Iranian Prison: Jason Rezaian On Freedom

A Chinese flag and an American flag.
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China's President Is Prepping To Meet With US Trade Delegation

newsy reporter alex miller in atlanta airport
NewsyWorld

Despite Shutdown Compromise, Concerns Linger For Air Travel

Federal air marshal training
U.S. Transportation Security AdministrationU.S.

Exclusive: Air Marshals Fear Shutdown Jeopardizing National Security

Exterior view of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center on May 8, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona.
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VA Admits It Has A Problem Funding Veteran Benefits

Ben Rhodes speaks to Newsy.
 Politics

Obama's Former Advisor Says U.S. Would Lose Trade War To China

Min Kang
NewsyWorld

North Korean Defector Opens Up About Trump-Kim Summit

NewsyPolitics

Special Edition Of 'The Why': Singapore Summit

The son of a Korean War massacre victim shows Newsy the site where his father died.
 Politics

Families Still Pressing For Answers, Decades After Korean Massacres

NewsyPolitics

North Korea Defector Now Runs Counter-Propaganda Broadcast From Seoul

Newsy's Chance Seales in South Korea
NewsyWorld

Korean Millennials Open Up To Newsy About War, Dating And Jobs

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in
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Picture A Revitalized Asia-Pacific Region ... Thanks To North Korea