Scott Simon is an American journalist and the host of Weekend Edition Saturday on NPR. He is the son of comedian Ernie Simon and actress Patricia Lyons. His father died when Scott was 16, and his mother later married former minor league baseball player Ralph G. Newman. Simon has been with NPR for over three decades, beginning in 1977 as Chicago bureau chief, and his career encompasses other types of media as well. Simon has won every major award in broadcasting, including the Peabody and the Emmy.
Simon has been happily married to French documentary filmmaker Caroline Richard. In 2006 Simon and his wife were contacted by police as part of the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning investigation. The family was staying at a hotel near the restaurant at the center of the poisoning incident, and had twice bought food there for their daughter Elise. The health of the family was not affected.
Early Life of Scott Simon
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