Matt Simon is CGTN America’s Special Events Producer. He joined the channel in January 2012, one month before its first broadcast.
He has helped lead studio and field production — as well as set editorial vision — for CGTN’s coverage of major news events and productions including:
The 2012 and 2016 U.S. presidential elections
The rise of Xi Jinping to the Chinese presidency
The deaths of international figures like Nelson Mandela and Fidel Castro
The signing of the Paris Climate Accord, as well as the withdrawal of the United States
Award-winning documentaries like “Melting Point,” which investigated the impact climate change is having on Greenland
The 9th BRICS Summit, hosted in Xiamen (September 2017)
He was also the producer in charge of formatting CGTN America’s news bulletins and crafting new segments, such as Insight.
Prior to joining the channel, Simon produced Baltimore’s #1 morning show for the CBS owned-and-operated station. He also line produced several live morning shows for The Weather Channel and was the producer tapped to help launch the network’s Climate Change Unit.
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