Matt Simon

Matt Simon

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.

STORIES BY MATT SIMON

March 23, 2017

Are you smarter than a 15-year-old student?

Every three years, the OECD conducts an assessment of education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students in science, reading and mathematics. Try our quiz to test your skills. Read More...
January 6, 2016

The 5 things we’d actually buy at CES 2016

It is the world’s largest consumer electronics show. And narrowing down a list of the best items on display is virtually impossible. Out of the thousands of products we saw, these are the 5 that we’d actually buy. Read More...
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