Dan Simon is a correspondent for CNN's Silicon Valley bureau. His reports are aimed at consumers to help keep them better informed about the latest technological innovations.
Simon transitioned to this role in February of 2011 after spending five years at CNN as a general assignment correspondent based in San Francisco.
He has a weekly segment called tech trends that airs during CNN Newsroom highlighting the most compelling trends in social networking, mobile and cloud computing. Simon frequently contributes pieces to CNN.COM's tech industry coverage.
Simon started at CNN as freelancer, contributing to the networks Peabody award winning coverage of Hurricane Katrina. His work in New Orleans, eventually led to a full time position where he has been a frequent contributor to CNNs primetime shows, including Anderson Cooper 360. He was an instrumental part of the network's reporting on the national debate on illegal immigration, same sex marriage debate and CNN's award winning 2008 Presidential election coverage.
Before joining CNN, Simon was a Los Angeles-based correspondent for Warner Brother's Celebrity Justice. In this capacity, his coverage of high-profile court trials led him to frequent guest appearances on CNN, NBC's The Today Show and the nationally syndicated Dr. Phil. In addition, Simon was a reporter for KSAZ in Phoenix where he won seven local Emmy awards and a first place Associated Press award for his investigative reporting.
Simon also served as a reporter for WWL-TV in New Orleans and KMTV-TV and KPTM-TV in Omaha, Neb.
Simon is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts degree in American history.