Dan Simon is a correspondent for CNN based in San Francisco. He has covered a broad range of stories for the network since joining in 2005, including Hurricane Katrina, the historic 2008 Presidential election, the death of Steve Jobs, the kidnapping of Jaycee Dugard, Asiana Flight 214 (crash in San Francisco), and the global Ebola epidemic.
He has also provided the network with in-depth coverage on a host of important issues, including a series of stories for Anderson Cooper 360 on the so called Lost Boys, young men abandoned by their families in Utah and Arizona for not adhering to the strict tenets of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He has also filed numerous reports on the issue of same sex marriage and the landmark Prop. 8 Case in California.
With his proximity to Silicon Valley, Simon also provides tech coverage for the network. He profiled Uber when the San Francisco company launched with just a couple of drivers. He has interviewed industry leaders such as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter Co-Founder Jack Dorsey and Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.
Before joining CNN, Simon was a Los Angeles-based correspondent and producer for Warner Brother’s Celebrity Justice. His coverage of high-profile court cases involving the likes of Michael Jackson, Robert Blake and Kobe Bryant, led him to guest appearances on CNN, FOX News, 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 worked 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.