Throughout his career, Simon has covered a range of stories, from the rebuilding of public schools in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina to mudslides and wildfires in California and violence in Camden, New Jersey. He has previously written for Newsday, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Times-Picayune and The Miami Herald.
He is a Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma 2019 Ochberg Fellow. He is a graduate of the University of Rhode Island and Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. He was born in London and raised in Guyana, New York and New Jersey.