From Ground Zero in New York to ground zero in Kabul, National Public Radio’s Scott Simon has reported on wars, scandals and opening nights from all 50 states and all seven continents. He has interviewed some of the most interesting personalities of our time, including Mother Teresa and Ariel Sharon, Katy Perry, and he conducted the famous interview that began the Bill Cosby scandal. Simon brings a well-traveled perspective to his role as host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday, which has an audience of 4.2 million listeners and celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2015.
Spoke at Yakima Town Hall- September 12, 2018
"My dear friend Henry Winkler was right....Yakima Town Hall's hospitality knows no bounds. You are warm, generous, yet seriously professional women and I can see why all your speaker guests request return invitations. And who knew they could cook colcannon in this part of the world. That was the most fantastic dinner and lovely reception. I'm heading west next year and will try to make a detour to Yakima. I'm sure you can guarantee me a full house." - Ronan Tynon, Ireland's Inspirational & Gifted Tenor