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
"Thank you to your wonderful Town Hall. We felt like we were with our own family...warm, welcome, truly delightful. If anyone had told me when I was a little girl in Egypt that I would be speaking to an audience in Yakima, Washington about peace I would never have believed it. Yet I'm so glad to have had the opportunity." - Madame Jehan Sadat, Egypt's First Lady