Matthew Simon
email Matthew

November 2010 - Present

FIP Counseling, Anchorage, AK

Office Manager

  • Oversee daily mental health therapy practice
  • Manage 30-40 patients' billing per week
  • Responsibilities also include administrative, billing, insurance company negotiations/contract submissions, payroll and tax preparation
Oct. 2005 - Nov. 2010

KTVA-TV (CBS), Anchorage, AK

Senior Reporter/Anchor/Producer

Anchor/Producer, weekends

  • Responsible for planning coverage, producing/anchoring shows, managing staff of 5-8, including editorial approval & website\social networking management

Senior Reporter, state legislature/politics

  • Primary live shot reporter
  • Produced numerous, exclusive stories
  • Covered 3 governors, including Sarah Palin's administration
  • Extensive knowledge of oil/natural gas tax policy & legislative process
  • Responsible for station’s Cancer Connection Program
  • Produced monthly cancer feature stories
  • Partnered with school district to put cancer education in health classes
  • Various community appearances to raise cancer awareness
  • Served on 3 cancer boards: Relay For Life, Alaska Men's Run, Alaska Men's Retreat
Oct. 2004 - Oct. 2005

KAKE-TV (ABC), Wichita, KS

General assignment reporter enterprising stories & sources, and producing multiple day turn stories
Jun 2004 to Oct 2004

WSFA-TV (NBC), Montgomery, AL

Generate, shoot, write, and edit general assignment stories
Aug 2000 - May 2004

KOMU-TV (NBC), Columbia, MO

Investigative Reporter/Weekend Anchor

Investigative/Consumer Reporter: August 2003 - May 2004

Enterprise reporter focusing on fraud, corruption, cover ups, consumer complaints, and information.

General Assignment Reporter: August 2000 - August 2003

Generate, shoot, write, and edit general assignment stories

Anchor: December 2000 - May 2004

Anchor weekend newscasts/ morning news cut-ins
Fill-in for primary anchors

Producer: December 2000 - May 2004

Produce six, ten, and morning cut-ins and microwave/ satellite lives
Aug 1998 to Aug 2000

WVTM-TV (NBC O&O), Birmingham, AL

Promotions Intern/Producer
Produce topicals, sweeps promotions, and community service announcements


University of Missouri-Columbia, School of Journalism

Bachelor of Journalism Degree
Major - Broadcast Journalism, Minor- History


Alaska Broadcasters Asn. Goldie Award 2008
Service to Community

Alaska Broadcasters Asn. Goldie Award 2007
Service to Children

The Dalton Pen Communications Awards Program 2004

Broadcast Reporting

“The Unspoken Affliction: Testicular Cancer” was a series based on my testicular experience that has not only helped saves lives, but has educated numerous young men about the number one cancer killer of 15-35 year old men


Laura Oates Butcher
Former KTVA-TV Managing Editor/Primary Anchor

Chris Clark
Alaska State House Legislative Aide

Carolyn Kuckertz
AK Senate Majority Press Secretary
Former KTVA-TV Executive Producer

Sarah Robinson
AK American Cancer Society Executive Director

Dave Grant
News Director, KAKE-TV