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Pat Simon

Pat Simon morning anchor on WAAY 31 News

Title: Pat is an anchor on WAAY 31 News Mornings

I guess you could say I grew up with a “Mr. Microphone” in my hand. I admit as a youngster to rigging the family stereo in order to entertain the neighborhood kids in my hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana.
Luckily, that “gig” would somehow help to launch my career in radio - and television news later on.
From the bayous to Baton Rouge, I cut my teeth in television news at WAFB (CBS) – anchoring the morning and noon shows. I reported on everything from the impact of Hurricane Katrina to the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy (including an interview with former NASA Director Sean O’Keefe). Then I moved to the mountains of western North Carolina to WLOS (ABC) covering the 2006 presidential primaries and investigating the community impact from an abandoned company’s toxic ground contamination. I returned to Louisiana to anchor the evening news at KSLA (CBS) in Shreveport, where I was proud to receive an EMMY Award nomination for my series of reports on cyberbullying.
I eventually moved back to the mountains – of West Virginia – and anchored the evening news at WOWK (CBS) in Charleston where I primarily reported on issues affecting our veterans and their families. I was humbled to recently receive an EMMY Award nomination for my report “Honor Flight: One Last Mission.”
I graduated from LSU and former President Ronald Reagan was our commencement speaker that day. That same day, I was also commissioned as an Army officer. I recently retired from the Army Reserves as a Lieutenant Colonel, having served a combat tour of duty in Iraq as well as numerous state emergency response missions.
I feel blessed to be back in the south and part of the WAAY-TV news team and the Huntsville community that enjoys such a rich history of supporting our military service members and their missions on Earth and in space. I look forward to telling your stories.

Recent Posts by Pat Simon

Hometown Heroes: Boy’s flags honor fallen police officers like Huntsville’s Billy Clardy III

11-year-old Brooks Bedsole's hobby of making American flags for fallen police officers became his calling.

Hometown Heroes: ‘If we don't pass these values on, they're going to be gone forever’

For our Hometown Heroes Chris Batte and Elaine Oakes, keeping the memories of our heroes front and center hits close to home.

'Some of it was like it was yesterday:’ North Alabama Pearl Harbor survivor hopes we never forget

Sherwin Callander is on an important mission. He wants to make sure that we never forget that horrible day 78 years ago.

Today’s technology helps keep storms from being as deadly as Huntsville’s 1989 tornado

WAAY 31 was the only television station on the air to keep viewers informed when then-chief meteorologist Gary Dobbs delivered this alert: "And now we have a report of a tornado on the ground."

'It was a nightmare:' Huntsville survivors remember deadly 1989 tornado

Huntsville survivors recall the devastation left by a 200 mile per hour tornado 30 years ago.

Experts work to remove toxic chemicals dumped on Redstone Arsenal after World War II

Following World War II, the U.S. intentionally dumped tons of unused deadly and dangerous military munitions and chemical weapons on the installation.

Hometown Heroes: Huntsville woman uses power of drums to save young men’s lives

More than 2,000 children - including Fasari Jones - have come through this program.

‘He broke my fingers:’ Huntsville woman shares escape from domestic violence

Cindy tried numerous times to get away with her children over the course of her decade-long marriage.

Jackson County art program gives hope to people recovering from addiction

Sonya Clemons uses vivid colors to help her students brush away the scars from drug abuse.

Hometown Heroes: DeKalb volunteer firefighter missed only one call - but for a very good reason

DeKalb County volunteer firefighter Eric Rolph shares his passion for giving back to his community through service. He's only missed one emergency call, and there's a good reason why.

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