NPRâ€™s Peabody award-winning Scott Simon has reported from every continent, covering political campaigns, famines, hurricanes, earthquakes, civil wars and scandals. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday.
Simon has reported from all 50 states and covered the 9/11 attack from Ground Zero. He joined NPR in 1977 as chief of its Chicago bureau. In 2002, he took leave of his post at Weekend Edition Saturday to cover the war in Afghanistan.