Chris Simon comes to WCCO from Toledo, Ohio where he anchored the news during morning and afternoon drive on WSPD, this after completing a short stint at Clear Channels Newstalk station in Minneapolis.
Chris has spent most of his professional career overseas, working for ABC Radio News.
He started out as the networks chief resident correspondent for the Bosnian War, broadcasting from Sarajevo from 1993 and 1997.
He then worked as resident correspondent for ABC Radio News in Moscow, Russia, before returning to the Twin Cities in 2008. He enjoys spending time boating on Lake Minnetonka, watching the Twins or an occasional afternoon at Canterbury Park.
Chris has three children — Haris, Erol and Aiden. The family spends its spare time boating on Lake Minnetonka, watching the Twins or an occasional afternoon at Canterbury Park.
The entire community of Northfield is mourning the loss of three Carleton College students who died tragically when the SUV they were in skidded into opposing traffic at Highway 3 and County 47 Friday, slamming into an oncoming semi.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But Minnesota farmers say the free trade accord has not exactly been fair. Fresh from a NAFTA 20 year anniversary get together in Mexico City, Doug Peterson brought back a failing report card for the accord.
Nearly 100 people showed up Monday night at Dunwoody College of Technology to react to plans for a 16 mile, $1.5 billion dollar light rail line through Kenilworth, St. Louis Park, Hopkins and ending in Eden Prairie.
MNSure opens enrollment October first with plenty of questions, including the most obvious: What’s it all about?
Crews broke ground on a fancy new elevator station on Wednesday that will eventually allow riders of Metro Transit’s forthcoming Green light rail line to get from the street to the skyway in downtown St. Paul.
Despite the passing of 50 years and a slew of federal and state laws against racial discrimination, U of M Civil Rights Professor Carl Warren says Minnesota is far from realizing Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream.
Local tow operators report a bittersweet surge in business due the heat wave that grips the Twin Cities. In fact, one major player in the metro towing service scene, Bobby & Steve’s in downtown Minneapolis, reports a near doubling of business since the heat wave began Sunday.
More motorcyclists have died this year on Minnesota roads compared to last year at this time, according to officials with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety. Officials said 26 riders have lost their lives in 2013. There were 18 motorcycle deaths at this time last year.
It’s been two weeks since a pair of violent storms brought down thousands of tree limbs and, in many cases, entire trees. At the corner of 42nd Avenue East near Hiawatha Avenue in Minneapolis, residents are trying to be understanding.
There are three months to go before MNsure goes online in Minnesota in the run-up to open enrollment for universal healthcare. Open enrollment for MNsure begins Oct. 1, with coverage starting on Jan. 1, 2014.
The Minneapolis father who was found guilty of manslaughter and child endangerment after his son accidentally shot and killed his brother has been sentenced to serve 10 years’ probation.
Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak is among 17 other big city mayors, including those of New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, reviving a push prohibiting the use of food stamps to buy pop and other sugary drinks.
School may be out for the summer, but educators and parents are already anxiously looking ahead to the next two years, now that legislators approved the first big spending spree on education in ten years. After a decade of cuts, it is more than just good news.
The first real high profile entrance in the Republican race to retain the vital 6th Congressional District is anticipated Wednesday as former legislator Tom Emmer is expected to throw his hat into the ring. Even if Jim Graves had stayed in the contest, Republican Party Chairman Keith Downey said he had and has every confidence that the GOP will retain the 6th district.
There are two very different opinions from at least two prominent figures about just how high the Red River may crest this time around, which may very well affect the safety of residents coping with another flood season in Fargo-Moorhead.