Joined WCCO: 2014
Hometown: Chalfont, Pennsylvania
Alma Mater: Syracuse University
Music: Bruce Springsteen
Movie: Blazing Saddles
TV Show: House of Cards
Book: Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, Doris Kearns Goodwin
Food: Any and all
Local Restaurant: Heyday
Hidden MN Gem: Still looking!
Historical Figure: William Howard Taft
Famous Minnesotan: Prince
Quote: “Everything will be OK in the end. If it’s not OK, it’s not the end.” — John Lennon
Vacation Spot: Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania
THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Stones
Comedy or Tearjerker? Comedy
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? Coffee, and lots of it
Paper or Plastic? Paper
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning by necessity, night by nature
East Coast vs. West Coast? East
Star Trek or Star Wars? If I answer “neither,” will that get me voted off the island?
‘Grey Duck’ vs. ‘Goose’? Goose
Steve Simpson was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia and attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.
While still in college, he got his first paying job as a disc jockey and later a talk show host. A job offer from an oldies station landed him in Indianapolis in 1987. Five years later, Simpson was hired as a talk show host and newscaster for the legendary WIBC Radio.
Over the following 22 years, he served as the station’s main anchor and had a front row seat for some of the decades’ biggest stories, including 9/11, every election (including Bush v. Gore), the Indiana State Fair stage collapse and dozens of severe weather events, including several tornado outbreaks.
Simpson is no stranger to Minnesota. His sister’s family resides in Buffalo, so he’s excited to now call the Twin Cities home. Steve’s an avid follower of politics, which may explain why in his free time he enjoys going to the theatre. Also, you’ll catch him spending his free time boating, in season.