Weekend Edition, NPR
Scott Simon hosts his show, Weekend Edition, Saturday mornings on NPR, which is the most popular weekend radio show in America. He also hosts the PBS show, Backstage With . . . and is also one of the hosts of Need to Know on PBS. He has interviewed presidents and people on unemployment lines, celebrities, spies, athletes, artists, musicians and kids on playgrounds. He writes books, including the international best-selling novels Pretty Birds and Windy City. His most recent book is the non-fiction, Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other, a book about adoption. He has covered ten wars, from El Salvador to Iraq in Afghanistan, and won every major award in broadcast journalism, including Emmies, DuPonts, and Peabody awards, but is proudest of winning Chicago’s Studs Terkel Award. He writes semi-annual pieces for the Wall Street Journal and other publications, and won the James Beard Award for an article he wrote for Gourmet on food in war zones. He is married to Caroline Richard, and they have two daughters, Elise and Paulina Simon.
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