Brandon Simmons Biography, Age, Image, Wife, Facebook, Twitter

Brandon Simmons is a Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in technology and general assignment reporting. He is a multi-skilled journalist at WKYC where he has worked since 2011…

Brandon Simmons (Journalist) Biography

Brandon Simmons is a Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in technology and general assignment reporting. He is a multi-skilled journalist at WKYC where he has worked since 2011. Not only does Brandon work in Cleveland, but he was also born and raised in Maple Heights, an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland.

Brandon is a 2011 graduate of Cleveland State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in digital media and a 2017 graduate of Kent State University with a master’s degree in public relations. A self-proclaimed “utility man” of the newsroom, Brandon helps out in many areas.

Positions he has held include database manager for election coverage and school closing systems, videographer, special projects editor, and most recently, multi-skilled journalist, reporter, and drone pilot.

As a multi-skilled journalist, Brandon often works alone and is responsible for the shooting, writing, editing and then reporting the daily news for evening newscasts.

Brandon’s role also involves the continued training of other journalists at WKYC, teaching them shooting techniques, advanced editing and workflow management.

Some of Brandon’s favorite stories to cover over the years included travel to Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2012. He also played key roles in WKYC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.

While Brandon enjoys covering the latest tech and education stories, there is no subject he can’t handle.

Contact Brandon Simmons at brandonsimmons@wkyc.com and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

Brandon Simmons (Journalist) Age

Brandon Simmons is a Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in technology and general assignment reporting.

He is a multi-skilled journalist at WKYC where he has worked since 2011. Not only does Brandon work in Cleveland, but he was also born and raised in Maple Heights, an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland.

His pieces of information about the birth date, place of birth are unknown, but stay ready for the update soon

Alumnus Brandon Simmons covers CSU Block Party for WKYC

As a multimedia journalist for WKYC-TV, Cleveland State University alumnus Brandon Simmons frequently travels across the Greater Cleveland region. On September 19, he had an opportunity to return to his alma mater to shoot live coverage of CSU’s 50th Anniversary Block Party — and discovered much about campus had changed.

“When I was a student, the transformation at CSU was just starting,“ Simmons told ENGAGED. “We didn’t have a new Student Center. We still had the University Center and Viking Hall. Now campus looks more like a destination…. it has more of a college feel.”

He started at CSU as an accounting major, but ultimately switched to digital media to pursue his longtime interest in audio and visual technology.

In the fall semester of his senior year, Simmons began an internship with WKYC-TV Channel 3. That internship would become a part-time job that spring and a full-time job after graduation.

As a multimedia journalist, Simmons acts as a reporter and photographer, writing, editing and producing web content for his own stories. He credits his media technology teachers at CSU, including instructors John Ban and Rick Pitchford, for helping to prepare him for his career.

“I’m a CSU alum and that’s something to be proud of,” Simmons said. “There are tons of good things going on at the University.”

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Brandon Simmons is a Multi-Skilled Journalist/Reporter at WKYC in Cleveland, Ohio, specializing in technology and general assignment reporting.

He is a multi-skilled journalist at WKYC where he has worked since 2011. Not only does Brandon work in Cleveland, but he was also born and raised in Maple Heights, an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland. His pieces of information about Marriages is unknown but stay ready for the update soon

WKYC’s Brandon Simmons kicks off summer reading rally with Maple Heights students

The 2007 graduate of Maple Heights High School returned to his old school district to tout the benefits of reading

Summer reading – kids may howl about it, but studies prove that reading during summer break keeps children’s grades from slumping when they return in the fall.

And that’s why WKYC reporter Brandon Simmons recently returned to his old stomping grounds, the Maple Heights city schools, to help kick off a summer slide prevention program called “Kids Read Now.”

Simmons, who attended Maple Heights schools and graduated in 2007 from Maple Heights High School, was a featured speaker at two high-energy reading rallies designed to inspire the city’s elementary-aged students to read all summer long.

Accompanied by high school cheerleaders, band musicians, dancers, and even varsity football players, Simmons talked to students at John F. Kennedy School about the importance of reading over the summer.

From there, the group marched across the parking lot and right into another reading rally at nearby Abraham Lincoln School.

“Don’t take the summer off from reading. That was my biggest message to them,” said Simmons, who now is a regular reader of bedtime stories to his two little ones.

Being part of the festivities was like going home, said Simmons, whose mom is a teacher’s aide at John F. Kennedy School.

He was introduced at the rally by Laura Netzband, his former first- and second-grade teacher.

The hoopla kicked off a summer-long partnership between Maple Heights schools and the Cleveland Kids’ Book Bank. Each child was allowed to select six books to take home, provided by the book bank – a significant number, since research shows that reading just six books during the summer can keep a struggling reader from regressing.

Students who read and report all six books over the summer will be invited to run out on the football field at the first varsity home game. More importantly, they will not fall behind while school’s not in session, said book bank Executive Director Judy Payne.

What’s innovative about the Kids Read Now the pilot project is that parents will report to the school district, via text, email or website, when their children finish a book. “It’s a way to keep connected” with families over the summertime, said Maple Heights literacy coach Rae Smedley.

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