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Friday, December 21, 2018

Steve Simon returns to CW39 KIAH as news director

After leaving Houston for Dallas, Steve Simon has returned to CW39 KIAH as news director for the new local version of Morning Dose with Sharron Melton (formerly of abc13 KTRK).

"Yes , I’m back," Simon told "News Director at the place I first walked in many years ago. Glad to be back in Houston."

No doubt, Simon has a history with the currently-owned Tribune owned station (soon to be a Nexstar Media Group after being sold).

Back in 2013, you might have read on my blog, that Simon was leaving KIAH where he was at the time serving as NewsFix executive producer, to expand the anchor-less newscast as news director for sister-station KDAF Dallas.

Now Simon has returned to where he started in Houston as an anchor/reporter back in the KHWB 39 days when the station re-booted its newscast in 2000.

Before H-Town, Simon worked at WSVN Miami, WHNT Huntsville, Alabama, WCMH Columbus, Ohio and WFXL Albany, Georgia. He is a graduate of the University of Texas and earned a masters in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

I was curious if Simon would bring back his award-winning commentary segment, Simon Says. He tells me at this point that is not in the plans as his focus is making the station's new local morning show the best that it can be.

By the way, TV newsers and KPRC 2 viewers will definitely recognize Simon's wife, former channel 2 anchor/reporter Lisa Baldwin.

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