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Pat Simon



Pat Simon co-anchors the 5, 6, and 10 p.m. news on KRIS 6.

Pat is an award-winning journalist who believes in community first, and always.

He tells real stories about real people making a difference in our neighborhoods.

For more than 20 years, Pat has reported on numerous events affecting communities in West Virginia, Louisiana and North Carolina.

He is passionate about making connections in our communities, listening and finding solutions for viewers. In fact, some of his groundbreaking investigations have led to legislative action, like his in-depth reports on water and ground contamination from an abandoned toxic site in North Carolina, to a series of reports on the dangers of cyberbullying. Those reports led to tougher cyberbullying laws and shined the light on new efforts to protect children in schools.

Some of Pat’s most cherished stories center around helping veterans and their families, and honoring them by telling feature stories that salute their courage and sacrifice. He will continue that coverage in our KRIS 6 “Veterans In Focus” series.

Pat has covered stories about politics at all levels, the human tolls after devastating storms like Hurricane Katrina, the only surviving World War II Medal of Honor recipient, the Columbia space shuttle tragedy and live, non-scripted coverage of the capture of a south Louisiana serial killer.

Pat takes pride in his 30 years of military service in the Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve).

Lt. Col. Pat Simon wrapped up his military career in 2018, after serving as an instructor at the Command and General Staff Officer College.

Pat is an avid runner who achieved his lifelong goal of qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon. He’s also a foodie who loves to cook a good gumbo (a natural for a Louisiana native, right?).

Pat is honored to call the Coastal Bend his new home and looks forward to hearing from you and being a part of this wonderful community.

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