For more than a quarter of a century, Simon has been covering major events worldwide for a wide array of leading international broadcasters.
In the late 1980s, he covered the revolutions that brought Communism's collapse in Eastern Europe. From 1991 - 1993 he was based in Moscow and charted Mikhail Gorbachev's demise and Boris Yeltsin's rise.
Based in Washington since 1993, Simon has covered 5 American elections with a 6th just around the corner. He covered the attack on Oklahoma City, the threat to impeach President Bill Clinton, the tragic events of September 11th 2001, the US decision to invade Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Presidencies of George W. Bush and Barack Obama.
Simon's international reporting has taken him to Iraq, Pakistan, India, Brazil, Venezuela, Cuba, Russia, Ukraine, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, South Africa, Sudan, Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and many other countries throughout Eastern and Western Europe.
Here, you'll find a selection of Simon's coverage of history-making events through the years.