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David Scott Simon

David Scott Simon is a journalist, author, and celebrity spouse. David Scott Simon is the host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. Meanwhile, he is also known as the husband of  Alison Berns, an American actress.

Early Life and Childhood

On the 16th of March of 1952, David Scott Simon was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States of America. He is currently 71 years old as of 2023 and has a birth sign of Pisces. In addition, he belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity and holds American citizenship.

Ernie Simon and Patricia Lyons are the names of his parents. His father was a comedian while his mother was an actress by profession. Meanwhile, he had a sister who died at a young age. Simon was raised in major cities throughout the United States and Canada, including Chicago, New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Montreal, Cleveland, and Washington, D.C.

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Caption: David Scott Simon with his mother (Source: The Today Show)

Additionally, his father was Jewish, and his mother was Irish Catholic. His father died when he was 16, and his mother later married Ralph G. Newman, an American Civil War scholar and author who ran the Abraham Lincoln Bookshop in Chicago.

Coming to his academic background, he graduated from Nicholas Senn High School in 1970.

Professional Career

David Scott Simon began his career by working for various media organizations. In 1997, he began working for NPR as the Chicago bureau chief and worked there for over four decades. He also writes and works in television. Except for a brief period in 1992 and 1993, he has hosted the Saturday edition of Weekend Edition since its inception in 1985.

His career also includes writing and television. He has hosted the Saturday edition of Weekend Edition since its inception in 1985, except 1992 and 1993, when Alex Chadwick hosted the show.

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Caption: David Scott Simon working as a journalist (Source: YouTube)

My Cubs: A Love Story (2017), Home and Away: Memoir of a Fan (2000), Jackie Robinson and the Integration of Baseball (2002), Baby, We Were Meant for Each Other: In Praise of Adoption (2010), about his experiences adopting two daughters, and the novels Pretty Birds (2005) and Windy City: A Novel of Politics (2008) are among his books.

He has hosted several television series and specials, including PBS’s Need to Know from 2011 to 2013. In 1992- 1993, he served as a guest host on BBC World News America, filling in for Matt Frei, and anchored NBC’s Weekend Today.

Simon interviewed Bill Cosby and his wife Camille on the November 15, 2014, episode of Weekend Edition Saturday about a 62-piece art collection they had loaned to the National Museum of African Art.

Alison Berns

Alison Berns is a talented actress and television and radio host. She made her name by herself in the entertainment industry. But, she is also widely recognized as the ex-wife of famous radio host, director, producer, author, and TV personality Howard Stern.

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Caption: Alison Berns holds her book ‘Private Parts’ at a signing in New York in the 1990s (Source: Hollywood Life)

She made her film debut in “Négligée and Underpants Party,” which was released in 1988. The following year, she participated in a festival called ‘US Opens Sores.’ Then, in 1997, she completed her next project, ‘Private Parts,’ which was exhibited. The project was adapted for the big screen from Stern’s book of the same name. She gave up acting in the 1990s to become a teacher.

David Scott Simon – Awards

Simon has received numerous honorary degrees and Peabody and Emmy awards. Willamette University, where he was the commencement speaker that year, awarded him an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters in May 2010. He is a Lincoln Academy of Illinois laureate, having received the state’s highest honor, the Order of Lincoln from the Governor of Illinois in the field of Business, Industry, and Communications in 2016.

Net Worth 2024

Simon’s net worth is measured at around $1.5 million according to online sources. However, he has not provided proper information regarding his exact salary and income. On the other sides, his wife Alison has a net worth of $50 million.

Relationship Status

On the 23rd of November 2001, David Scott Simon married his wife Alison Berns. And, there has been no news of them having a baby. He is currently living happily with his wife Alison, and there has been no news of them having a baby. His wife was previously married to famous radio host, director, producer, author, and TV personality Howard Stern.

Until now, this American journalist has not been involved in any rumors or controversy. Moreover, he has maintained a clean image and a low profile.

Body Measurements

David Scott Simon has a pair of blue eyes with black hair color. However, there is no other information regarding his height, weight, dress size, shoe size, and others.

David Scott Simon – Social Media

On his Twitter page ‘@nprscottsimon’ there are over 1 million followers. Besides this, he is not present on Facebook and Instagram.