Sydney Simone is a reporter and multimedia journalist for the CW39 Houston Morning Show. In 2019, Sydney started her broadcast career at KTAL NBC 6/ FOX 33, one of Nexstar’s affiliate stations in Shreveport-Texarkana. This young and creative talent covered news and sports for the ArkLaTex region.
Sydney is new to the Houston area. She calls herself a “Midwest girl adopted by the South”. The open-minded and inquisitive journalist was born in Detroit, Michigan, raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Purdue University in Indiana. So, she’s no stranger to climate change.
Before getting her start in television, Sydney created and hosted a radio broadcast show called the “College Playground” on a new and upcoming platform known as “Stationhead”. This show highlights collegiate athletes and their life experiences on and off the field. As a former athlete, Sydney’s was passion is sports. However, the news business took her down a different lane and quickly swept her off her feet. So far, Sydney says the broadcast industry is home, but “news” is where she belongs at this moment.
This community-focused journalist emphasizes her commitment to building trustworthy relationships with the local viewers through her storytelling skills. Sydney says trust starts with transparency. She believes that effectively conveying a message will not only strengthen personal credibility but can also build rapport in the community. In addition, Sydney says she’s excited to learn and embrace herself in the Houston culture.
Among other things, Sydney Simone is a part of two well-known organizations, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, and the National Association of Black Journalists.
When Sydney isn’t out in the community covering stories and you can find her enjoying a great meal and vibing to a good playlist. You can also reach Sydney at ssimone@CW39.com or connect with her on social media.