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Simone Boyce is an Emmy-nominated news reporter, anchor and producer with over 4 million views on You Tube. As a reporter on the KTLA 5 Morning News, she enjoys covering political headlines and local perspectives on immigration, race relations and the environment. Simone was born right here in Pasadena and is elated to be back home in Los Angeles.

Prior to joining KTLA, Simone appeared as the entertainment anchor at WNYW in New York City. In 2015, Simone debuted her own half-hour show – “Simone in the City” – which she hosted and executive produced in the No. 1 media market. Appearing live on WNYW’s nightly news, she covered a wide range of cultural news topics, from the smash Broadway musical “Hamilton” to the 2016 presidential election.

She anchored several live shows on WNYW, including “Good Day New York,” “Friday Night Live” and “New Year’s Eve in Times Square,” and held a recurring role as a news reporter on Netflix’s Emmy Award-winning series “Orange is the New Black.”

Beyond her on-air work, Simone is an accomplished producer and documentary filmmaker. She is currently developing an original documentary series that explores the science of systemic racism.


Recent Articles
  • President Donald Trump takes part in a listening session on gun violence with teachers and students in the State Dining Room of the White House on February 22, 2018. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    President Trump Suggests Bonuses for Teachers Who Get Gun Training

    President Donald Trump spent Thursday grappling with how to prevent more school massacres and address the gun debate gripping the country, offering solutions such as giving bonuses to teachers who undergo gun training. “These people are cowards. They’re not going to walk into a school if 20% of the teachers have guns — it may be 10% or may be 40%. And what I’d recommend doing is the people that do carry, we give them a bonus. We give them a little […]

  • Photo of Suspect Nikolas Cruz from the Florida high school shooting. (Credit: WPTV)

    Suspect in Florida School Shooting That Left 17 Dead Intends to Plead Guilty, Public Defender Says

    Nikolas Cruz wants to plead guilty so that he can avoid the death penalty and spare a traumatized South Florida community a trial that would recount horrifying details of his mass shooting, a public defender said Friday. “This is an opportunity to put the criminal case behind and help the victims’ families begin to try and pick up pieces of their lives for our community to heal and to figure out how we stop these things from ever happening again,” […]

  • A photo of Karla Villa is seen at a sheriff's news conference on Feb. 15, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    $20,000 Reward Offered in Search for Killer of ‘Completely Innocent’ 15-Year-Old Girl Fatally Shot in Covina Area

    Authorities announced a $20,000 reward on Thursday as they asked for help finding the person who fatally shot a 15-year-old girl as she waited with friends for a party to start in an unincorporated part of Covina last month. Karla Villa, a sophomore at Baldwin Park High School, was hanging out with a group of teenagers on the sidewalk of the 4500 block of North Heathdale Avenue on the night of Jan. 6 when the shooting occurred, according to the […]

  • A man is seen going through a Van Nuys home business he broke into just before he was caught watching porn on the home computer, the family who lives there told KTLA on Feb. 13, 2018. (Credit: Mirizzi Family)

    Man Caught Watching Porn After Burglarizing Van Nuys Home Business, Family Says

    In a bizarre incident that was partially captured on surveillance video, a man who broke into and burglarized a Van Nuys home business stopped to watch pornography on a computer inside, the family told KTLA on Tuesday. The intruder apparently entered the location through a hole and slipped into the hair extension business through a vent Monday night, said Lisa and Steve Mirizzi, who own the business and live in an apartment upstairs. “Last night, I came downstairs to make […]

  • Pastor Sought in Sexual Assault of Girl at Covina Hotel Says He Was in ‘Wrong Place at the Wrong Time’

    Police on Saturday continued to search for a pastor linked to the sexual assault of a girl in Covina after the man released a video saying he was innocent and planned to turn himself in. Police had disseminated surveillance images of a man accused of watching two girls from the parking lot of Vanllee Hotel and Suites Wednesday evening. He allegedly masturbated in his truck before walking inside the hotel, entering the minors’ room, and sexually assaulting one of them. […]

  • Douglas Rivera is shown in a photo released by the Covina Police Department on Feb. 9. 2018.

    Glendale Pastor ID’d as Person of Interest After Man Watches Girls Through Covina Hotel Window, Sexually Assaults Minor

    Police are searching for Glendale pastor who they say matches the description of a man who stood outside a hotel window in Covina watching two minors for more than 30 minutes before forcing his way inside the room and sexually assaulting one of the girls. The incident occurred about 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Vanllee Hotel and Suites in the 1200 block of East Garvey Street, the Covina Police Department stated in a news release. A man seen on surveillance […]

  • Guess's stock price tanked on Jan Feb. 1, 2018, right after supermodel Kate Upton accused the fashion brand's co-founder, Paul Marciano, of sexual harassment. (Credit: CNN)

    Model Kate Upton Accuses Paul Marciano of Sexual Harassment Just Before Guess Stock Prices Tank

    Guess’s stock price tanked Thursday after supermodel Kate Upton accused the fashion brand’s co-founder Paul Marciano of sexual harassment. The company’s shares fell nearly 18% Thursday. It marked the worst day of trading for Guess since 2012. Upton took aim at Marciano on social media on Wednesday. “It’s disappointing that such an iconic women’s brand @GUESS is still empowering Paul Marciano as their creative director,” she wrote in a tweet. “He shouldn’t be allowed to use his power in the […]

  • From left: Bruno Commereuc and his wife, Analayn Revilla, are seen in a photo provided by his family to KTLA.

    $50,000 Reward Offered for Leads in Hit-and-Run Death of Baldwin Hills Chef

    Loved ones gathered at the site where a 52-year-old chef was killed in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run as they and authorities pleaded for information on the vehicle involved on Friday. Bruno Commereuc was riding his motorcycle down Arlington Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood last week, on Jan. 15, when the crash occurred, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Commereuc was struck by a silver Nissan 350-Z that turned left on 54th Street from Arlington Avenue, colliding with Commereuc on […]

  • Cellphone video recorded by a witness shows an altercation between an off-duty LAPD officer, right, and teens in Anaheim on Feb. 22, 2017.

    Orange County DA Will Not Charge Off-Duty Officer Who Fired Gun During Dispute With Teen

    The Orange County District Attorney will not file charges against an off-duty Los Angeles police officer who fired his gun during a videotaped clash with several teenagers in Anaheim last year, officials announced Wednesday. Though District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said the dispute was sparked when the boy pointed out “the inappropriateness” of a “very offensive and derogatory” comment made by Officer Kevin Ferguson, prosecutors determined Ferguson was not working under the color of authority at the time and could only […]