Simone Boyce
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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 speaks during rally for Alabama state Republican Senator Luther Strange on Sept. 22, 2017, in Huntsville, Alabama. (Credit: Brendan Smialowski / AFP / Getty Images)

    Trump’s Criticism of Professional Athletes Draws Ire Across 2 Sports Leagues

    President Donald Trump came under harsh criticism Saturday from the NFL and some of the NBA’s top players after he blasted prominent athletes for kneeling during the national anthem and refusing to come to the White House, putting himself in the center of a controversy with significant racial and cultural undertones. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell slammed Trump in a statement Saturday morning, calling the President “divisive” for remarks he made at a rally in Alabama Friday night, while one of […]

  • Family of Missing Woman With Alzheimer’s Disease Gather at LACMA Film Screening to Raise Awareness

    The family of Nancy Paulikas, a missing woman with early on-set Alzheimer’s disease, gathered at a film screening at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art to raise awareness about her disappearance. Paulikas disappeared from the museum in October 2016. Simone Boyce reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on September 23, 2017.

  • Alvaro Benitez embraces his family after finding out his deportation would be delayed by a month on Sept. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Father’s Deportation Delayed by 1 Month After Community Outcry

    A Santa Ana father of four U.S. citizens found out Thursday that his deportation would be delayed by a month following a community outcry. Simone Boyce and Sara Welch report for the KTLA 5 News on Sept. 21, 2017.

  • Police gather near the scene of a fatal shooting in Inglewood on Sept. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Shot to Death in Inglewood: Police

    A woman was shot to death in Inglewood early Thursday, police said. Inglewood police responded to a shooting in the 800 block of Victor Avenue about 2:20 a.m. It is unknown how many times the woman had been shot, but she was declared dead at the scene. She has not been identified. Police believe the victim may have been waiting for a ride when she was shot. No further details were available. Police remained at the scene hours later looking […]

  • ‘The Handmaid’s Tale,’ ‘Big Little Lies’ Dominate at 2017 Emmy Awards

    Television’s brightest stars descended on Hollywood for the 2017 Emmy Awards where The Handmaid’s Tale and Big Little Lies won big with multiple awards Sunday night. The Handmaid’s Tale, a series that has become a fan favorite since it premiered in April, took home awards for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series. Eight-time nominee Elisabeth Moss won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series award for her role as Offred in Hulu […]

  • Xanthel Linares is seen in an image provided by family members on Sept. 15, 2017.

    Young Woman Killed in Hesperia Aqueduct Where 3 Died in Similar Crash in March

    A 24-year-old woman who had survived cancer and a kidney transplant was killed when her car crashed early Friday morning into the same aqueduct in Hesperia that claimed the lives of a mother and her two toddlers in March. The crash occurred just after midnight on the Main Street bridge that crosses the California Aqueduct. Family members said Xanthel Linares, 24, had veered into a guard rail before plummeting down into the aqueduct. Linares managed to call her mother from […]

  • A homeless encampment along the Santa Ana River is seen on Sept. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Anaheim Declares State of Emergency Over Growing Homeless Population

    Update: The Anaheim City Council voted unanimously to declare a health and safety state of emergency over the growing homeless population across the city. Previous post: The Anaheim City Council is scheduled to vote Tuesday on whether to declare a state of emergency over the growing homeless population along the Santa Ana River.

  • The airport control tower at Miami International Airport is seen in this file photo. (Credit: iStock / Getty Images Plus)

    Florida Air Travel Starts to Shut Down Ahead of Irma; Flights Canceled at LAX

    Hurricane Irma’s impending landfall in Florida is forcing airlines serving some of the largest airports in America to shutter operations and get out of the way of the powerful storm. Irma has already trashed airports, buildings and roads in the Caribbean. St. Maarten, a major international destination for U.S. and European carriers, was in ruins after the storm. Photos from the Netherlands Ministry of Defense showed its runway covered in sand and widespread damage at its terminal building and jetways. […]

  • Friends of a Sunland couple who lost their home in the La Tuna Fire return to the rubble on Sept. 4, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘A Freight Train Coming at the House’: Son of Couple Who Lost Home in La Tuna Fire Describes Harrowing Moments

    The son of a couple who lost their home in the destructive La Tuna Fire described the fire’s behavior as “a freight train,” and returned to the rubble Monday to try to salvage family memories. Craig Bollesen said he and his parents had little time to prepare before the erratic blaze made its way toward his family home. He had gone to the home in the Shadow Hills neighborhood and began packing items early one morning. He thought things were […]