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
  • Cameron Terrell was identified in a music video by other students. (Credit: InsomniaMusicGroup)

    Palos Verdes High Student Charged in South L.A. Murder Will Study Off-Campus After Parents’ Backlash

    A Palos Verdes High School student charged with murder in an alleged gang shooting will no longer attend classes on campus, instead attending an off-site study program, after parents at the school on Monday protested his attendance. Cameron Terrell, 18, was arrested with two juveniles in an Oct. 1 shooting in the Manchester Square neighborhood of South Los Angeles that left 21-year-old Justin Holmes dead. School officials and Terrell’s family reached an agreement to have him study off-campus after several […]

  • David Kenneth Smith (right) is shown in a photo released by the Orange County Sheriff's Department on Nov. 6, 2017. A cache of loaded guns were found when he was arrested (right).

    Former Student at O.C. University Charged After Allegedly Threatening ‘Killing Spree’ in Videos; Cache of Guns Seized

    A man who allegedly sent a staff member at Soka University in Aliso Viejo threatening YouTube videos where he talked about a “killing spree” has been arrested, Orange County Sheriff’s Department officials announced Monday. On Nov. 1, David Kenneth Smith began exchanging emails with an instructor about disciplinary action taken against Smith over his alleged marijuana use when he attended the university in 2008. Smith, 39, apparently became frustrated over the email exchange and he allegedly emailed the staff member […]

  • No Arrests in Santa Monica Party Bus Shooting That Left Woman Dead

    The fatal shooting of a young mother on a party bus near the Santa Monica pier remained unsolved Sunday with police continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in identifying the perpetrators. The victim, De’Ommie De La Cruz, 28, of Compton, was shot dead early Saturday morning after a dispute broke out between passengers of two buses parked along Ocean Avenue near Colorado Avenue, according to authorities. Two or three men fired guns into De La Cruz’s bus and then fled the […]

  • A car, pickup and motorhome can be seen at the scene of a crash in Santa Clarita on Nov. 4, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Local Woman Dies After City Bus, Several Other Vehicles Collide in Santa Clarita

    At least one person had died and two more were injured in a crash that involved a city bus and several other vehicles in Santa Clarita on Saturday, officials said. The collision was reported around 5 p.m. at the intersection of Golden Valley Road and Sierra Highway, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. The entire intersection was closed in both directions for an unknown amount of time, the California Highway Patrol said. The roadways remained closed around 11 […]

  • Demonstrators from the Refuse Fascism movement march calling for the end of the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump in Los Angeles on Nov. 4, 2017. (Credit: Mark Ralston / AFP / Getty Images)

    Hundreds of Anti-Trump Protesters Rally in Downtown L.A. as 1-Year Anniversary of His Election Nears

    Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of downtown Los Angeles on Saturday to rail against the Trump administration and its policies, but the march was nothing like the huge demonstrations held across the country after last year’s presidential election. The group Refuse Fascism called for protests against Trump in several major cities on Saturday, including New York, Chicago and San Francisco. Some were concerned Saturday’s rally and march — just days before the anniversary of Trump’s victory — would mirror the […]

  • A WWII vet is seen speaking to KTLA on Nov. 3, 2017, about her experiences as a pioneer for other female military members. (Credit: KTLA)

    Female WWII Veterans Are Among Those Remembered in Thousand Oaks Photo Project

    The Americans who fought in World War II were of varying ethnicities, races and genders, and a photo project in Thousand Oaks is paying tribute to all those servicemen and women — including one Navy veteran who wrote about her experiences in the book “Mother Was a Gunner’s Mate.” Simone Boyce reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on November 3, 2017.

  • A person was placed into an ambulance after an hourslong hostage situation at a school in Riverside on Oct. 31, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Parent Who Allegedly Took Teacher Hostage in Riverside Was Shot by Police and Has Died; Victim Safe

    A parent who allegedly took a teacher hostage at a Riverside elementary school Tuesday afternoon, prompting an evacuation and hourslong standoff, was shot by police and has since died, authorities said. The man was taken from the scene on a stretcher and put in an ambulance about 6 p.m. Tuesday after officers entered the classroom where the hostage was held, and an officer-involved shooting occurred, Riverside police said. He later died from his injuries, police said. After being in fear […]

  • Police respond to a home-invasion robbery in Panorama City on Oct. 26, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Victim Opens Fire on Intruders During Violent Home-Invasion Robbery in Panorama City

    One of the victims of a violent home-invasion robbery in Panorama City grabbed a gun and opened fire after several intruders entered the home early Thursday morning. The incident was reported about 2 a.m. in the 8000 block of Broadleaf Avenue, Los Angeles Police Department Officer McLaus said. A man who was in the home at the time told KTLA that between four and seven masked men entered from the backyard and attacked the family inside. Based on the intruders’ […]

  • Actress Lupita Nyong'o attends the Calvin Klein Collection fashion show during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2017 in New York City. (Credit: Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images)

    Lupita Nyong’o Shares Weinstein Story, Hopes to End ‘Conspiracy of Silence’

    Oscar-winning actress Lupita Nyong’o has a Harvey Weinstein story, too. And she’s sharing it in hopes of doing her part to end what she calls in a New York Times op-ed a “conspiracy of silence.” In her piece, Nyong’o recounts several encounters with Weinstein, whom she met while she was still a student at the Yale School of Drama. Two of their meetings bear resemblance to other accounts from the more than 40 women who have accused Weinstein of inappropriate behavior, ranging […]