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
  • Beth Deenihan administers a flu shot to a construction worker during a drive-thru flu shot clinic Oct. 2, 2009, in Napa. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    With Unusually High Death Toll, California Flu Cases Reach Peak Levels as Health Officials Urge Getting Vaccinated

    Cases of the flu in California are at peak levels amid an unusually high number of deaths due to the virus this season, state officials said Tuesday as they urged residents to get vaccinated. Across the state, there’s been an increase in the number of flu cases and the count of reported infections appears to be at a seasonal height, officials said. This season, the flu’s death toll of 27 is higher than it’s been in recent years, the Associated […]

  • Blaze Bernstein is seen in a family photo.

    Ivy League College Student From O.C. Vanishes After Going to Meet Friend at Park in Foothill Ranch

    A 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student who came home to Orange County for winter break has been reported missing after he never returned from a visit to Borrego Park, authorities said Friday. Blaze Bernstein was last seen about 11 p.m. Tuesday after he entered the park, which is located in the Foothill Ranch community of Lake Forest, according to a news release from the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. Bernstein drove to the park — located near the Foothill Ranch Library […]

  • A video tweeted by @Cali_Funk1 shows a police shooting in Huntington Beach on Sept. 22, 2017.

    Fatal Police Shooting in Huntington Beach That Was Caught on Video Is Deemed Justified by OCDA

    The fatal police shooting of a 27-year-old man in Huntington Beach that was captured on multiple cellphone videos last year was deemed justified by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office. Dillan Tabares died Sept. 22, 2017, after being shot by Officer Eric Esparza outside a 7-Eleven. Video taken by witnesses at the scene showed an officer firing at Tabares seven times after a struggle. Tabares apparently punched and kicked the officer, who described the man as having “super strength,” Orange […]

  • People line up outside a recreational marijuana store in West Hollywood on Jan. 2, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Recreational Marijuana Sales Bring Long Lines to West Hollywood Dispensary

    In the first day of recreational marijuana sales in West Hollywood, the mood was celebratory and the line was long. A crowd of about 80 people stood outside MedMen’s Santa Monica Boulevard location on Tuesday, willing to wait as long as 45 minutes for their chance to buy marijuana from a retail storefront without a prescription. “I’m glad I got to experience the feeling, the moment” of purchasing marijuana from a store, as opposed to acquiring it “other ways,” said […]

  • Georgia running back Sony Michel scores the game-winning touchdown in the second overtime of the College Football Playoff semifinal on Monday at the Rose Bowl. (Credit: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

    Rose Bowl: In Historic Game, Georgia Defeats Oklahoma in Double OT

    In 103 Rose Bowls before Monday, only two teams had rallied to win after being down double digits at halftime. Georgia, with a freshman quarterback trading passes with a Heisman Trophy-winning fifth-year senior, didn’t seem built to become the third. So much for history and reputations. In the first overtime game in Rose Bowl history, No. 3 Georgia advanced to the Jan. 8 national championship game against No. 4 Alabama in Atlanta by rallying for a 54-48 victory over No. 2 Oklahoma in front of 92,844. […]

  • Rose Parade Preparations Underway in Pasadena

    Preparations were underway for the Rose Parade in Pasadena Sunday. Simone Boyce gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the Donate Life float to be featured during the Tournament of Roses on New Year’s Day. She reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 31, 2017. This is the America I know. Paul Owen’s daughter Melissa died three years ago on Christmas Eve. Melissa was an organ donor. Janie Harshaw’s (left) daughter Yolanda received Melissa’s heart. The families are friends now […]

  • Police investigate a deadly hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles on Dec. 25, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Left to Die After Being Struck by South L.A. Hit-and-Run Driver on Christmas

    A woman was left to die after being struck by a hit-and-run driver in the Baldwin Hills/Crenshaw neighborhood of South Los Angeles on Christmas Day. The crash occurred about 9 p.m. in the 4100 block of South Crenshaw Boulevard. A black four-door Nissan Murano struck a woman in her 50s and left the scene without the driver rendering any aid to the victim, Los Angeles Police Department Sgt. Adams said. A witness to the incident who did not wish to […]

  • Last-Minute Holiday Shopping Sees Long Lines, Extended Store Hours Across SoCal

    Shoppers were on the hunt for last-minute gifts across Southern California in the last days before Christmas on Dec. 23, 2017. Simone Boyce reports from Valencia for the KTLA 6 News at 6 on Dec. 23, 2017. Erin Myers reports from the Glendale Galleria for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 23, 2017.

  • Firefighters watch flames as the Thomas Fire approaches homes on December 12, 2017 in Montecito, California. (Credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

    271,000-Acre Thomas Fire, 50 Percent Contained, Still on Course to Become California’s Largest Wildfire on Record

    A wildfire that has devastated swaths of Southern California could become the largest wildfire in the state’s modern history, but authorities had “good news” on Monday night, saying the Thomas Fire is 50 percent contained. The Thomas Fire, the biggest of a number of blazes in California, is currently the state’s third largest since reliable records began in 1932, with 271,000 acres burned as of Monday night. The largest, the 2003 Cedar Fire, destroyed 273,246 acres. Authorities said Monday evening they do […]