Simone Boyce

Simone Boyce was a general assignment reporter for KTLA 5 News. She left the station in May 2018.

Original bio:

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
  • Eidan Cortez is seen in a photo posted to a GoFundMe page.

    Family ID’s 3-Year-Old Boy Fatally Struck by Vehicle While Walking With Mother in South L.A.

    Family members on Monday identified a 3-year-old boy who was struck and killed by a vehicle in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles the previous evening. Eidan Cortez was walking with his mother on a sidewalk in the area of West 92nd and South Figueroa streets around 5 p.m. Sunday when, according to a woman who witnessed the crash, a driver lost of control of the vehicle and hit the child. She said the force of the collision […]

  • The scene in Woodland Hills where police discovered possible explosives inside a vehicle suspected to be stolen is seen here just hours later on May 20, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    10 Homes Evacuated in Woodland Hills After Police Find Possible Explosives in Car

    About 10 homes were evacuated in a Woodland Hills neighborhood Sunday after police said they found four possible explosive devices in the trunk of a car during a traffic stop. Bomb squad members detonated one of the devices and, as of 4:45 p.m., were still investigating the other three, said Los Angeles Police Sgt. Marlon Lindsey of the Topanga Station. The devices appeared homemade. Police stopped the car on the 101 Freeway near Fallbrook Avenue about 10:30 a.m. after a […]

  • Riverside City College Student Diagnosed With Tuberculosis; Testing Urged for 200 Others: Public Health Officials

    Riverside City College students are being urged to get tested for tuberculosis after a student was diagnosed with an active case of the illness, county health officials announced this week. The student, who has not been identified, is recovering after being treated, according to a news release posted on the Riverside County Public Health Department’s website. County health officials are working with the school to identify any others who may have been exposed to the illness. To that end, a […]

  • Crews respond to a fire in San Bernardino on May 15, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Downed Power Lines Injure 2 Firefighters in San Bernardino

    Two firefighters were injured when a power line came down as they were responding to a blaze in San Bernardino Tuesday night. A caller reported a burning big rig in the 4000 block of North E Street about 11 p.m., San Bernardino County Fire Department Capt. Steve Tracy said. Crews responded within 5 minutes and discovered the flames were threatening several nearby apartment buildings. As the firefighters were protecting the structures and dousing the big rig fire, some nearby power […]

  • Police investigate an armed robbery at a Walgreens in Anaheim on May 11, 2018. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    4 Suspected in Armed Robbery in Custody After Pursuit From Anaheim to Compton; 1 Sought

    Four of five people suspected in an armed robbery in Anaheim have been taken into custody after leading authorities on a pursuit to Compton Friday morning. Officers responded to an armed robbery call at the Walgreens located in the 100 block of South State College Boulevard about 2:45 a.m., Anaheim Police Department Sgt. Ryan Tozzie said. Three men and a woman entered the store where one of them pulled out a gun and demanded money from the register, Tozzie said. […]

  • A Styrofoam container is seen in this undated file footage from KTLA.

    Long Beach Bans Plastic Foam Containers to Promote Environmental Sustainability

    Plastic foam containers, commonly referred to by the brand name Styrofoam, have been banned by the city of Long Beach in its efforts to have retailers, restaurants and other vendors run their businesses with more environmental sustainability. Simone Boyce reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on May 5, 2018.

  • Gubernatorial candidate John Cox, left, and Assembly candidate Bill Essayli load boxes of signatures for the gas tax repeal initiative. (Credit: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times)

    California GOP Gubernatorial Candidate Delivers Signatures for Initiative to Repeal Gas Tax Hike

    GOP gubernatorial candidate John Cox strolled up to the stack of 12 boxes in front of the Los Angeles County registrar-recorder’s offices in Norwalk on Monday and placed his hands on top of his party’s hope for success in 2018. The boxes, stacked four across and three high, contained 211,000 signatures for an initiative to repeal recent increases in California’s gas tax and vehicle fees. Cox says the effort has gathered more than 940,000 signatures from registered voters to put the measure on […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal hit-and-run in Venice on April 19, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Sleeping in Venice Alley Way Fatally Struck by SUV: LAPD

    A man sleeping in an alley way in Venice was fatally struck by an SUV early Thursday, authorities said. Officers responded to the scene near Ocean Front Walk and Wavecrest Avenue around 1:30 a.m., according the Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD and L.A. Fire Department officers discovered a man in his 30s who was hit while asleep in a sleeping bag, Sgt. Jeff Lovick said. The victim, who apparently died of blunt force trauma, was declared dead at the scene. […]

  • Porter Robinson & Madeon perform on the Coachella Stage during at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio on April 23, 2017. (Credit: Christopher Polk / Getty Images)

    Police Using Army of Drones to Boost Security at Coachella in Wake of Las Vegas Massacre

    A small fleet of drones began to buzz overhead Thursday monitoring traffic and perimeters for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. With 125,000 people expected daily and an increased camping area and footprint, the festival dwarfs its host city, Indio. In the wake of the killing of 58 at a Las Vegas music festival, Indio police and 14 other local and federal agencies will have more eyes than ever on the crowd thanks to the aerial surveillance. “Drones will be flying over watching […]

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