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Simon Kaufman

Writer/Producer

Simon Kaufman writes and produces for "Morning Rush." Before joining Newsy, he worked for the Big Ten Network and NBC Sports. He's a Colorado native, but that did not properly prepare him for Chicago's winters. When he's not in the newsroom, he's biking around the city in search of Chicago's best ice cream.

  Recent Work
Nathalie Avery, 90, reacts as she gets the COVID-19 vaccine
Wilfredo Lee / The Associated PressSci/Health

CDC Delays Guidance Protocols for Vaccinated People

Vice President Kamala Harris arrives to break the tie on a procedural vote as the Senate works on the COVID relief package
J. Scott Applewhite / The Associated PressSci/Health

Senate Considering $1.9T COVID-19 Relief Bill

Saudi King Salman gives his opening remarks at a virtual G20 summit
Bandar Aljaloud / Saudi Royal Palace via The Associated PressPolitics

President Biden Speaks With Saudi King Salman

A server carries food at a restaurant in California.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / The Associated PressSci/Health

Labor Department Extends Unemployment Benefit Eligibility

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y.
J. Scott Applewhite/The Associated PressPolitics

With 50-50 Split, Senate Leaders Debate on Legislation Voting

A healthcare worker tends to a COVID-19 patient in the intensive care unit at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
 Sci/Health

COVID Deaths Could Hit 500K By Mid-February

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., speaks to reporters during a news conference at the Capitol, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APPolitics

Sen. Lindsey Graham Warns President Trump Not To Pardon Rioters

President-elect Joe Biden leaves The Queen Theater in Wilmington, Del., Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
Susan Walsh / APPolitics

President-elect Biden 'Not Afraid Of Taking The Oath Outside'

In this Thursday, Dec. 10, 2020, file photo, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick yells from the sideline.
Ashley Landis / APSports

NFL Coach Bill Belichick Won't Accept Presidential Medal Of Freedom

A Washington State Patrol trooper talks with members of the Washington National Guard inside a fence surrounding the Capitol.
Ted S. Warren / APPolitics

FBI Warns Of Armed Protests

A pharmacist holds a tray with a syringe containing a shot to be used in the first clinical trial of a potential vaccine.
Ted S. Warren / APSci/Health

CDC Recommends Which Groups Should Get Vaccine First

Dr. Deborah Birx, White House coronavirus response coordinator, leaves the White House Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, in Washington.
Evan Vucci / APSci/Health

CDC To Shorten Quarantine Recommendation

In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine.
Hans Pennink / APSci/Health

Europe Deciding On Vaccine Approval

A nurse is illuminated by a computer monitor as a doctor examines a COVID-19 patient.
Jeff Roberson / APSci/Health

U.S. Reports Over 4M COVID Cases In November

The federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Ind.
Michael Conroy / APU.S.

Murderer Eighth Person Executed by Federal Government Since July

People confront police officers during protests in May in Chicago.
Nam Y. Huh / APU.S.

More Than 50 Protestors Sue Chicago Police

People line up to be tested for the coronavirus at a free testing site Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Seattle.
Elaine Thompson / APSci/Health

U.S. Surpasses 250,000 COVID-19 Deaths

President-elect Joe Biden speaks to reporters as he leaves The Queen theater, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020, in Wilmington, DE.
Andrew Harnik / APSci/Health

President-elect Holds Roundtable With Health Care Workers

Shelves in the paper towel and toilet paper section are depleted at a Meijer Store in Carmel, Ind., Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020.
Michael Conroy / APSci/Health

Some Stores Are Limiting Purchases As Shoppers Stockpile

Travelers check in at the American Airlines terminal at the Los Angeles International Airport on May 28, 2020.
Marcio Jose Sanchez / APSci/Health

LAX To Offer On-Site Rapid Testing

A Boeing 737 Max jet prepares to land at Boeing Field following a test flight in Seattle on Sept. 30, 2020.
Elaine Thompson / APBusiness

FAA Lifts Ban On Boeing 737 Max

Democrat observers confer as they look on during a Cobb County hand recount of Presidential votes on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2020, i
John Amis / Atlanta Journal-Constitution / APPolitics

GA Secretary Of State Says Attack On Mail Voting Cost Pres. Trump

A county election worker scans mail-in ballots at a tabulating area at the Clark County Election Department on Election Day.
John Locher / APPolitics

Trump Campaign Suing Nevada

In this Nov. 9, 2020, file photo, pedestrians walk past Pfizer world headquarters in New York.
Bebeto Matthews / APSci/Health

Pfizer Now Says Vaccine 95% Effective In Final Results

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

President Trump Reportedly Cutting Troop Levels In Afghanistan, Iraq

File photo President Donald Trump listening during an event on Operation Warp Speed in the Rose Garden of the White House.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

NYT: President Trump Sought Options For Attacking Iran

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer speaking during an event
Carolyn Kaster / APSci/Health

Michigan, Washington Tighten Restrictions As COVID Cases Hit 11M

People wade through a flooded road in the aftermath of Hurricane Eta in Planeta, Honduras.
Delmer Martinez / APWorld

Honduras And Nicaragua Brace For Hurricane Iota

President Donald Trump arrives to speak in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Washington.
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Trump Campaign Drops Key Claim in PA Suit, But President Not Conceding

President-Elect Joe Biden
Carolyn Kaster / APPolitics

Republicans Push For President-Elect Biden To Get Intel Briefings