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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
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

U.S. President Donald Trump
Patrick Semansky / APPolitics

Trump Team Soliciting Funds For Legal Fights

Ticketmaster helps fans get their digital tickets ready on their on mobile devices for the Seahawks home opener in 2018.
Stephen Brashear / APEntertainment

Ticketmaster Working On Vaccine Verification Plan For Concerts

Facebook logo on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite
Richard Drew / APPolitics

Facebook, Google Extend Political Ad Bans

Then-Ebola coordinator Ron Klain listens as President Barack Obama speaks to the media in 2014.
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

President-elect Joe Biden Taps Ron Klain As Chief Of Staff

Jeffrey Toobin
CHARLES DHARAPAK / APU.S.

Jeffrey Toobin Fired By The New Yorker

Arizona elections officials continue to count ballots inside the Maricopa County Recorder's Office on Nov. 6, 2020.
Matt York / APPolitics

Arizona Attorney General Rejects Voter Fraud Claims

Utah Gov. Gary Herbert walks through the Capitol rotunda to a COVID-19 briefing, in Salt Lake City.
Rick Bowmer / APSci/Health

Utah's Governor Declares State Of Emergency Over COVID Numbers

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris
Andrew Harnik / APSci/Health

President-elect Biden Announces COVID Task Force

A woman holds her grandson's hand after casting her ballot in-person at the Top of the Park at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Damian Dovarganes / APPolitics

Polls Open As Candidates Make Final Pitches

A man tallies the votes from the five ballots cast just after midnight, Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, in Dixville Notch, N.H.
Scott Eisen / APPolitics

Small New Hampshire Communities Continue Election Day Tradition

In this Sept. 25, 2020, file photo, Tamika Palmer, the mother of Breonna Taylor, right, listens to a news conference.
Darron Cummings / APU.S.

Breonna Taylor's Mother Wants New Grand Jury, Independent Prosecutor

Los Angeles Dodgers pose for a group photo after defeating the Tampa Bay Rays 3-1 to win the baseball World Series in Game 6
David J. Phillip / APSports

World Series Celebration Raises Questions After Positive COVID Test

Poll worker helps voters submit their ballots from the curbside voting line in Washington, D.C.
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

Newsy-Ipsos Poll: 38 Percent Of Voters Have Already Cast Their Ballots

John Ratcliffe testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill.
Andrew Harnik / APPolitics

Iran, Russia Accused Of Election Interference