Tanya Simon Biography
Tanya Simon is an American award-winning journalist, producer, and executive editor at CBS news for the 60 Minutes program. She is also a co-author of the children’s novel Zora and Me, and winner of a Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent.
Tanya Simon Age
Simon was born in New York, United States in 1971. Therefore as of 2022, the journalist is 51 years old.
Tanya Simon Height
Simon stands at a height of 1.6 m, and her weight is about 65kg.
Tanya Simon Family
Simon was born and brought up by her father Bob Simon and mother Francoise Simon in New York, United States. Bob Simon served as a TV correspondent for CBS News mostly covering crises, war, and unrest in 67 nations during his career. Unfortunately, he died on February 11, 2015, in Manhattan, New York at the age of 73 years old unexpectedly in a car accident.
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Tanya Simon Husband
The journalist is blissfully married to her loving husband Dr. Evan Garfein for about eight years. What’s more, is that Dr. Garfein is a plastic surgeon. Without forgetting, Simon met her husband during her college days at Columbia University. Together, Evan and his wife are proud parents to two sons, one of them going by the name Zac Garfein. Simon’s family of four happily lives in New York where she was raised.
Tanya Simon Career
Simon enrolled in 1988 and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University in 1992. She started her career at CBS News as a researcher for 48 Hours in 1996 and rose to an associate producer and then a producer at the news magazine before joining 60 Minutes in 2000. She worked for the broadcast for about 20 years becoming one of the show’s senior producers. Her main responsibilities were overseeing digital content and the production of the spin-off 60 Minutes Sports for Showtime, and part of CBS Corp. During her time at the program she included other significant duties and produced some of the former correspondent Ed Bradley’s most memorable segments. Tanya included coverage of the Duke Lacrosse Rape case that won Peabody and Emmy awards. Additionally, she as well included an examination of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11.
Tanya has also produced the first major TV interview with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Chesley ‘Sully’ Sullenberger. She also had an investigation that revealed how Lance Armstrong used illegal PEDs to win bicycle races. Moreover, Simon’s work has placed her on stories anchored by Anderson Cooper, Steve Kroft, Scott Pelley, Lesley Stahl, and Oprah Winfrey. Simon takes a role previously held by Owens after CBS News parted ways with the show’s previous top executive Jeff Fager. Fager departed after it was clear that he had spoken threateningly to a CBS News reporter. He was looking into allegations of the working culture at the news magazine and the overall news division.
In the bargain, the new duties for both Owens and Simon are part of what is expected to be a series of broader changes taking place at CBS News. President Susan Zirinsky analyzes assignments and anchors in a top-to-bottom review of the division. CBS News confirmed that Judy Tygard was to become an executive producer of 48 Hours, a role previously held by Zirinsky. These are some of the other anchors that Simon works with at CBS News:
Tanya Simon Salary
Simon’s salary is about $70,511 per year.
Tanya Simon’s Net Worth
Simon’s net worth is $1 million. Her primary source is her job as a producer and executive editor at CBS news for the 60 Minutes program.
Social Media Accounts
Simon is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 300 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 267 on Twitter.