Kami Simmons

Multi-Media Journalist

Kami joined WREX in March of 2019 as a Multimedia Journalist. She comes to us from Viacom mass media company with BET, where she was their Digital and Interactive International producer before making her way to Rockford.

She was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Washington, D.C. alongside her fraternal twin sister, who is an entertainment producer. Her background is in Theatre Arts. After interning and working for a number of broadcast and media companies, including a local news channel in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Kami decided to make the move to journalism.

“As long as my career continues to allow me to live out loud and create my own wave, I’ll be just fine!”

She believes that she was created to create and that is what being involved in the media and broadcast journalism industry allows her to do.

Kami recently graduated from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City, where she earned her master’s degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. She also has her bachelor’s degree from Kalamazoo College in Theatre Arts, Media Studies and Economics.

She has done work with CNN, HLN, REVOLT TV and the Voice of America. While in D.C., she worked in the East Wing of the White House for the Office of First Lady Michelle Obama on her policy team. She helped with the Let Girls Learn Initiative and the local DC, Maryland and Virginia high school girl mentoring and leadership program.

If you have any story ideas, tips or recommendations for fun things to do in or around the Rockford area, feel free to let her know!

Little known facts about Kami:

  • Kami enjoys creating content on her blog and YouTube channel. She loves all things entertainment, technology, lifestyle, fashion and beauty.
  • She loves Moroccan food.
  • She also loves to read, travel, search the web and spend time with her family and friends.
  • Her favorite holiday is Christmas and you may just catch her listening to some holiday hits during the early months of fall.
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