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Yorkshire-born Simon has presented sports programmes across the country.
Simon returned to his native Hull after a long radio and television career in Sheffield and Leeds.
Initially he oversaw the launch of a new interactive television sports service being piloted in Hull, before landing what many described as his dream job as sports presenter for Look North in East Yorkshire.
Highlights of his broadcasting career so far include being at the first ever Super League game to take place in Paris, meeting and interviewing Nelson Mandela and witnessing Hull City's climb into the Premier League.
He's also commentated on two FA Cup Finals and two Football League finals. He's covered at least twelve Rugby League Challenge Cup finals at Wembley, the Millennium Stadium and Murrayfield. Simon has reported on more than a dozen rugby league internationals including a Great Britain tour to Australia. He has also broadcast from the European Swimming Championships, the Olympic Trials and the World Track Cycling Championships.
Simon out and about
Simon was also on air in Sheffield as the terrible events of the Hillsborough disaster unfolded in 1989.
Simon also has a reputation as a hands-on presenter and was ridden around Cadwell Park in Lincolnshire by Superbike legend Steve Plater at speeds of up to 150 mph. He said: "That was the scariest thing I have ever done for Look North."
Away from work Simon loves to travel the world although on at least two occasions this has seen him take in a top sports event including the Australian rugby league Grand Final.
Simon is can also be heard on Final Score, BBC ONE's Saturday football show.
last updated: 27/01/2009 at 17:19