Katie Simon Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.
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Katie Simon

Katie Simon

Supervising Editor, Embedded

Katie Simon is the Supervising Editor for Embedded, which showcases premier enterprise documentary storytelling for NPR and the NPR Network.

Before arriving at Embedded, she was a founding producer of NPR's multi-platform jazz program, Jazz Night in America, and, prior to that, a founding editor at StoryCorps. She also co-created The Scarlet E: Unmasking America's Eviction Crisis (WNYC/On the Media), spent eight delightful months overseeing the TED Radio Hour in an interim capacity (NPR), freelanced for ESPN's 30 for 30 podcast series, and piloted the Well-Read Black Girl podcast (Pushkin Industries).

Simon has produced audio installations about housing instability for the National Building Museum and, through StoryCorps, contributed to exhibitions at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan. She's filed stories from the southernmost tip of Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and with inmate firefighters in eastern Wyoming. She got her start in audio as a reporter in Newark, NJ, and still proudly calls New Jersey her home.

Simon's work has been awarded a Columbia-DuPont silver baton, two George Foster Peabody awards, and multiple Emmy nominations. She holds degrees from Kenyon College and Columbia University's School of Journalism, and completed The Poynter Institute's Leadership Academy for Women in Media.

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Yaël Eisenstat: Why we need more friction on social media

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Stewart Brand reflects on a lifetime of staying "hungry and foolish"

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Hrishikesh Hirway: Finding balance through deconstructing music

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Susan Cain: The glorious complexity of being human

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Gala Marija Vrbanic: How a fashion designer creates clothes for our digital selves

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Holly Herndon: How AI can transform your voice

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Jonna Mendez: A day in the life of a master of disguise

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Rosanne Cash Reflects on Her Life and Legacy

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When it's finally time to have "The Talk"

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What humans can learn from the sex lives of insects

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How city habitats help honeybees to thrive

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Eggs and the genius of bird moms

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David Biello: Are we alone in the universe?

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The whimsical process of creating art

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Why good humor makes for good business

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Why we should use comedy to explain science

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That time when NASA (almost) sent Sally Ride to space with 100 tampons

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How can our relationships with computers be funnier and friendlier?

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What do seaweed and cow burps have to do with climate change?

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Why big manufacturers prevent you from repairing your own stuff

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Alberta Williams King (left) with her son, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and daughter-in-law, Coretta Scott King on September 30, 1958. Al Pucci/NY Daily News via Getty Images hide caption

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Anna Malaika Tubbs: The forgotten mothers of civil rights history

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How can small countries have a global impact?

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The ongoing fight to educate Afghan girls

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TED The Way We Work series. Episode 07: Mentorship is often understood as the older generation passing wisdom on to the younger generation. Patrice Gordon believes there are huge benefits to having the novice teach the master. She shares tips on how to reverse mentor effectively and bridge a changing workforce. Photo courtesy of TED. Courtesy of TED hide caption

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How can we become more competent leaders?

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