Keir Simmons

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Keir Simmons
Born (1972-02-22) 22 February 1972 (age 42)
London, England, United Kingdom
Alma mater Goldsmiths College (University of London)
Occupation Journalist

Keir Simmons (born 22 February 1972) is an English journalist. Since August 2012, he has been a correspondent for NBC News.

He was previously UK Editor for ITN' s ITV News, where he covered stories including the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, the 7 July 2005 London bombings and the 2006 death of Russian Alexander Litvinenko. In 2003, he was nominated for a Royal Television Society Award.[1]

Early life and education[edit]

Simmons was born in London, England and grew up in Bristol.

He received a Bachelor's degree from Goldsmiths College, a constituent college of the University of London.


Simmons joined ITN as a reporter for IRN in 1996, before becoming a sometime general reporter on its ITV News service in 1998. While remaining with the organization he intermittently worked for Sky News, 5 News and ITV London's London Tonight. On 30 September 2010, it was announced that he would be promoted from crime correspondent to UK editor.[2]

On 16, 23 and 30 September; 7 October 2011, Simmons guest presented ITV Breakfast programme Daybreak.

On 27 August 2012, he left ITN to join NBC News as a London-based correspondent.

Simmons additionally writes for the Financial Times and works as a facilitator of live debates and events.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Staff (undated). LTW – Annual Programme Statement 2003 and Programme Review 2002 (PDF format). London Weekend Television (via Ofcom). Retrieved 10 September 2013.
  2. ^ Staff (30 September 2010). "Confirmed: ITV UK Editor Announced". TV Newsroom. Retrieved 10 September 2013.

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