Rhea-Simone Auguste (born July 30, 1984) also known as Simmy, is an award-winning print journalist and stand-up comedian in Trinidad and Tobago.
Auguste began her career as a writer contributing to Trinidad's Catholic Newspaper as a Vision reporter at the age of 15. She started a formal career as a reporter with the Trinidad Express in 2003 while still a student at the University of the West Indies pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Literatures in English. Auguste first worked as a fashion reporter and was responsible for numerous exclusive interviews with Trinidad and Tobago's leading designers including Meiling, Heather Jones, Concept Studio and Peter Elias.
While still working as a fashion reporter, Auguste secured exclusive regional interviews for the Woman Express magazine with international actresses Vanessa Williams; interviews with America's Next Top Model Eva "the Diva" Marcille Pigford, Jade Cole and McKey Sullivan.
The transition to "Simmy" took place in 2017 with Auguste taking the stage as a stand-up comedian and comedy writer in Port of Spain.
Awards and honours
In late 2008, she copped 4 prestigious regional Pan American Health Organisation Awards for excellence in health reporting and in 2009 she was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy for her contribution to regional food security reporting.
- Auguste, Rhea-Simone (June 21, 2008). "Vanessa Williams". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- Martin, Cedriann J (December 25, 2008). "The Year in WOMAN". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- Auguste, Rhea-Simone (August 9, 2008). "Pride of Manzanilla : Erica Samuel". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "Lawyer at first Lumen Awards: Media can help protect children". Catholic News. July 13, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "Express tops media awards". Trinidad and Tobago Express. July 9, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "'Express' writers win big". Trinidad and Tobago Express. September 19, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.[dead link]
- "Media Awards for Excellence in Health Journalism, awarded by Pan-American Health Organization". Positivetourism.com. November 14, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.
- "Top awards for Nation journalists". Banglaclub. November 9, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.