Rhea-Simone Auguste

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Award-winning Trinidad and Tobago journalist Rhea-Simone Auguste.

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.

Career history[edit]

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;[1] interviews with America's Next Top Model Eva "the Diva" Marcille Pigford,[2] Jade Cole and McKey Sullivan.

Auguste also secured entertainment exclusives with Jamaican artiste Tessanne Chin and Digicel Rising Star winners (Trinidad and Tobago edition) Erica Samuel[3] and Kay Alleyne.

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[edit]

Auguste was awarded the inaugural Camsel/Media Association Award of Trinidad and Tobago LUMEN award for her in-depth child abuse feature stories[4][5] in 2008 – "Protecting Children's Basic Rights".

Soon after, Auguste took home a local Pan American Health Organization award for her work on health and nutrition.[6]

In late 2008, she copped 4 prestigious regional Pan American Health Organisation Awards for excellence in health reporting[7] and in 2009 she was hosted by the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy for her contribution to regional food security reporting.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Auguste, Rhea-Simone (June 21, 2008). "Vanessa Williams". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010. [dead link]
  2. ^ Martin, Cedriann J (December 25, 2008). "The Year in WOMAN". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010. [dead link]
  3. ^ Auguste, Rhea-Simone (August 9, 2008). "Pride of Manzanilla : Erica Samuel". Trinidad and Tobago Express. Retrieved May 5, 2010. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Lawyer at first Lumen Awards: Media can help protect children". Catholic News. July 13, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Express tops media awards". Trinidad and Tobago Express. July 9, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010. [dead link]
  6. ^ "'Express' writers win big". Trinidad and Tobago Express. September 19, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010. [dead link]
  7. ^ "Media Awards for Excellence in Health Journalism, awarded by Pan-American Health Organization". Positivetourism.com. November 14, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010. 
  8. ^ "Top awards for Nation journalists". Banglaclub. November 9, 2008. Retrieved May 5, 2010.