Darran Simon Biography – Darran Simon Wiki
Darran Simon was a reporter for The Washington Post. He covered D.C. government and politics for The Post. He previously worked as a senior news writer at CNN, according to a Jan. 30, 2020 announcement from the Washington Post.
Simon began his career at the Miami Herald as a minority affairs reporter. He was education reporter at the Times-Picayune in New Orleans. He also covered crime for the Philadelphia Inquirer and was a general assignment reporter for Newsday before heading to CNN.
He was a 2019 Ochberg Fellow with the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma. He obtained a bachelor’s in history from the University of Rhode Island in 1998 and a master’s in journalism from Northwestern University’s journalism school in 2004.
Darran Simon Age
Darran Simon was 43 years old. He was born in London and raised in Guyana, New York, and New Jersey.
Darran Simon Wife
Darran Simon was married to his wife Karin Pryce. The marriage ended in divorce.
Darran Simon Family
Darran Simon’s parents are Stephen Simon and Jacqueline Simon. His mother is a middle-school teacher and his father, an accountant, is a securities regulator for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority.
Darran Simon Death
Darran Simon was found dead in his apartment on Thursday, April 9, 2020. His death was confirmed in a newsroom memo from Tracy Grant, the Washington Post’s managing editor for staff development and standards, according to the Washingtonian.
The memo announcing his death read: “To our newsroom colleagues. We are deeply saddened to report that yesterday, Darran Simon was found dead in his apartment.
“Darran joined us as a DC government and politics reporter last month from CNN. He made an immediate impact on his arrival. Darran proved himself to be dogged, as when asking Mayor Bowser questions at her daily press briefings, and deeply humane, as when he told the story of a former “Jeopardy” contestant who died of covid-19. He was entrusted to write several of Metro’s coronavirus leadalls, in large part because he worked so well with everyone and because he was a clear and fluid writer.
“Before his stint at CNN, Darran reported for papers including The Philadelphia Inquirer, New York’s Newsday, the Times-Picayune in New Orleans and the Miami Herald. He wrote a variety of stories, from profiles of the people behind the headlines to deep accountability reporting.
“Our sympathy goes out to Darran’s family; we will share information about how best to express your condolences shortly.
“We know this tragic news may be difficult to absorb, especially during a time when we are already under a lot of strain. If you are struggling with your feelings or think you need help, please remember that the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is available to everyone, including your family members. This free, confidential counseling service is available 24/7…”
The Post Guild sent the following email, via the Washingtonian: “All, We are deeply saddened to share that our friend and colleague Darran Simon passed away yesterday. Tracy Grant, Marty Baron and Local editor Mike Semel sent an email out this morning to the newsroom.
“We know this tragic news is difficult to absorb, especially at a time when we are under so much strain. We will do all that we can to provide support in whatever form you need. No story or work assignment is more important than you and your wellbeing. Please lean on us and each other if you need help.
“Here is the Guild’s guide to phone and video therapy, which is free to you and your family through EAP, or can be accessed via Post insurance.
“The national suicide hotline number is 800-273-TALK (8255). There are some highly trained people who answer this line who you can talk to no matter what you’re feeling.”
Darran Simon Cause of Death
Darran Simon’s cause of death was suicide. The Post Guild sent out an email with the National Suicide Hotline number.