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Simon Kaufman


Simon Kaufman writes and produces for "Morning Rush." Before joining Newsy, he worked for the Big Ten Network and NBC Sports. He's a Colorado native, but that did not properly prepare him for Chicago's winters. When he's not in the newsroom, he's biking around the city in search of Chicago's best ice cream.

Recent Work
Hot dogs and buns

Why Do Hot Dogs And Buns Come In Different Counts?

A view of Chicago, Illinois
Kamil Krzaczynski / APWorld

How Do Sister Cities Work?

A man sleeps
Jorge Saenz / APScience and Health

Why We Dream

A robotic arm tends to plants
Eric Risberg / APBusiness

The Robots That Are Coming For Our Jobs

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Congress Moves To Avert Partial Government Shutdown

The U.S. Capitol building in Washington, D.C.
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Reconciliation Bill Proposes Fining Companies For Violating Mandates

Licensed vocational nurse Angeline Gabuten administers the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

Pfizer Asks FDA To Approve Vaccine For Kids Ages 5-11

A nurse loads a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine.
Rogelio V. Solis / APScience and Health

Workers Claim Religious Exemptions To Avoid Vaccine

Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks speaks during a briefing at the Pentagon in Washington.
Andrew Harnik / APU.S.

Pentagon Announces How It Will Address Sexual Assault

A Florida college student receives a COVID-19 vaccine.
Marta Lavandier / APScience and Health

Florida COVID Cases Drop As Vaccinations Increase

North Port police vehicles
North Port Police Department / APU.S.

Officials Believe They've Found Gabby Petito's Remains; Fiancé Missing

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Gen. Mark Milley Says Calls To China 'Perfectly' Within Duties

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez wears a dress that reads "tax the rich" on it.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez / TwitterEntertainment

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Met Dress: 'Tax The Rich'

President Joe Biden arrives to board Air Force One.
Evan Vucci / APWorld

President Biden To Speak To United Nations General Assembly

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting in Moscow, Russia.
Alexei Druzhinin / Sputnik / APScience and Health

Vladimir Putin Will Self-Isolate Due To Virus Cases In Circle

A recently painted mural of Ahmaud Arbery.
Sarah Blake / APU.S.

Ex-Prosecutor In Arbery Case Booked, Released From Jail

Demonstrators hold signs protesting El Salvador's adoption of Bitcoin as a legal national tender.
Salvador Melendez / APBusiness

El Salvador Struggles With Bitcoin National Currency Rollout

Firefighters make their way through rubble after terrorists crashed airliners into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001.
Shawn Baldwin / APScience and Health

Study: Early 9/11 Responders More Likely To Develop Lung Disease

Caldor Fire burns at the Sierra-at-Tahoe ski resort in Eldorado National Forest, California.
Noah Berger / APU.S.

Crews Battle Tough Conditions As California Wildfire Nears Lake Tahoe

Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri.
Amanda Andrade-Rhoades / APPolitics

Afghanistan Withdrawal Sparks Political Finger Pointing In Congress

A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine.
Robert F. Bukaty / APScience and Health

NYC Teachers Rally Against Vaccine Mandate

Migrants waiting to cross into the United States.
Elliot Spagat / APPolitics

U.S. Supreme Court Orders 'Remain In Mexico' Policy Reinstated

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer
David Eggert / APU.S.

1st Sentence To Be Handed Down In Michigan Gov.'s Kidnap Plot

Children in a Florida school wearing face masks to guard against COVID-19 infections.
Lynne Sladky / APU.S.

Florida School Face Mask Debate Goes Before Judge

Detective Steve Hobb searches for possible victims at Cache Creek Mobile Home Estates
Noah Berger / APScience and Health

Wildfire Smoke Is Destroying Cities' Air Quality

Hillsborough County Superintendent of Schools Addison Davis speaks to the media before the first day of school.
Chris O'Meara / APScience and Health

Florida School Board Mandates Masks Amid Outbreak

School buses line up for students outside Audubon Park Elementary School.
John Raoux / APScience and Health

Florida School District To Consider Mask Mandate

A pharmacy technician loads a syringe with Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine,
Robert F. Bukaty / APScience and Health

U.S. To Recommend COVID Vaccine Boosters At 8 Months

President Joe Biden
Manuel Balce Ceneta / APWorld

President Biden Facing Pressure On Afghanistan Collapse

Internally displaced Afghans.
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

Activists Worry About Future For Afghan Women Under Taliban Rule