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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
President Joe Biden speaks from the Treaty Room in the White House.
Andrew Harnik / APWorld

Protesters Urge President Biden To Take Action

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas
Jacquelyn Martin / APPolitics

U.S. Faces "Serious Challenge" At Southern Border

A proof of vaccination sign is posted at a bar in San Francisco.
Haven Daley / APScience and Health

San Francisco To Require Vaccine Proof At Indoor Venues

A mural on a fence is displayed at United Fort Worth,
LM Otero / APPolitics

Census Data Kicks Off Redistricting Efforts

Michael Spavor, director of Paektu Cultural Exchange, talks during a Skype interview in Yanji, China.

China Sentences Canadian To 11 Years In Case Tied To Huawei

Taliban fighters stand guard at a checkpoint in Kunduz city, northern Afghanistan.
Abdullah Sahil / APWorld

Taliban Seizes Three More Provincial Capitals In Afghanistan

Texas Democrats, as they continue their protest of restrictive voting laws, at the Capitol in Washington
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

TX GOP House Speaker Signs Arrest Warrant For Dems

Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson stands next to a chart displaying COVID-19 hospitalization
Andrew DeMillo / APScience and Health

Arkansas Governor Says Just 8 ICU Beds Free In State

The U.S. Capitol building
Alex Brandon / APPolitics

Senate Set To Vote On $1.2T Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill

Firefighters battle a blaze in Evia, Greece.
Petros Karadjias / APWorld

Massive Fire Rages Through Greek Island, Prompts More Evacuations

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Infrastructure Senators Brush Off Criticism From Left, Right

Police officers stand guard outside a court Friday, July 30, 2021, in Hong Kong
Vincent Yu / APPolitics

China Criticizes U.S. Offer Of Refuge For Hong Kong Citizens

A Lebanese army soldier stands next to a rocket launcher placed on a pick up truck that was used by Hezbollah to fire rockets
Mohammad Zaatari / APWorld

Hezbollah Says It Fired Rockets After Israeli Airstrikes

a woman applauds a speaker during a rally in Boston protesting housing eviction.
Elise Amendola / APPolitics

New Eviction Moratorium Faces Legal Challenge

An Israeli firefighter works to extinguish a fire caused by rocket fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory
Ariel Schalit / APWorld

Israel Launches Airstrikes On Lebanon In Response To Rockets

NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Michael Conroy / APSports

Report: NCAA Fails On Gender Equity, Undervalues Women's Basketball

Fields burn following a hit by a rocket fired from Lebanon into Israeli territory
Ariel Schalit / APWorld

Israel Responds After 3 Rockets Launched From Lebanon

Julian Boyce, 14, receives his first Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination at NYC Health + Hospitals/Harlem.
Richard Drew / APScience and Health

COVID Cases Spiking Among U.S. Children

Woman gets a COVID-19 PCR test.
Marta Lavandier / APScience and Health

Newsy Overview Of The COVID-19 Data

Vitaly Shishov, leader of the Kyiv-based Belarusian House in Ukraine.
Human Rights Center Viasna / APWorld

Leader Of Belarusian Exile Group Found Dead In Ukraine

The American Flag flies at half staff on Capitol Hill in Washington.
Alex Brandon / APU.S.

2 More Officers Who Responded To Jan. 6 Capitol Attack Dead By Suicide

May 17, 2021 file photo from  Tiki Bar on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Kathy Willens / APScience and Health

New York City Requiring Vaccination Proof For Indoor Activities

People from a coalition of housing justice groups protesting evictions.
Michael Dwyer / APPolitics

Evictions Expected To Spike As Moratorium Ends

Coach Laurent Landi embraces Simone Biles, after she exited the team final
Gregory Bull / APSports

Simone Biles To Return For Balance Beam Finals

Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, center, speaks with Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., left.
J. Scott Applewhite / APU.S.

Senate Unveils $1T Infrastructure Bill

Tampa Bay Bucaneers Super Bowl Ring
Tampa Bay BucaneersSports

Tampa Bay Buccaneers Get Super Bowl Rings

A Welcome Back sign at a Chicago elementary school.
Shafkat Anowar / APU.S.

Chicago To Require Face Masks In Public Schools

Dancers perform during the opening ceremony in the Olympic Stadium
Petr David Josek / APSports

Opening Ceremony Kicks Off Delayed Olympic Games

Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged vehicle which was firing rockets in Kabul.
Rahmat Gul / APWorld

Pentagon Officials Detail Taliban Advancement In Afghanistan

Zeng Yixin, Vice Minister of China's National Health Commission
Mark Schiefelbein / APScience and Health

China Rejects W.H.O. Plan For Further Virus Origins Study