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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
Frozen vials of the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine are taken out to thaw.
Francisco Seco / APScience and Health

President Biden Says It's A Pandemic For The Unvaccinated

Olympic swimming pool at the Tokyo Aquatics Center.
Eugene Hoshiko / APSports

U.S. Swimmer Becca Meyers Withdraws From Paralympics Over COVID Rules

Passenger waiting in an airport for their flight.
Charlie Riedel / APU.S.

FAA: More Than 3,500 Reports Of Unruly Passengers This Year

A woman walks past a closed store in Sydney.
Rick Rycroft / APScience and Health

COVID Cases On The Rise In Australia

Woman holding the queue card after Brisbane was announced as 2032 Summer Olympics host.
Toru Hanai / Pool via APSports

Australia To Host 2032 Olympic Games In Brisbane

Japanese players celebrate a run scored by Minori Naito.
Jae C. Hong / APSports

Japan Tops Australia In Softball As Delayed Tokyo Games Open

Blue Origin's New Shepard rocket launches
Tony Gutierrez / APScience and Health

Blue Origin's Bezos Reaches Space on 1st Passenger Flight

An inflatable boxing kangaroo sits in the dugout as members of the Australian women's softball team
Jae C. Hong / APScience and Health

COVID Concern Grows As Virus Spreads In Olympic Village

Surgeon General Dr. Vivek Murthy.
Susan Walsh / APScience and Health

U.S. Surgeon General Worried About Virus Spread, Misinformation Online

Sen. Jeff Merkley, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and former Georgia State Rep. Stacey Abrams listen to voters during a roundtable.
Ben Gray / APPolitics

Infrastructure Bill Could Include Voting Measures

The Olympic rings float on a barge ahead of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Charlie Riedel / APSports

Japan Preps For Olympics After Yearlong Delay

A Microsoft computer is among items displayed at a Microsoft store in suburban Boston.
Steven Senne / APU.S.

Biden Administration Blames China For Microsoft Hack

Medical staff prepares a syringe with a COVID-19 vaccine.
Michel Euler / APScience and Health

Protesters In France Rally Against Mandatory COVID Vaccination Pass

Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker.
Charles Rex Arbogast / APU.S.

Illinois To Require Asian American History Be Taught In Schools

Democratic members of the Texas legislature at a news conference at the Capitol in Washington
J. Scott Applewhite / APPolitics

Texas Senate Passes Election Bill, Stalled With Dems In D.C.

President Joe Biden
Evan Vucci / APPolitics

Senate Democrats Reach $3.5T Budget Agreement

A sign warning of COVID-19 dangers remains in place outside a state office building in Jefferson City, MO.
David A. Lieb / APScience and Health

Concerns Over Hospital Space As COVID-19 Cases Spike In Missouri

Supporters gather on the street as Dems from the Texas Legislature arrive by bus to board a private plane headed for D.C.
Eric Gay / APPolitics

Texas Dems Flee State To Stall GOP Elections Bills

People gather outside a COVID-19 hospital in Nasiriyah, Iraq,
APScience and Health

Death Toll Reaches 94 In Fire At Iraqi Coronavirus Ward

Voters line up outside a polling place.
LM Otero / APPolitics

Texas Republicans Advance New Voting Restrictions

Ed Wellard, from Withington, tapes bin liners across offensive wording on the mural of Manchester United
Peter Byrne / PA / APSports

Police Investigate Racist Abuse Of Three England Players

Vials of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine
Pfizer / APScience and Health

Pfizer To Discuss COVID-19 Vaccine Booster With U.S. Officials

U.S. Army Gen. Scott Miller, the U.S.'s top general in Afghanistan
Ahmad Seir / APU.S.

Top U.S. Commander To Exit Afghanistan Amid Taliban Surge

Zaila Avant-garde, 14, from Harvey, Louisiana is covered with confetti as she celebrates
John Raoux / APU.S.

Zaila Avant-garde Wins 2021 Scripps National Spelling Bee

Rescue workers search in the rubble at the Champlain Towers South Condo, in Surfside, Fla.
Gerald Herbert / APU.S.

Recovery Efforts Begin At Site Of Collapsed Condo

Cameron Kinley
Instagram / @ck3thethrillSports

Naval Academy Graduate Allowed To Pursue NFL Career

President Joe Biden.
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

President Biden: Damage Appears Minimal From Massive Ransomware Attack

Rubble and debris of the Champlain Towers South condo
Matias J. Ocner / Miami Herald / APU.S.

Surfside Death Toll Hits 46 As Enters 14th Day

A sign sits in front of the Tyson Foods plant in Waterloo, Iowa
Charlie Neibergall / APLife

Tyson Recalls 8 Million Pounds Of Chicken Over Potential Contamination

Donald Trump, left, his chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg, center, and Donald Trump Jr., right
Evan Vucci / APU.S.

Trump Organization CFO Surrenders Ahead Of Expected Charges