Brandon Simmons is a multi-skilled journalist at WKYC where he has worked since 2011.
Not only does Brandon work in Cleveland, he was born and raised in Maple Heights, an inner-ring suburb of Cleveland.
Brandon is a 2011 graduate of Cleveland State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in communications with a focus in digital media and a 2017 graduate of Kent State University with a master’s degree in public relations.
A self-proclaimed "utility man" of the newsroom, Brandon helps out in many areas. Positions he has held include database manager for election coverage and school closing systems, videographer, special projects editor, and most recently, multi-skilled journalist, reporter and drone pilot.
As a multi-skilled journalist, Brandon often works alone and is responsible for shooting, writing, editing and then reporting the daily news for evening newscasts.
Brandon’s role also involves the continued training of other journalists at WKYC, teaching them shooting techniques, advanced editing and workflow management.
Some of Brandon’s favorite stories to cover over the years included travel to Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions in 2012. He also played key roles in WKYC’s coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland and the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in 2016.
While Brandon enjoys covering the latest tech and education stories, there is no subject he can’t handle.