Ken Simmons

Ken Simmons.

  • Entertainment-industry journalist with more than 20 years of experience
  • Member, National Association of Black Journalists
  • Works as a writer for ABC News, New York
  • Produced Grammy Awards broadcasts sanctioned by the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences 


Ken Simmons is a former writer for ThoughtCo who covered rhythm and blues (R&B), soul, and pop music for four years. Ken has more than two decades of experience as a writer, editor, and interviewer creating content for television, radio, print, and the web.

Based in New York City, Ken works as a freelance writer for ABC Newsthe New York Celebrity page of The Examiner and TheLoop21. He covers R&B and pop music for publications like ContentlyNewsle, and The Boombox; and has interviewed hundreds of recording artists including Mariah Carey, Usher, Beyonce, and Alicia Keys.

Ken's experience in local and syndicated broadcasting is extensive; having produced weekly segments and premiere specials for national radio syndication companies such as MJI Broadcasting, Sony Warner Radio Networks, and American Urban Radio Networks. He has also served as a celebrity talent broker for programs on KISS-FM and WBLS radio stations in New York City. Ken is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.


Ken received a Masters of Science (M.S.) degree in Broadcast Journalism from Columbia University, and a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Broadcasting from the City University of New York, Queens College.

Awards and Publications

ThoughtCo and Dotdash

ThoughtCo is a premier reference site focusing on expert-created education content. We are one of the top-10 information sites in the world as rated by comScore, a leading Internet measurement company. Every month, more than 13 million readers seek answers to their questions on ThoughtCo.

For more than 20 years, Dotdash brands have been helping people find answers, solve problems, and get inspired. We are one of the top-20 largest content publishers on the Internet according to comScore, and reach more than 30% of the U.S. population monthly. Our brands collectively have won more than 20 industry awards in the last year alone, and recently Dotdash was named Publisher of the Year by Digiday, a leading industry publication.

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