Ken Simmons is a former writer for ThoughtCo who worked for a little under two years covering topics in music like R&B and pop idols.
For over two decades, Simmons has covered R&B music on a daily basis, interviewing hundreds of recording artists and producing music news reports and weekly CD premiere specials for national radio syndication companies including MJI Broadcasting, Sony Warner Radio Networks, Dial-Global, and American Urban Radio Networks.
At MJI, Simmons produced the annual Grammy Awards R&B radio specials sanctioned by National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences (NARAS). He also produced three separate syndicated programs hosted by National Radio Hall of Fame member Wendy Williams. When Michael Jackson passed away on June 25, 2009, Simmons was one of the first to report the news nationally as the producer of "The Wendy Williams Experience," and he was acclaimed by the New York Daily News for his marathon coverage.
Simmons has also served as a celebrity talent booker for "The Quiet Storm with Lenny Green" on KISS-FM and WBLS radio in New York and an R&B music news writer for ABC Radio.
Simmons received a Masters of Science degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcasting at Queens College of the City University of New York.
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