Rod Simons, a Pasco High grad who worked as a broadcast journalist in the Northwest and then Minneapolis-St. Paul, died Monday in Fort Myers, Fla., covering the Minnesota Twins in spring training. He was 56.
Simons graduated from Pasco in 1978 and was inducted into the school’s first Hall of Fame class in 1996.
The nine-time Emmy winner much of his career in the Northwest.
He graduated from Washington State University and worked for Fox Sports Northwest, KOIN-TV in Portland, KIVI-TV in Boise, KVEW-TV in the Tri-Cities and KJR and KVI radio in Seattle, reported The News Tribune.
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He was news director for KSTW-TV in Tacoma and worked with the Mariners and SuperSonics before leaving the Northwest for the Twin Cities in Minnesota.
He is survived by his wife Pam and daughter, Annie.