ABOUT

Simone specializes in bridging the gap between entertainment and news, using the arts and artists as a vehicle to explore greater societal issues.

 

FOX 5 NY culture reporter Simone Boyce is a two-time Emmy-nominated TV reporter, anchor, and producer with over four million views on You Tube. In 2015, Simone debuted her own half-hour show – “Simone in the City” – which she hosted and executive produced in the number one media market. Appearing live on FOX 5 NY’s nightly news and nationally syndicated to FOX affiliates, she covers a wide range of cultural news topics — from Hamilton to the 2016 presidential election.
 

Simone specializes in bridging the gap between entertainment and news, using the arts and artists as a vehicle to explore greater societal issues. After witnessing the popularity of the WGN America series “Underground,” Simone wrote and produced a documentary about the little known history of the Underground Railroad in New York City. As an old rape case began to overshadow “The Birth of a Nation” and its star Nate Parker, Simone examined the unique challenges facing black female moviegoers. Following President-Elect Donald Trump’s victory, Simone gathered reaction from women on both sides of the aisle in New York City. She’s covered landmark breaking news events like Hamilton’s transition to Broadway as well as the death of David Bowie and Prince.

On her first night in New York City, she nabbed an exclusive with Leonardo DiCaprio and, since, has interviewed the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Taraji P. Henson and Hugh Jackman to name a few.

Within weeks of starting at FOX 5, Simone hosted a half-hour special and became the only reporter with a franchise segment on the ten o’clock news. On her first night in New York City, she nabbed an exclusive with Leonardo DiCaprio and, since, has interviewed the likes of Jennifer Lawrence, Brad Pitt, Tom Cruise, Bradley Cooper, Taraji P. Henson and Hugh Jackman to name a few. In the summer of 2015, she hosted and executive produced an innovative, half-hour weekend program called “Simone in the City,” featuring unconventional celebrity interviews, things to do and places to see in New York City. Whether attempting stand-up comedy or tackling her paralyzing fear of heights, Simone is always up for a challenge in the hopes of inspiring others to live life to the fullest.

In the summer of 2015, she hosted and executive produced an innovative, half-hour weekend program called “Simone in the City,” featuring unconventional celebrity interviews, things to do and places to see in New York City.

Prior to joining the news team at FOX 5 NY, Simone embarked on global press tours as a national entertainment correspondent on EPIX. While there, she followed the cast of “Star Trek: Into Darkness” around the world and interviewed the cast of “The Hunger Games” trilogy in London, Hollywood and San Diego Comic Con. Whether on the red carpet or cosplaying with her fellow geeks, this Comic Con veteran immerses herself in any setting with a can-do, down-to-earth attitude (she’s been known to attend press junkets dressed head-to-toe as a superhero). But her geek cred doesn’t stop there — Simone was previously the face of GameStop, where she connected with gamers nationwide, reporting on news and hot releases.

A captivating storyteller, writer and producer, Simone has attracted an avid fan base that actively engages her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube — where she’s known for her enthusiasm and expertise on matters of pop culture.

She first developed her writing, editing, producing and reporting skills at the University of Florida, where she received a degree in broadcast journalism and hands-on training at the school’s WUFT news affiliate. Training at this top-ten journalism program paved the way for her distinguished career in entertainment news and afforded her the well-rounded skill set that she brings to the newsroom every day. A captivating storyteller, writer and producer, Simone has attracted an avid fan base that actively engages her on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube — where she’s known for her enthusiasm and expertise on matters of pop culture.
A voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association, she regularly contributes film reviews and award season coverage to FOX News Channel, has anchored several live shows on FOX 5 — including “Good Day New York,” “Friday Night Live” and “New Year’s Eve in Times Square” — and currently holds a recurring role as a news reporter on Netflix’s Emmy award-winning series “Orange is the New Black.”