New Year, New Reels
As a reporter, a reel is the best way to show off what you’ve been working on.
Here’s a look at the stories I produce, write and report on a daily basis.
And this is a compilation of highlights from the show that I host and executive produce – Simone in the City.
SAG Award Winner Simone Boyce – That Can’t Be Right
In May I received a big surprise by mail – a very official looking certificate alleging I am a SAG Award Honoree. Me? A reporter winning an award for acting? Impossible. Let’s rewind, shall we? I played a reporter in episodes six, nine and ten of season three of the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black.” At the 2016 SAG Awards the cast took home the award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series for the second year in a row. Awards are dolled out for performances in a specific episode and my blink if you miss it cameo happened to be in the episode that won, so I guess that makes me a winner, or at least an honoree as the certificate says. Hurray!
Two Time Emmy Nominee
This year I became a two-time Emmy nominee for my work on a special from 2014 – The Hard Rock Rocks Times Square: St. Mary‘s Tribute To Nick Cannon. I received my first Emmy nomination on a Broadway: Up Close special I hosted in 2014. Next year’s post will read “Three Time Nominee, First Time Emmy Winner.” I’m putting it out there now so it happens.
An Entertaining Election Year
An election year is an exciting time for journalists, even entertainment journalists like myself. I’ve always been interested in American history, government and politics, and this year I’ve found several opportunities to integrate my love of pop culture into political news coverage.
I was on the ground in Harlem with Rosario Dawson as she campaigned for Bernie Sanders
I examined the trajectory of entertainers, like Donald Trump and Arnold Schwarzenneger, who enter the conservative political arena