Taj Simmons


Multimedia Journalist

Taj Simmons is a multimedia journalist who joined WRTV in August 2023.

You might have to stay up a little late to watch him in action, since he mainly reports for the 11pm newscasts.

The Oakland, California native is not a Hoosier by birth, but he is excited to learn all about Central Indiana and tell the stories of the people who make this state feel like home.

Taj brings nearly a decade of TV experience to the WRTV newsroom, most recently with two years at WHO-TV in Des Moines as a reporter and weekend anchor.

While in Iowa, Taj covered numerous presidential candidates on the Iowa Caucus campaign trail, handled extreme weather such as snowstorms and tornadoes, and became a trusted voice for viewers throughout the Hawkeye State.

Prior to his stint in Iowa, Taj reported for WSLS-TV in Roanoke, Virginia and KTTC-TV in Rochester, Minnesota.

Taj graduated from DePaul University (the one with an L in Chicago, not the one with a W) with a double major in Journalism and Media Cinema Studies.

His inbox is always open, both on social media and via e-mail at taj.simmons@wrtv.com.

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