Pat Simon

Pat Simon re-joined the WOWK 13 News team in August 2023. The award-winning evening anchor previously worked at WOWK from August 2016 to July 2019.

Pat’s television news career began in the 1990s in Baton Rouge covering politics and major stories like the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the capture of a serial killer. Pat continued his career in the mountains of Asheville, North Carolina, where his investigative stories on underground contamination eventually led to remediation.

Pat then moved on to anchor and report in TV markets in northern Alabama and South Texas. His most recent investigative reports on dangerous and fatal wrong-way driving on a busy bridge led to the closure of a number of flawed bridge exits.

He is a passionate advocate for military veterans. His stories on veterans, their families and military history won numerous television journalism awards, including three prestigious Murrow Awards. A combat veteran himself, Lt. Col. Pat Simon served 30 years in US Army (Active, National Guard and Reserve) and retired in 2018.

Pat is a diehard LSU fan (Class of ‘90) and an avid runner. He even checked off an important bucket list item: qualifying for and completing the Boston Marathon (2017).

He is excited to be back among the friendly people of West Virginia and looks forward to meeting you and even taking on the challenging hills during workouts.

Reach out to Pat anytime with your story ideas – including veterans-related stories – by scanning the code or emailing him at

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