Katie Simpson is a General Assignment Reporter for CP24. Simpson can be seen around Toronto interviewing newsmakers in the GTA and getting reaction to the top stories of the day from Torontonians. As a reporter, Simpson has been with Torontonians through numerous events including the loss of NDP leader Jack Layton and the re-election of Dalton McGuinty’s Liberal’s to provincial parliament in 2011.
Simpson became a full time on-air personality for CP24 in June 2011 after three years on the assignment desk as the Senior Assignment Editor and Breaking News Producer. Simpson thrives in a breaking news environment. During her time on the assignment desk, she worked with CP24’s team of producers and remote hosts to navigate some of the biggest stories in Toronto, including the G20 Summit and the 2010 Mayoral Election Campaign.
Simpson’s broadcasting career began at age 19 as an anchor and reporter for AM 980 in London, Ontario. She spent the next four years fine tuning her craft before moving to Toronto to be part of the 680 News team as a reporter, anchor, and editor.
Simpson is proud to be a member of the first graduating class of the innovative Media Theory and Production Program at Fanshawe College and The University of Western Ontario. As a student, she garnered national attention and the Broadcast Educators of Canada President’s Award for her coverage of the 2006 Bandido Biker Massacre in Shedden, Ontario for student run radio FM 106.9 “The X.”
Originally from Oshawa, ON, Simpson now lives in mid-town Toronto. When not chasing news she can be found on the ski slopes and spending time with her dog, “Nubby” who she adopted from the Toronto Humane Society in 2009.