Julia Simon

Julia Simon

I'm a radio journalist from California.

I have worked for APM’s Marketplace, PRI’s The World, NPR News, and BBC News.

I spent two years  reporting in Egypt – one year before the revolution, one year after. I've also reported from Tunisia and Kenya. In 2010-2011 I was a Henry Luce Scholar based in Indonesia where I was an editor, producer and guest host of a weekly radio news show called "Asia Calling".

I recently received a Fulbright Research Grant to study the oil and gas sector in Nigeria.

I speak Egyptian Arabic, Indonesian, and Spanish. I'm working on my French and Swahili.

I love economics, soccer, hiking, and old Hollywood detective movies.

Recent Stories

Global Politics

Obama to address Muslim world from Indonesia

President Obama is in Indonesia today, home of the world's most populous Muslim nation. Tomorrow the President will address the Muslim world at an Indonesian university and reporter Julia Simon reports that there is much anticipation about the same.

Global Politics

Egypt's 'most reliable news source'

When you take rice, macaroni, lentils, and chickpeas, and mix it together with fried onions and tomato sauce, you get koshary. Koshary is also the name of Egypt's newest satirical newspaper, El Koshary Today. Reporter Julia Simon sent this report.

Development & Education

The Cairo scholars

An email list service that's become a lifeline for foreigners living in Cairo is actually run by a professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Reporter Julia Simon met with him.