Erin Simonek

Erin Simonek

Assignment Editor/ Digital Content Producer

Erin started at 19 News as an intern and has worked as an assignment editor and digital content producer since February 2019. She is a senior at Kent State University studying broadcast journalism and public relations. Erin has held positions at Kent State's award-winning television station, TV2 as a reporter, anchor, producer and digital director since fall of 2016. She is the current News Director of TV2, managing 200+ student journalists. Erin's passion for storytelling started early on, with her two favorite classes being 'Journalism' and 'Broadcasting' at North Royalton High School. In 2016, she placed top-20 in the Miss Ohio Scholarship Program. When she's not busy working in a newsroom, Erin enjoys traveling, cooking and spending valuable time with her friends and family.

Education:

  • Kent State University

Recent Articles by Erin

  Multiple suburbs throughout Cuyahoga County to get electronic scooters

79-year-old man and 11-year-old grandson carjacked outside of Cleveland home

ALDI to celebrate Mayfield Heights grand opening Thursday

Summit County mosquitoes test positive for West Nile Virus

Canton woman dies after allegedly being shot in the head by roommate

  Cleveland selects four companies to bring electric scooters back to the city

  Sunny Side Up: Does open carry induce panic?

OVI sobriety checkpoint planned for this week in Ohio

  Students in Cleveland area return to school; traffic concerns could put kids in danger

78-year-old Garfield Heights woman charged for feeding stray cats will not face jail time

Vermilion church hosts vigil in efforts to end gun violence

Angelina Jolie makes appearance at Ohio City’s Market Garden Brewery

  Commuter Cast for Tuesday, August 6

Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson to host 36th annual ‘Night Out Against Crime’ event

Cleveland East 6th Street southbound traffic to be restricted Tuesday

  Gov. DeWine addresses gun violence, mental health following Dayton shooting at Ohio Statehouse

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo adding one more weekend of annual Asian Lantern Festival

American Airlines donating $75k to Dayton, El Paso communities after mass shooting

Swensons Drive-In giving away gift cards for 85th anniversary

Dayton Dragons game postponed after mass shooting

Free haircuts, school supplies offered at charity event in Cleveland Monday

Vehicle fire on I-71N in Medina County causes lane closures, severe delays

Ben Carson, Ivanka Trump postpone visit to Youngstown in wake of Dayton shooting

78-year-old Garfield Heights woman sentenced to jail for feeding stray cats may get another chance

  1 dead, more than 100 displaced after apartment complex fire in Parma Heights

Cleveland Public Library to celebrate 150 years with Street Festival celebration

Air quality alert issued for Northeast Ohio counties

Dollar General to host two grand openings in Cleveland this Saturday

Portman, Brown announce plans to rename Sandusky NASA facility after Neil Armstrong

University Circle to host free Apollo 11 Moon Landing party Saturday