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NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday host comes to Yakima

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YAKIMA, WA - A well known journalist spoke at the Yakima Capitol Theater. Many have heard the voice of Scott Simon broadcasted through NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday.

As a seasoned journalist Simon has reported from all 50 states, five continents, and 10 wars. 

To say the least he has covered a number of issues and interviewed hundreds of people. Simon says, Mother Teresa has by far been the most iconic person he has interviewed.

He adds that covering the Siege of Sarajevo continues to be one of his most treasured assignments. Explaining, that was not the first war he covered, but simply the one he connected with the most.

As Simon shared part of his childhood he states that even at a young age he wanted to chase and report on important issues. As a kid he was a writer from his summer camp newspaper and wanted it to be just like the New York Times.

A piece of advice he gives to journalists is,"This is a profession, where you have to believe that if you keep knocking at doors, at one point one of them will open, and you will get your chance, even if it takes a while."

Simon also talked about the freedom he continues to have being a reporter for this country. Something journalists in other countries like Russia, Mexico, China, and Afghanistan do not have.