Dakota Simon

Dakota Simon joined the News 18 team in September 2017

Title: Sports Anchor/Reporter

Dakota Simon joined the News 18 team in September 2017. He was born and raised in Elkhart, Indiana.

Dakota graduated from Purdue University with a degree in Professional Writing and Mass Communication, and was part of the varsity baseball team while on campus.

While at Purdue, Dakota was a sports reporter and anchor on Fast Track Live, Purdue's weekly student-run TV news show.

Dakota interned with the Gary SouthShore Railcats, where he ran the team's social media accounts and worked with the nightly broadcast team, before joining News 18.

He is passionate about telling sports stories.

A lifelong Chicago Cubs fan, he has been attending games at Wrigley Field since the age of three. His greatest sports memory includes watching the Cubs win the World Series in 2016.

Dakota is blessed to work in a market that showcases the university he loves every day.

He's always open to new story ideas from the Greater Lafayette area!

Recent Posts by Dakota Simon

Ivey, Stefanovic help Purdue pull away, beat Nebraska 75-58

Jaden Ivey scored 15 points, Sasha Stefanovic added 14, and Purdue beat Nebraska 75-58 on Saturday night.

Yelich hits inside-the-park homer, Brewers beat White Sox

Christian Yelich hit his first career inside-the-park homer and walked four times, helping the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Chicago White Sox 8-3 on Thursday night.

Purdue men's cross country wins Great Lakes Regional

The Purdue men's cross country team made history as the first Boilermaker team to win the NCAA Great Lakes Regional title.

Indiana tops Northwestern 34-3, improves to 7-2 in 2019

With a 7-2 record following Saturday night's 34-3 nationally-televised win over Northwestern, the Hoosiers are making their move.

Hamels gets a no-decision against Phillies, Cubs win 8-4

Cole Hamels wasn’t sharp. The Chicago Cubs compensated with power and a solid bullpen effort.

Errors, strikeouts burn Purdue baseball in game 2 loss to Michigan State

Purdue baseball committed four errors over the first four innings and struck out 11 times, a season-high total at home, losing the middle game of its series with Michigan State 5-1 Saturday at Alexander Field.

Red Sox get 10 straight hits in 9-run 3rd, rout ChiSox 15-2

The Boston Red Sox strung together 10 straight hits against White Sox left-hander Manny Bañuelos, ending one hit shy of the major league record during a nine-run third inning in a 15-2 rout of Chicago on Saturday night.

Orioles hit 4 HRs off Nova, beat White Sox 9-1 to end skid

Dwight Smith Jr. hit a three-run homer, one of four long balls off Iván Nova, and the Baltimore Orioles overpowered the Chicago White Sox 9-1 Tuesday night to end a four-game losing streak.

5-run first inning propels Northwestern over Purdue

Senior Maddie Damon pitched one of her best outings this season, but the early Northwestern spurt was too much to overcome as Purdue softball fell to the Wildcats 8-2 on Saturday at Sharon J. Drysdale Field.

Schwarber, Cubs beat Pirates 10-0 in Wrigley opener

First, Brad Brach escaped a tough situation. Then Brandon Kintzler, Randy Rosario and Pedro Strop finished the job.

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