Heather Simonsen is a two-time Emmy-winning special projects health reporter for KSL 5 TV. She produced a documentary on the epidemic of drug addiction in Utah, and has expertise in medical, science, family, and social issues.
Besides her television work, Heather is a published author and has appeared in O, the Oprah Magazine, the New York Times, Salt Lake Magazine, Utah Style & Design, the Salt Lake Tribune, and the Deseret News.
Heather put her passion for reading and writing to use on the board of directors of the Salt Lake City Public Library System. She also traveled the country as a spokesperson for the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay.
Heather earned a master’s degree from Brigham Young University and a high-honors bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin where she was a Senior Fellow.
She gives back by emceeing important events, and by speaking at local churches and schools. She enjoys baking, hiking in the mountains, and spending time with her husband and three children.