Nancy Simpson is the assistant news director for KTTS and Newstalk KSGF. You'll also hear her doing newscasts for Power 96.5 and 106.7 The River.
Nancy Simpson started at KTTS in 1998 under Great Empire Broadcasting Inc. The radio cluster in Springfield is now owned by The E.W. Scripps Co. You can hear Nancy anchoring afternoon drive from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Nancy Simpson has won numerous awards, including Edward R. Murrow Awards for "Hard News Feature", "Breaking News", "Best Newscast", 4 for "Writing" and contributed to 2 National Edward R. Murrow Awards. Nancy has also won several awards from Missouri Broadcasters Association, including 3 for Complete Newscast - winning that very honor in 2015.
NANCY SIMPSON TELLS US ABOUT HER LOVE FOR NEWS AND THE OZARKS
I was first hired at KTTS to write commercials. I returned the next day to say I really wanted to be ON the radio and turned down the job. I was offered one in news a few months later. What a great turn of events!
I love a job that keeps me connected to world around me. I love getting the news scoop first and then quickly sharing it with my community.
I grew up on a pig farm in Clinton, Missouri where I learned the value of a hard day's work. I graduated from Clinton High School and later attended Missouri State University and Southwest School of Broadcasting.
I live in Nixa with my husband, Brian, and two children, Stone and Harper-Jane. We're big St. Louis Cardinals fans and love to catch a game every chance we get!
I'm an adrenaline junkie. I chase tornadoes, am a second-degree black belt in TKD, certified in Wilderness First Aid and am a member of Christian County CERT. I am also a graduate of the Nixa Citizens' Police Academy where I volunteered to be shot with a Taser. Lesson learned!
When our listeners want to know why there's crime scene tape in their neighborhood, why there's smoke in south Springfield, or why they're stuck in traffic on the interstate, they know they can tune in to 94.7 Today's KTTS and get an answer within minutes.