Taj Simmons joined 10 News as a reporter and multimedia journalist in January 2019. He comes to WSLS from Spectrum News North Carolina, where he reported from the Raleigh newsroom. Taj covered a wide range of subjects during his two years with the 24-hour cable news station, including Confederate statue protests at the University of North Carolina and Hurricanes Florence and Michael. Before he made his way to the East Coast, Taj spent two years reporting for another channel 10—KTTC in Rochester, Minnesota. While with KTTC, Taj covered several presidential candidates leading up to the 2016 Iowa Caucus. Taj graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a double major in Journalism and Media/Cinema Studies. A native of Oakland, California, Taj enjoys discovering new and old music, watching baseball and exploring the outdoors.