Simon Tran is a producer for Community Engagement and Events at WBEZ, where he produces live podcast tapings, community conversations, membership and newsroom programming. He works with the Community Engagement and Events team to put on creative and dynamic events from start to finish, working with reporters, producers, cultural and art organizations, and other (public radio) storytellers at WBEZ and around the country.
A native of Washington State, Simon previously worked at cultural and art institutions such as Seattle Arts & Lectures, KCTS 9, Seattle Art Museum, and the University of Washington’s Department of Communication’s Civil Rights Pilgrimages. His interdisciplinary background led him to give museum tours, work at a public television station, and travel to Peru and the U.S Deep South to learn about arts politics and the Civil Rights movement, respectively.
Simon earned his B.A in Drama Performance and the Comparative History of Ideas, with a Diversity minor at the University of Washington in Seattle. He started his career in Chicago as an intern at WBEZ. He also was previously an Assistant Producer for The Moth in Chicago and a Project Inclusion Fellow at Chicago Sinfonietta. Outside of work, Simon can be found performing improv, storytelling, and stand-up around the city.