Morning television has gotten better with, JNN’s Simone Absalom. Simone anchors the weekday newscast inside the Caribbean which airs at 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Inside the Caribbean is the only morning newscast giving you your daily dose of regional news and weather.
The body of work she has done includes in-depth analytical stories on the rise and fall of the banana industry, the impact of the Spanish hotels on the Jamaican economy and the effect of climate change on the islands coral reefs.
While negative statistics and stories about young people permeate the news, Simone, through a number of stories is working to put the power in the hands of young people allowing them to speak up about topics they care about. By so doing young Jamaicans realize that their voice matters and that they can make a difference.
She is probably best known for her commitment to community. Simone has a heart of gold and has worked assiduously to raise funds and clothing for the mustard seed community. She has also spearheaded a number of projects in the inner city community of Waterhouse in which she resides including feeding programmes for the elderly/ shut-ins, Christmas and back to school treats, wheel chair giveaways, home work program and youth counseling.
Simone, a graduate of the University of the West Indies Mona was short-listed for the prime minister youth award for journalism in 2009.
She won the coveted governor general achievement award in 2010 .