Simone McKenny grew up in West Philadelphia and attended Central High School (275!). She attended George Washington University. She graduated with a degree in journalism and mass communication.
Simone is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. During her senior year of college, she attended the 2020 CBC UNC Diversity Fellowship, covering a local nonprofit's work to provide healthy food options and education to some of North Carolina's food-insecure communities.
Simone moved to the Shenandoah Valley in August of 2020. She covers Augusta County, Staunton and Waynesboro communities. In her spare time, she enjoys trying out new recipes and watching Lifetime movies. She is a passionate storyteller and is determined to uplift the stories that are often overlooked.