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Award-winning opinion writer Deborah Simmons is a senior correspondent who reports on City Hall and writes about education, culture, sports and family-related topics. Mrs. Simmons has worked at several newspapers, and since joining The Washington Times in 1985, has served as editorial-page editor and features editor and on the metro desk. She has taught copy editing at the University of Maryland at College Park.
An occasional panelist on Roland Martin's “Washington Watch” and Denise Rolark Barnes' “Let's Talk” weekly news analysis cable-TV programs, Mrs. Simmons has also appeared on BET's “Lead Story,” “Real Time with Bill Maher” and Mr. Maher's “Politically Incorrect,” “America's Black Forum,” Fox News' “The O'Reilly Factor,” “The Right Side with Armstrong Williams,” C-SPAN's “Washington Journal,” and “This is America with Dennis Wholey.” She also has been a guest radio commentator on NPR, WAMU, WMAL and WOL.
Mrs. Simmons attended the University of the District of Columbia and Trinity College. She and her husband, who live in Washington, have four children and two grandchildren. Contact Mrs. Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Articles by Deborah Simmons
Mayor Adrian M. Fenty has proposed his plan to right-size an unbalanced budget, which the public scrutinized Tuesday during a D.C. Council hearing at which several lawmakers and stakeholders proposed a host of new taxes and fees. Published November 30, 2010
- High-school graduation rate rises; 'dropout factories' fall
Published November 30, 2010
- Obama-Gray meeting set for Wednesday
Published November 29, 2010
- Charters seek to be first in line for D.C. schools
Published November 29, 2010
- SIMMONS: Charity begins with research
Published November 25, 2010
- Furloughs will be in D.C. plans, union says
Published November 23, 2010
- Taxes, cuts on table for Gray era
Published November 21, 2010
- GAO report: Where did D.C. school dollars go?
Published November 20, 2010
- SIMMONS: Lions fan wants God in huddle
Published November 18, 2010
- Booster clubs for high school sports face Title IX scrutiny
Published November 16, 2010