Kai Simonsen

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Kai Simonsen is a helicopter reporter for WNYW In New York City. Simonsen joined the station in 1999, as the station's first full-time helicopter reporter. Since his debut on WNYW, Simonsen has reported many high-profile events and functions, including the death of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and the September 11, 2001, attacks in New York City. In 2009, WNBC and WNYW entered into a helicopter sharing agreement which put Simonsen back on the airwaves at the NBC station where he began his career. He can now be heard on the NBC and Fox owned television stations in New York City.

He has come under scrutiny after the release of the video which shows the second plane impacting the south tower of the World Trade Center. A well-adept video compositor, Simonsen has been accused of live-editing the videos to show an impact which according to his critics, never actually took place. The validity of the accusations has not been confirmed.

Before joining WNYW, he was a helicopter journalist for WNBC and covered their Live at Five newscasts.


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