Simon Ostrovsky


Simon Ostrovsky is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and a PBS NewsHour Special Correspondent. 

In 2023 Simon was honored with a Dupont-Columbia Award, a National Press Club Award and a citation from the Overseas Press Club of America for his coverage of Ukraine following Russia’s full-scale invasion. He led the first American TV crew into Bucha after its liberation in April of 2022 and produced a series of reports on the atrocities perpetrated during the Russian occupation. Among his latest NewsHour reports are interviews with ex-convicts recruited by the Wagner group and investigations into American companies violating Russia sanctions.

He has also worked as a reporter on CNN Investigations, VICE News, and Coda Story investigations editor. He won a 2013 Emmy as a producer of VICE on HBO. 

Simon has covered the countries of the former Soviet Union extensively throughout his career, where he witnessed four revolutions and two wars as well as the Middle East, where he covered the Iraq War, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He has also  travelled throughout Asia investigating North Korea's economic activity beyond its borders and its practice of selling cheap labor throughout the continent.

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