Angee leads the NETA Content team. Prior to joining NETA she was with KCPT, Kansas City PBS for 24 years starting in programming, becoming an award-winning producer, executive producer, vice-president for TV Production and Creative Services and most recently as vice-president for Engagement and Education.
During her tenure at KCPT, Simmons produced, wrote, and directed a variety of media including promotional materials, interactive web sites, mobile applications, magazine format series, live concert performances and long-form documentaries.
Simmons’ long-form documentary work includes Bad Blood: The Border War That Triggered the Civil War, recipient of two Regional Emmys and a NETA citation for Best Historical Documentary, Tapping Kansas City: A Beer/Love Story, recipient of a Regional Emmy for Special Program, KC to Kanorado: An Uncommon View from I-70, a Regional Emmy award-winning travelogue narrated by Melissa Etheridge, Assembly Required, recipient of a Regional Emmy for Special Program, Homecoming: The Kansas City Symphony Presents Joyce DiDonato, distributed by PBS as part of PBS Arts Festival, and numerous others.
She produced an integrated marketing campaign, interactive website and national engagement for the National Emmy Award winning documentary Be Good. Smile Pretty and following the success began developing engagement strategies for engagement driven content and community conversations around video storytelling. Recently she has led the CPB funded American Graduate initiative, as well as engagement around Ken Burns’ Vietnam.
Simmons has worked with multiple producers – both internally and externally - to provide content, editorial, packaging and marketing guidance. She also mentors student journalists through the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs.
She is the recipient of 10 Regional Emmy Awards (nominated for 23), 6 NETA Awards, The American Association for State & Local History Award of Merit, and numerous other regional, state, and local accolades in content and marketing. Simmons has film and English degrees with minors in education and women’s studies from the University of Notre Dame and is married with two children, Flannery (15) and Finnegan (13).