About Tim Fitzsimons
Tim Fitzsimons is a New York City-based reporter covering LGBTQ news for NBC Out, the LGBTQ destination of NBC News.
He holds a Master of Arts in Politics Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He previously worked as a Washington reporter for Marketplace radio and as a producer and reporter at NPR.
As a print reporter, Tim has written about an HIV prevention pill, a port in Oman, prisoner art classes at Guantanamo Bay, discriminatory banking practices in American immigrant communities, and Syrian refugees in Lebanon. During the 2016 election, he polled over 10,000 GBTQ men and wrote a data story on their political opinions and voting preferences. That work won the NLGJA Excellence in Blogging award.
As a radio reporter, Tim covered the effects “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” had on soldiers and their partners, a national goose problem, the business of mead, poison gas attacks in Syria, the Arab World tech industry, contractor labor abuses, and floods in South Carolina.
Tim is also a graduate of the Poynter Institute's Drone Journalism School and a FAA-certified commercial drone pilot (which means he can legally operate your flying cameras for newsgathering purposes).
Tim is a graduate of Tufts University, where he studied International Relations.