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Sasha-Ann Simons

Sasha-Ann Simons reports on race and identity at WAMU. Before assuming that role in February 2018, she was the station’s housing and urban development reporter.

A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Simons comes to Washington, D.C. after working as a radio and television host, reporter, and producer at WXXI News, the PBS and NPR member station in Rochester, New York. During her tenure there, she earned a New York State Associated Press award for Best TV Feature, and a New York State Broadcasters Association award for Best Locally Produced TV Show. Simons was also a contributing reporter for PBS Newshour.

Simons spent her formative years in Toronto, Canada. She studied broadcasting at Ryerson University, where she received a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She worked in various Toronto newsrooms, including CityTV and Global Television Network.

When she’s not on the air, Simons enjoys spending her time with family, exploring new recipes in the kitchen and sightseeing all over the DMV.