Arts InFocus is a half-hour weekly program that champions arts and culture in the Rochester region and beyond. It is hosted by Sasha-Ann Simons, a radio and television reporter/producer, who also serves as a fill-in host and regular contributor to Need to Know – WXXI’s weekly news and public affairs TV program.
Sasha-Ann Simons joined WXXI in February 2015. A native of Kingston, Jamaica, Sasha-Ann comes to Rochester after spending her formative years growing up in Toronto, Canada. She studied broadcast journalism at Ryerson University and has worked, for nearly a decade, both in front of and behind the camera in various Toronto newsrooms. During her childhood, she performed with a number of Caribbean dance troupes at street festivals and on the big stage. Sasha-Ann is fun-loving and sassy. When she's not on the air, she spends her time with family and exploring new recipes in the kitchen.