Sasha-Ann Simons has been named host of “Reset” (11am-1pm) at Chicago Public Media news/talk WBEZ (91.5). Simons joins from American University news/talk WAMU Washington (88.5), where she has been serving as a national correspondent. Her first day at WBEZ will be Dec. 14. 

“It is a great honor to host ‘Reset’ and a huge responsibility I don’t take lightly,” Simons said in a statement to Chicago media reporter Robert Feder. “I’m excited to make Chicago my new home and to explore the region with curiosity and affection.”

Simons succeeds Jenn White, who was named host of the NPR nationally syndicated program “1A.” Justin Kaufmann has been serving as temporary host since June.