Aynae Simmons

Aynae joined the 59News team since late August of 2021.

She was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. Aynae attended the Manchester High School Specialty Center for Mass Communications in Midlothian, Virginia. She graduated from Bluefield College in 2021 with a degree in Communications with a concentration in Modern Media. During her time at Bluefield, she played on the Women’s Basketball team and was elected the Student Government Association President. Aynae wrote for the school newspaper, “The Rampage”, and later became the Social Media Manager. She is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

Aynae completed two internships, one with a governmental public relations firm (David Bailey Associates) in Richmond, Virginia before a Quintern internship with WVVA located in Bluefield, West Virginia.

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