Sasha Horne, a 28-year-old Washington, D.C.-based journalist who most recently covered technology and trends for the RIA Novosti news agency, will appear on ABC’s murder mystery summer series “Whodunnit?”
According to a release,”Whodunnit?” is a series that puts 13 amateur sleuths’ skills to the test in a mystery reality competition. Players will use crime scene techniques to uncover evidence in a series of puzzling murders and ultimately reveal who among them is the killer. Players will form alliances, while others will choose to go it alone to win the grand prize. Each week players must solve a new crime to advance in the game. Failure to solve the crime will lead to a player’s demise, until only three are left. In the final episode, one player will unmask the killer and take home the $250,000 prize.
Sasha got her start in news with the help of NBC4 Anchor Angie Goff. “Sasha Horne was my first intern and she left some HUGE shoes to fill,” Angie wrote in a blog post. “I was so proud of her.”
Sasha says the internship wasn’t easy, including working abominable hours of 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. Monday through Friday. “Keep in mind at that time I was still working full time from 9-5 and I had grad school three evenings a week,” she wrote in a post. “The deadlines were real. As an intern I helped research and produce Angie’s daily morning segment as well as helping to respond to the SLEW of RSVP’s she’d receive for various community events. Anyone who knows Angie knows how much giving back is important to her, so managing her calendar was quite the task! Did I make mistakes, yes. Was it hard? You bet! But that’s all a part of learning and growing.”
After the internship, Sasha moved on to help produce at CNN and had an on-air gig in North Carolina. She also made appearances on TV and radio and covered politics in Atlanta.
The series premiers on June 22 at 9 p.m. ET on ABC.
Who are the 13 competitors Sasha will compete against?
Adrianna, 40, an on-air crime reporter from Oklahoma City, OK
Cris, 27, a business manager from Costa Mesa, CA
Dana, 39, a cardiac registered nurse from Asheville, NC
Don, 62, a P.I./former homicide detective from Santa Clarita, CA
Dontae, 27, a marine insurance investigator from Long Beach, CA
Geno, 33, a quiz master at bar trivia from Chicago, IL
Kam, 30, an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security from New York, NY
Lindsey, 27, a senior engineer from Boston, MA
Melina, 29, a flight attendant from Chicago, IL
Ronnie, 42, a private detective/bounty hunter from Kenilworth, NJ
Sasha, 28, a journalist from Washington, DC
Sheri, 28, a bartender and former NFL cheerleader from Los Angeles, CA
Ulysses, 30, an attorney from Mechanicsburg, PA