IS A REPORTER AT THE ROANOKE TIMES, WHERE SHE COVERS FRANKLIN COUNTY.
Franklin County is a rural county of 56,000, known as the moonshine capital of the world. Casey covers the government, schools and people in the county. Recently, she has made agriculture an area of focus. Casey spent the better part of 2018 reporting on a struggling tobacco farm, one of just a handful left in Franklin County. To read Casey’s work, click here.
Casey held internships at The Philadelphia Inquirer and The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C.
She is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and remains a committed Orange basketball fan. While at Syracuse, Casey served as Editor in Chief of The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper of Syracuse, N.Y. During her tenure, the paper was awarded Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker awards for best all-around student newspaper in print and online.
During her senior year, Casey was selected as a Remembrance Scholar, one of the university’s highest honors. Each year, 35 seniors are chosen each year to represent SU students killed in the 1988 Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Casey has fostered a love of journalism her entire life (there’s a photo of her at age four reading a newspaper to prove it) and is always looking to learn more and better her skills. If you are interested in getting in touch, you can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org.