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Casey Fabris

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. ┬áTo read Casey’s work, click here.

Her work at The Roanoke Times has been recognized by the Virginia Press Association and the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, which named Casey a finalist for the Larry Birger Young Business Journalist Award. In 2019, she was selected for a National Press Foundation fellowship on innovations in agriculture.

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.

Casey has been drawn to journalism her entire life (there are childhood pictures to prove it) and is always looking to learn and better her skills. If you are interested in getting in touch, you can reach her at caseyf412@gmail.com.