IS A REPORTER AT THE ROANOKE TIMES, WHERE SHE COVERS FRANKLIN COUNTY.
Franklin County is known for its long history of moonshine, which Casey has in fact written about. She covers the government, schools and people in the county. That means writing about a proposed natural gas pipeline, churches coming together to battle rural poverty and efforts to bring jobs to the county with a new 550-acre business park, among other things. To read Casey’s work, click here.
Casey is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in magazine journalism and a minor in Spanish. Casey graduated a semester early, in December 2014.
After graduating, Casey interned at The Chronicle of Higher Education in Washington, D.C. She wrote on a number of topics, such as greek life, sexual assault, technology and disabilities.
In the summer of 2014, Casey interned at The Philadelphia Inquirer. Casey was one of two interns on the city desk, where she covered everything from the opening of a beer garden, to a home collapse, to the discovery that the colonial-era ship found beneath the World Trade Center was likely built in Philadelphia.
During her junior year at Syracuse, Casey served as Editor in Chief of The Daily Orange, the independent student newspaper of Syracuse, N.Y. In this position, Casey oversaw the nightly production of the paper and held a position on the Board of Directors. She also responded to many, many emails. During Casey’s time as Editor in Chief, the paper was awarded an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award for best all-around student newspaper in print and online.
During her senior year, Casey served as a Remembrance Scholar, one of the university’s highest honors. At Syracuse University, 35 seniors are chosen each year to represent one of the 35 SU students killed in the Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Lockerbie, Scotland.
Casey has fostered a love of writing for her entire life and is always looking to learn more and better her skills. If you are interested in getting in touch with Casey, please reach out to her via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.