Thursday, August 9, 2001

CBS 2 Announces Whitney Casey

Thursday, 8/9/01, 6:25pm CBS 2 Announces Whitney Casey
Last week, we reported that a new reporter would soon be joining CBS 2. After researching on the internet, Brian, a frequent contributor to this website, believed that this new reporter was Whitney Casey from WTVJ-TV in Miami. This afternoon, CBS 2 issued a press release on Whitney Casey:

Whitney Casey has joined CBS 2 as a general assignment reporter, it was announced today by Joel Cheatwood, Executive Vice President for News, Viacom Television Stations and WCBS-TV News Director. The appointment is effective as of September 10th.

Prior to joining CBS 2, Casey worked as a reporter for the NBC 6 News Team in Miami. She joined the station after spending nine months at WTVJ in Atlanta, where she lived and worked as an Anchor/Reporter for a FOX affiliate just south in Macon.

Prior to working in TV news, Whitney spent time in our nation’s capital, researching President Clinton’s first term for Thomas Blood’s book, State of the Union. She is acknowledged in the forward for her in-depth research and writing. In 1998 Whitney worked in New York City with NBC Sports and Madison Square Garden Network’s "Jet Journal" as a feature reporter.

Whitney grew up in Tampa, Florida, but moved across the country to Northern California to pursue her athletic aspiration of playing for the U.S. National Volleyball Team. Soon after, she received a full athletic scholarship to the University of Virginia. In 1997 she was named Academic All-American, graduating on the Dean’s list with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Just one year away from heading to Medical School, Whitney found her true passion in TV news.

Whitney volunteers and shares her time and personal experiences as a YoungLife leader, helping high school kids navigate through tumultuous teenage years.
(Thanks to Brian once again for telling me about this press release!)

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