FOX8 WGHP’s Cassie Fambro is a news reporter based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad.
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My roots are firmly entrenched in the Deep South, but my mother’s family lineage is dusted with coal and my father grew up in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains. Somewhere along the way, my own soul latched onto the azalea bushes of southern Alabama where I attended the University of South Alabama. I began as a psychology major but ended up with a double major, adding journalism and picking up a minor in criminal justice. I graduated with honors and the clear perspective that I wanted to be a journalist.
I was among the last remaining journalists who saw their name in ink at the oldest newspaper in Alabama before it became a digital-only publication. After working in print journalism, I transitioned to broadcast journalism in southern Alabama thanks to a mentor who thought he could take my writing skills and teach me how to stop waving my hands around too much when a camera was pointed at me.
Altogether, I have more than a decade of experience in journalism, and I am a fierce advocate for it. I’ve earned a couple of awards and been a part of some amazing teams, including an Edward R. Murrow Award, a couple of Alabama Press Association awards, a Society of Professional Journalism first place for reporting award, and some cool local awards where local viewers voted for me as a great reporter or as part of a great team. I spent a year in media relations and won an award for writing excellence there as well.
I’ve covered everything from wild pigs infesting a neighborhood to a school building sickened by untreated mold, hurricanes battering the Gulf Coast to the secretary of state of the United States losing his job.
Outside of work, I enjoy traveling with my partner Matt, our cats and motorsports, including but not limited to NASCAR.
I believe good journalists are a part of the community, and I am proud to be your neighbor in the Triad. Please email me anytime if you have a story idea at email@example.com.