Casey Wheeless

Anchor/Multimedia Journalist

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Casey co-anchors Local 8 News This Morning alongside Bob Yarbrough Monday through Friday from 4:30 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Originally from Texas, Casey spent most of her childhood in Ohio. She says being in East Tennessee is the perfect mix for her.

She graduated from the University of Kentucky, where she reported for ESPN-U and did a little bit of everything at the UK Student News Network.

Casey also interned for Texas Monthly Magazine, in Austin, TX. WTOL-TV in Toledo, OH and in Lexington.

After college she landed her first reporting and anchoring job at WBKO in Bowling Green, KY.

In her free time you'll catch Casey outside usually exploring a trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Favorite Food:Sushi

  • Favorite Musical Artist(s): Anything country and throw in the occasional Taylor Swift song (I know, I can't help it.)

  • Favorite Escape: Ludington, Michigan in the summertime.

  • Hidden Talent: Impersonating people or animals, my bird calls are spot on.

  • Most Memorable Interview: The 2012 Kentucky Basketball Championship team (Don't hate me, UT fans.)

  • My Hero: My Dad, he has taught me to have a tough skin but also to treat people with respect. Both things you need in this business and in life.

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