Casey Claiborne Reporter
Casey Claiborne has been a reporter/video journalist at KETK News since August 2010. He was born and raised in Jacksonville - yes, the one right here in East Texas! He attended Jacksonville High School where he was very active in theatre and music and, of course, journalism. He also played trumpet in the band, anchored the news for the school's TV show and wrote for the school newspaper, The Drumbeat. Even then, he had a keen interest in broadcasting and began hosting “Let’s Talk,” a radio program heard on KEBE in Jacksonville.
After high school, Casey attended and graduated from Jacksonville College. He majored in Theatre and held the leading role in plays like "Our Town," "I Hate Hamlet," and "10 Little Indians." He also directed "The Real Inspector Hound" by Tom Stoppard.
After graduating from Jacksonville College, he went on to earn a degree in Electronic News from the University of North Texas that helped him learn the broadcasting business.
During his time at UNT, he anchored and reported for the award-winning live broadcast, NTTV Nightly News for four semesters. While at UNT, he also interned for WBAP Radio AM 820 and KDAF "The 33 News." Casey graduated in May of 2010.
Casey has always been an avid television news watcher. He has been watching KETK since childhood - something Casey enjoys reminding sports director Danny Elzner about to make him feel old. Casey feels it's his responsibility to provide East Texans with news they can relate to in a manner that's easy to understand.
Casey is extremely proud to be home in East Texas and reporting for a station he’s watched all his life. In his spare time, he enjoys playing the piano, singing, and recording music with his make-shift home-studio.
You can also catch Casey anchoring KETK Today: The Weekend Edition on Saturday and Sunday from 8-9 in the morning.
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