Cassie Carlson

Cassie Carlson

Memphis, TN

Cassie Carlson joined the WMC sports team in February 2020 as a weekend sports anchor and reporter.

Before she moved to the Mid-South, Cassie spent two years at KJTV in Lubbock, Texas. In Lubbock, she covered Texas Tech and Texas high school football. In 2019, she followed the Red Raider basketball team to the Final Four and National Championship game. She also covered Texas Tech baseball's trip to the College World Series. During her time in West Texas, Cassie served as the color analyst for Texas Tech soccer and volleyball broadcasts on Fox Sports Southwest.

Cassie grew up playing competitive sports and when she decided not to continue in college, she knew she still wanted to be a part of the game. She graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in May 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism. At Illinois, she was a team reporter for the Illinois Athletics Department as well as a sideline reporter, play-by-play announcer and color analyst for Big Ten StudentU live broadcasts. She was a production assistant for Fighting Illini Productions where she produced feature stories, highlight videos and hosted a weekly Illinois Athletics show. Cassie also interned at NBC Sports Chicago where she got to cover the Chicago Cubs during their 2016 World Series season.

Cassie has won awards for her reporting including the INBA Best TV Sports Package in Illinois and SPJ Mark of Excellence first place in Best TV Sports Reporting. She was also a national finalist for the SPJ Best TV Sports Reporting Award.

When she has free time you can find Cassie checking out all of the great restaurants in town, then working out so she can enjoy all the good eats. She loves yoga, spin and running outside.

If you have any story ideas, or food recommendations, feel free to contact her via email at Cassie.Carlson@wmctv.com or on Twitter @CassieCarlsonTV and her Facebook page Cassie Carlson WMC.


Recent Articles by Cassie

  Grizzlies vs. Bulls postponed; 5th straight game canceled due to COVID-19

  Tigers welcome fans back to FedEx Forum with limited capacity

  New research database helping cardiologists study COVID-19’s impact on collegiate athletes’ hearts

  Bartlett’s Giaimo commits to Lindenwood University

  Hardaway implements new offense as Tigers take on South Florida

  Love on the wall: Ja Morant mural unveiled in Memphis

  Grizzlies unselfish basketball shines in NBA preseason

Penny Hardaway to play with Tigers’ starting lineup ahead of AAC games

  Tigers tip off season opener with COVID-19 limiting capacity, courtside seating at FedExForum

  Friday Football Fever: Week 15 match-ups and scores

  Calvin Austin III lives out childhood dream playing football for the Memphis Tigers

  Friday Football Fever: Week 14 match-ups and scores

Grizzlies land unexpectedly big haul in NBA Draft 2020

  Friday Football Fever: Week 13 match-ups and scores

  Memphis Special Olympics athlete creates inclusive virtual fitness platform

  Friday Football Fever: Week 12 match-ups and scores

  Friday Football Fever: Week 11 match-ups and scores

Tiger football chasing history Saturday at Cincinnati

  Claire Hollingsworth uses ‘small but mighty’ attitude to drive her golf game

Tigers wide receiver Damonte Coxie opts out of season for NFL

  One-on-one with Memphis 901 FC interim head coach Ben Pirmann

  A PURE Opportunity: Coach creates football team to keep HS season hopes alive

  Memphis Athletics creates group to tackle diversity and social justice issues

  Tigers-SMU renew instant college football classic Saturday

  Friday Football Fever: Week 6 match-ups and scores

COVID-19 taking toll on Tiger football

  Friday Football Fever: Week 5 match-ups and scores

  Coach Shabazz plans combines for SCS football players

  Friday Football Fever: Week 4 match-ups and scores

  Friday Football Fever: Week 3 match-ups and scores