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

Ja Morant embodies Memphis mentality with ‘Not a silver spoon guy’ comment about NBA Bubble

AAU basketball program finds way to showcase top players during coronavirus

  Ja Morant packs on 12 pounds over NBA’s hiatus

  Memphis Football to wear BLM sticker on helmets for entire fall season

  Alternative Baseball pushes to start Memphis team for players with disabilities

PGA Tour adjusts protocols as result of positive coronavirus tests

  Memphis 901 FC will return but look different with USL’s return to play plans

Memphis Football hits recruitment surge with three big commitments

  Memphis leaders estimate big financial hit with cancellation of Southern Heritage Classic

  Top Memphis basketball players from all levels play -- the ultimate hoops session

  Veatch projects financial hit with limited fans at Memphis football games

NWCC’s Dalton Fowler listed as Top 200 prospect ahead of MLB draft

MUS football returns to the gridiron for limited practice

Grind City Media’s Michael Wallace on NBA’s return to play proposal

  Memphis 901 FC’s Marc Burch reflects on time spent with family during coronavirus

Lausanne’s Moussa Cisse reclassifies to class of 2020

  Former Whitehaven football player gets graduation surprise before heading to UT-Knoxville

  Youth baseball first live sporting event to return to Mid-South since coronavirus shut down sports

  Coronavirus keeps top Memphis volleyball club home, canceling plans to attend national tournament

  Mike Conley still giving to the Mid-South

Conley supports multiple charities during coronavirus, donates to two Mid-South organizations

  Memphis-made water product helps Olympic athletes train during coronavirus pandemic

  Remembering Pepper Rodgers: “Colorful and entertaining”

  Youth baseball could be first live sporting event to return to Mid-South

  NBA 2K League and Grizz Gaming adjust season due to COVID-19

Veatch discusses COVID-19’s financial impact on Memphis Athletics Department

  Redbirds adjust plans daily while waiting for MLB’s return to play proposal

  Memphis 901 FC finds new practices during USL training moratorium

  ‘I don’t agree with that’: Hardaway on G-League going after top high school talent

  NCAA moves to modernize player compensation, changes the game for student-athletes