Shelby Cassesse joined the KDKA news team in October 2019 as a reporter, but has covered Pittsburgh news and sports since 2017.

VITALS
Joined KDKA: October of 2019
Hometown: I was born in Butler, PA but spent my junior high and high school years in Crystal Lake, IL. I love having roots in both places!
Alma Mater: Duquesne University (BA). I’ll soon add the University of Pittsburgh where I’m working toward my MBA.

FAVORITES
Music: Anything from the 70’s, Fleetwood Mac (mostly Stevie), Def Leppard, Ariana Grande
Movie: Titanic
TV Show: I could (and do) watch Friends on loop. I also love The Bachelor Franchise. The only TV my husband and I agree on is American Horror Story, so we watch that together.
Book: I mostly read autobiographies and mystery novels.
Hobbies: Hobbies? Volleyball, shopping, traveling and trying new places around Pittsburgh
Sports Team: Penguins, Steelers & Pirates
Food: My favorite meal is a big salad with a side of French fries (a balanced meal), and I have a major sweet tooth. I also love Mexican food.
Local Restaurant: Clifford’s in Evans City; Patron in Wexford; Bakersfield in the Cultural District; Domenico’s in Cranberry
Sport/Exercise: Volleyball, running (in moderation)
Historical Figure: Eleanor Roosevelt, Nellie Bly
Favorite Pennsylvanian: Taylor Swift, Mister Rogers
Quote: “Never underestimate the power of passion.”
Word: Jazzed
Vacation Spot: Anywhere with a beach, but I especially love the Greek Islands, Riviera Maya and Myrtle Beach.
Holiday: Halloween and Christmas
Guilty Pleasure: True crime podcasts and documentaries; raw cookie dough
Planet: Earth, of course!

THIS OR THAT
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook
Cats or Dogs? Dogs, especially mine. Ask to see photos!
Beatles or Rolling Stones? Beatles
Comedy or Tearjerker? My favorite movie is Titanic, so tearjerker.
Phone Call or Text Message? Text
Mac or PC? Mac
Coffee or Tea? (with hazelnut creamer)
Paper or Plastic? Paper is better for our planet!
Morning Person or Night Person? Morning person
East Coast or West Coast? East Coast
Star Trek or Star Wars? I’m not big on either, but I suppose Star Wars

Shelby Cassesse joined the KDKA news team in October 2019 as a reporter, but has covered Pittsburgh news and sports since 2017.

She is also a weekend news anchor and reporter on Newsradio 1020 KDKA and a sports reporter for 93.7 The Fan. She equally loves working in news and sports.

Prior to returning to Pittsburgh, Shelby was a sports reporter and anchor in Bridgeport, WV at WDTV. In West Virginia, Shelby covered WVU basketball’s run to the Sweet 16 in 2017, several Big 12 football games, and two women’s basketball NCAA tournaments.

Shelby graduated Magna Cum Laude from Duquesne University in 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and public relations. She was the first Duquesne student nominated for a Collegiate Emmy for her series on the construction of the Pittsburgh Crèche..Shelby is currently working toward her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Pittsburgh.

Shelby and her family are originally from Butler, PA, but also lived in Crystal Lake, IL for 13 years. They remained connected to their Western Pennsylvania roots, often visiting family and friends in Butler and East Brady.

In her spare time, Shelby loves spending time with her family and friends, traveling with her husband, shopping and snuggling with her dog.