Cassandra became Metro's Head of Online Content after spending a year and a half as a reporter for the newspaper and its website in NYC. She has covered national and local news, including Hurricane Sandy, the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Occupy Wall Street and the 2012 London Olympics. She also contributes feature stories on travel, food and entertainment.
Cassandra grew up in Cleveland and began her career in local television news as an anchor and reporter for WJET/WFXP in Erie, PA. She is a proud graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University (go Bobcats!).
Fun fact: Cassandra was wearing her former boss' men's size 12 dancing shoes when she met Diane Sawyer on assignment during a "Good Morning America" train trip because the conductors told her she could not wear her high heels on board.
President Barack Obama defended U.S. intelligence methods on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday, telling Chancellor Angela Merkel and wary Germans that Washington was not monitoring the emails of ordinary citizens or damaging civil liberties.
A lone, silent vigil by a man in Istanbul inspired copycat protests on Tuesday, as police detained dozens of people across Turkey in an operation linked to three weeks of often violent demonstrations against Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
FBI agents will resume searching an overgrown field in suburban Detroit on Tuesday for former Teamsters boss Jimmy Hoffa, who disappeared nearly 38 years ago and is thought to have been murdered by members of organized crime.
Starbucks Corp will display calorie counts for coffees and snacks at all its U.S. locations starting June 25, ahead of a federal requirement that large American food chains prominently disclose nutrition information.