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.
Convicted killer Jodi Arias testified on Tuesday that she can effect positive change in prison if jurors sentence her to a life term and spare her the death penalty for brutally killing her ex-boyfriend in Arizona five years ago.
William Shakespeare isn’t just for the elite. Just as teenagers in one of Los Angeles’ most dangerous neighborhoods know. They face huge obstacles just to attend rehearsals – but show up anyway. The result: impressive performances – and changed lives. Metro visits them.
Kate Carney Huston has taken her husband and baby and gone to stay with her mother in Oklahoma City. Due to the tornado, the Huston household, in the suburb of Moore, no longer has water or electricity
Emergency workers pulled more than 100 survivors from the rubble of homes, schools and a hospital in an Oklahoma town hit by a powerful tornado, and officials on Tuesday sharply lowered the number of deaths caused by the storm.
Connecticut rail commuters endured crowded and rerouted rides in to work on Monday, as Metro-North worked to repair the busiest U.S. rail line after a two-train collision and derailment injured more than 70 people late last week.
A huge tornado touched down on Monday near Oklahoma City, and the National Weather Service urged residents to immediately take cover as a massive storm system in the middle of the country threatened to pummel as many as 10 states.
With Washington state about to embark on a first-of-its-kind legal market for recreational marijuana, the budding ranks of new cannabis growers face a quandary over what to do with the excess stems, roots and leaves from their plants.
For San Francisco gay pride, Bradley Manning is the popular choice for Grand Marshal, and his youthful features will decorate posters while the ex-soldier stands trial for treason charges that could see him serve 50 years in jail.