Cassie Fambro grew up wanting to be a police officer and a country singer, both at the same time. When she realized that wouldn’t work out, she attended the University of South Alabama for psychology, which she earned a degree in.
Somewhere along the way, the allure of journalism came calling. Asked to write an op-ed about plastic recycling on campus, Fambro first penned an article for the student newspaper, The Vanguard, in 2009.
Within a year, she was opinion editor, and subsequently the first Editor-in-Chief at South Alabama to serve two years back to back.
She won a first place Society of Professional Journalism award for coverage of an on-campus shooting involving a law enforcement officer and a student. It was then she decided to get a second degree, this one, in journalism.
She spent three years working at the local newspaper before joining the world of broadcast journalism, first in Mobile.
Then, she worked in Charlotte, North Carolina before coming home to Mobile and starting her career in 2018 at NBC 15.
She has a love of racing, especially short tracks, and co-owns the blog Short Track Scene.
She loves animals, including her two cats, Gotenks and Kenly.
Her goal, she says, is to always be fair, to act with integrity and show compassion for every story she does.
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