Kasey Hott is thrilled to be “back home” in Charlottesville co-anchoring NBC29 HD News at 6, 10 and 11.
Born and raised just a couple hours up the road in West Virginia, Kasey comes back to NBC29 from the frozen tundra of Green Bay, Wisconsin, where she spent more than two years as the 5 p.m. anchor for NBC26. Before that, Kasey spent two years as a weekend anchor and reporter for NBC29, where she fell in love with Central Virginia.
While in Wisconsin, she reported on the historic recall of Governor Scott Walker, one of the most frigid winters in Wisconsin history, and – of course – the Green Bay Packers.
Kasey earned her bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News from West Virginia University, where she received national recognition for her reporting.
When she’s not doing the news, Kasey loves to sing, go to the theatre, travel and spend time with her friends and family.
If you have a story idea for Kasey (or just want to say hi!), feel free to e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fast Facts: Kasey
Most rewarding part of your job: Meeting interesting people and sharing their stories – people I may have never met otherwise.
Favorite TV shows: Parks & Recreation, New Girl and Modern Family
First Story: When I was in college, I covered a story about Chocolate Lovers' Day in Morgantown, West Virginia.
Role Model: My parents. They are such an incredible example to me and I am so blessed to have them in my life.
Hidden Talent: I love to sing… I used to dream of being a Broadway star! These days, I usually stick to karaoke. ;)
Alma Mater: West Virginia University
Hometown: High View, West Virginia
Hobbies: Singing, acting, traveling, wine tasting, trying new restaurants and spending time with friends
Favorite Food: Sushi
Favorite Sports Team: The West Virginia Mountaineers -- and the Green Bay Packers!
Thursday, July 24 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:06:07 GMT
Virginia State Police say two were killed and at least 20 injured when a fierce storm slammed a campground on the state's Eastern Shore.Full Story
The sky turned black and cellphones pinged with emergency messages. Moments later, a tornado ripped through a sprawling, carnival-like campground Thursday, snapping dozens of trees and flipping over RVs.Full Story