Casey Claiborne is an anchor and reporter for FOX 7 Austin.
He attended the University of North Texas in Denton where he majored in Electronic News.
Casey got his start in broadcasting on the radio in his hometown of Jacksonville, TX. At the age of 16, he began hosting the "Let's Talk" program every Saturday morning on KEBE AM 1400. Before moving to Austin, Casey worked as a reporter and weekend morning anchor at KETK in Tyler, TX just 20 minutes from his hometown.
While reporting here at Fox 7, Casey frequently covered the City of Austin politics as well as breaking news. On the lighter side, he covered the Super Bowl in Houston, Austin City Limits Music Festival and SXSW. Casey has interviewed some of his heroes like William Shatner, Mark Hamill, Steve Carrell, Stevie Nicks, Willie Nelson, Garth Brooks, and Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson.
Casey also enjoyed regularly interviewing East Austin native and “nation’s oldest veteran,” the late Richard Overton.
Speaking of music, Casey is glad to be living in the “live music capital of the world” because music is something he's passionate about. In his spare time, you'll find him playing his piano, singing and writing his own original music.
Casey lives in Leander with his wife Alice and their time-traveling dog Mr. Peabody.
The TSA is making it clear that it's ok to fly with your Thanksgiving food.
An Austin police detective has filed suit against the city of Austin and recently retired Assistant Police Chief Justin Newsom, claiming that discrimination played a part in his being denied transfers to highly-desired positions.
Pease, along with Sims, Metz and Brooke elementaries are on a list of potential closures. Students who go there will move to other campuses. It's all part of "phase one" of Austin ISD's controversial "school changes plan."
Just days after this year's festival wrapped up, disaster struck on Thursday night. A fire broke out in a booth in the Marktplatz.
According to the Austin Police "crime viewer" tool, since July there have been three robberies, two aggravated assaults, five burglaries and 78 other crimes, near a hotel the city recently approved to purchase to house the homeless.
The City says buying hotels is the new direction for providing support services, job training, substance abuse assistance and more.
On Thursday, Austin City Council is expected to vote on a plan to buy the Rodeway Inn on I-35 in South Austin to start housing people.
Austin's Veterans Day Parade is a tradition dating back 66 years, according to the Parade Foundation.
According to the formal complaint passed out at the press conference at City Hall on Friday, Newsom also allegedly used racist slurs to describe his colleague former Assistant Chief Frank Dixon.
The Austin Fire Department had about two weeks to convert an old two-story TxDOT facility into a temporary working fire station. It opened up on October 1.