I am an outgoing, energetic journalist with a passion for digging deeper and telling people's stories.
Hi, my name is Cassie Schirm and this is my reporting website.
I have a bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Univerity of Arkansas. I have a passion for people, traveling, learning cultures, taking pictures and sports.
During my time reporting and anchoring for the university’s award-winning on and off campus newscast, I have won multiple NATAS Mid America Emmys for breaking news newscast and breaking news reporting, multiple national scholar competitive awards for journalism, and won Mark of Excellence Award's first-place for best all-around newscast with my news team UATV. I also interned for KNWA and FOX 24 in Fayetteville, Arkansas while working on my degree. During my senior year, I shot and produced a documentary, Voice of the Razorbacks. The documentary has been in multiple film festivals and won the highest award at the Bison Bison Film Festival.
After Graduation, I traveled from Dallas, Texas to Bozeman, Montana where I landed my first Multimedia Job. There I covered statewide stories and went live for the Billings, Great Falls, Bozeman, Butte, Missoula, Kalispell and Helena Markets. I spent more than a year in Bozeman covering wildfires, frozen deaths, large mass fish kills, the special election, weather, traffic, Confederate monuments and many community stories. During my time in Bozeman, I have been anchor, weather, and producer trained.
After Bozeman I took my adventure further up north to the last frontier. I report in Alaska's biggest city Anchorage. In Anchorage we report on the whole state of Alaska. When I moved up I was the morning reporter for a one hour show at 6am and 9am. I covered breaking news, what was trending and community stories. I started a segment Get Out and Get to Know Alaska where I went out on hikes and kayak trips with Alaskans who love recreating in their state. I had 32 segments every Friday for 32 weeks. After 9 months I was moved to nightside where I produce content for the 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm shows. I cover a wide range of news and go live on a regular basis. I am even sent across the state on plane to get to breaking news stories. This market has no lack of breaking news or national stories.
When I am not reporting, I am exploring the community I live in with my pup Coco, doing community service and taking pictures.