Mark Casey joined ABC15 as News Director in 2018. Casey leads ABC15 Arizona's newsroom with the emphasis on market-leading investigative and enterprise coverage. Prior to joining ABC15, he spent 17 years at KPNX-TV in Phoenix where he served as Vice President of News and Vice President-Station Manager.
Casey oversaw KPNX's full merger with The Arizona Republic/azcentral.com in 2011. This unprecedented blending of distinct media cultures was a finalist for an innovation award from the AP Media Editors. The Republic Media team was also a finalist for two Pulitzer Prizes.
Casey’s work in journalism draws from many years as a reporter, photographer, producer and news manager at top properties owned by Cox Enterprises, 21st Century Fox, The Walt Disney Company, TEGNA/Gannett, and now, Scripps.
He shares credit for 35+ awards, including a duPont Columbia Award, the broadcast equivalent of a Pulitzer Prize. Others include Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Station Excellence, multiple National Headliner Awards, and a national AP Award. His advocacy for government transparency in Arizona resulted in a First Amendment Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He considers all such recognition possible only through exceptional team play.
Casey earned a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from West Virginia University and a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Carolina Charlotte. He’s a Pittsburgh native and proud fan of all sports teams wearing Black and Gold and all things Mountaineer.
Away from work, Casey can be found with his wife and two dogs on the many hiking trails throughout Arizona.