Casey Capachi

Casey Capachi


Casey is a multimedia, broadcast, and print reporter and a 2012-2013 Kaiser Permanente Institute of Health Policy Journalism Fellow. An avid mobile reporter she is also a contributor to the Mobile Reporting Field Guide (

Her stories have appeared in print, magazine, radio, broadcast, and mobile form in such publications as The Plain Dealer, The Bay Citizen, Contra Costa Times, SFGate, KCSB 91.9 FM, among other places. She has worked on reports for NBC Nightly News, the TODAY Show, ABC7’s 7 On Your Side (KGO), and KTVU Channel 2 News.

Casey is in her final year as a student here at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism where she is pursuing a double emphasis in Television and Multimedia. She also works as a Multimedia Graduate Student Researcher assisting others in learning and accessing tools for visual storytelling.

She is especially drawn to reporting on health care and health disparities. During the summer of 2012, Casey was a Kaiser Family Foundation Media Intern and health reporter at The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper. She covered the Supreme Court ruling on the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obama’s campaign stops in Northeast Ohio, and reported from Washington, D.C. for the International AIDS Conference.

A Bay Area native, Casey began her journalism career early in high school writing stories for the Feature section of the Contra Costa Times that went on to be re-published in over 50 publications. She interviewed and wrote front page features on teenage celebrities touring San Francisco such as Amanda Bynes and Channing Tatum.

She is the recipient of the Pete Wilson Graduate Scholarship from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Stan Gilliam Scholarship from the Sacramento Press Club, the Dean S. Lesher High School Newspaper Award for Best Column Writing, and was twice awarded a scholarship from the Asian American Journalists Association. She was also chosen to participate in the Student Newsroom covering the Online News Association’s annual conference in San Francisco.

Her absolute favorite place to be is in a newsroom when there is breaking news.

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