Cass Herrington

  Cass Herrington is a news producer for WCBU Public Radio.  

Previously, she reported for Tri-State Public Media in Evansville, Ind. where she covered local news and hosted a weekly news magazine. During her time there, she reported on Pres. Barack Obama's visit to a manufacturing company in Central Indiana, on the stories of women who immigrated to the U.S. from Mexico, and on a new school developed for non-verbal students with severe Autism Spectrum Disorder.  

 
Herrington has received awards for her coverage of news and culture, including the designations of best reporter by the Associated Press Broadcaster's Association in both Indiana and Kentucky. In 2015, she received a national Edward R. Murrow in the news documentary category. 
 
A Kentucky native, Herrington graduated cum laude from the University of Kentucky with a degree in journalism, international studies and Spanish. During her junior year, she studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where she also interned for the Associated Press. When she's not reporting, she enjoys rock climbing, Pilates and cooking. 

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