Rick Casey was born in St. Louis and remains a Cardinals fan. He came to Texas in 1964 to attend St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. He became editor of the student newspaper, which led to a summer internship at the San Antonio Light and to a career.
His experience as a reporter includes two years as a Washington correspondent, and nearly a year traveling the country in a camper finding and writing feature articles for the lay-owned National Catholic Reporter. Before returning to Texas for good in 1984, he lived in eight cities and worked as a freelancer (with articles in the New York Times, the Washington Post, Newsweek and the Baltimore Sun), and as a reporter and night city editor for the Seattle Times. He was the editor of two San Antonio city magazines, SA and San Antonio Monthly.
In 1987, at the age of 40, he began writing a metro column for the San Antonio Light, and was transferred to the Express-News when the Hearst Corporation closed The Light and bought the Express-News. In 2003 he moved to the Houston Chronicle, where he continued writing a metro column. He retired from the column in 2011, and now hosts “Texas Week with Rick Casey” on KLRN, the Public Broadcasting System station in San Antonio.
Casey has received numerous journalism awards, including twice being named Best Columnist by the Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Association. He is married to Kristen Winget Casey, and they have two daughters.
Bruce Kates is a 27-year veteran of broadcast news in Texas. His career began at KAMU-TV, a PBS television and radio station in College Station, Texas in 1977. Since then he has worked as a Reporter, Anchor, Producer, Executive Producer, Talk Show Host and News Director for CBS, ABC and NBC-affiliated television stations in Texas. He also was the Director of Marketing and later, News Director at TXN: The News of Texas. Bruce is married with three children and has lived in San Antonio since 1981.
Evan Smith, Texas Tribune
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