Resume

MICHAEL CASEY

(917) 543-3881 or mcasey911@gmail.com or @mcasey1

https://indonesiamike.wordpress.com

 

SUMMARY:

I am an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years of experience overseas and in New York. A self-starter with a track record of establishing an Asian environmental beat, I have covered some of the biggest stories of the past decade from the 9-11 terror attacks to the 2004 tsunami. I spent nearly a dozen years with The Associated Press in Asia and the Middle East before returning to New York to earn a graduate degree in science journalism. Since then, I have written and edited stories on science, environment and energy for Fortune.com, cbsnews.com, FoxNews.com, Vice News, Scientific American and others before rejoining the Associated Press.

 

 

EXPERIENCE:                                                                                                           

 The Associated Press                                                                                           April 2016 to present

Administrative Correspondent, Concord, N.H.

Overseeing reporters in New Hampshire, Vermont and Maine as well as writing stories from northern New England.

Fox News                                                                                                                    Oct. 2015 to March 2016

Science and technology editor for the network’s website FoxNews.com.

Ÿ   Writing stories on broad range of science and consumer tech issues with a focus on space, paleontology and biodiversity.

Responsible for managing and maintaining the website’s sci-tech vertical when the editor is out. Duties include editing and writing the more than a dozen stories that appear on the site daily, editing copy from freelancers and procuring videos, photos and graphics for the site.

CBS News                                                                                                                    Nov. 2014 to Oct. 2015

Science and technology editor for the network’s website cbsnews.com.

Ÿ   Responsible for writing and editing stories for the site’s sci-tech vertical. Also arrange all the videos, photos and other web-related links for stories.

Ÿ   Write about the latest scientific breakthroughs, newest offerings in consumer technology as well as policy developments on the environment in Washington. This is a wide-ranging beat with global implications. Stories have included the discovery of new planets, the demise of rhinos in Africa and an exclusive interview with the EPA administrator. The site routinely takes a deep dive into the issues of the day, including an in-depth look at the planet’s preparedness for the next tsunami.

 

Fortune                                                                                                                       June 2014 to Nov. 2014

Reporter for this iconic business magazine. Taking on the energy beat soon after arriving, I wrote stories on climate change, biofuels and the ups and downs of the oil market. When I wasn’t covering energy, I wrote on tech innovations, including in-depth look at semi-automated cars to a profile on a company challenging Google in the smart glasses market.

 

The Associated Press, Dubai                                                                                          March 2010 to Aug. 2013

Lead correspondent responsible for expanding sports and environmental coverage in the Persian Gulf. Integrated the use of multimedia platforms – video, photos, web and social media – to facilitate a wider global audience for sports news out of the region. Part of the general news team that covered the Arab Spring uprisings. Helped run the AP bureau in Dubai.

  • Started the sports beat in the Middle East for the world’s largest news organization and helped coordinate coverage of major international sporting events from Egypt to Saudi Arabia. Broke stories on Qatar’s bid to host the 2022 World Cup and corruption in Asia’s top football organization. Wrote regularly on the growing presence of Muslim women in sports and efforts by Persian Gulf nations to raise their global profiles through sports.
  • Appointed AP’s global Formula One reporter responsible for race coverage, daily race reports and features on teams and drivers. Broke stories on the business challenges of the sport, the absence of women as well as efforts by Americans to return with a host of young drivers.
  • Was part of the general news team in Dubai that helped cover the Arab Spring. Broke news on the arrest and torture of Bahraini athletes during the pro-democracy movement in the country. Headed the office when bureau chief was away.

 

The Associated Press, Bangkok, Thailand                                                                       Oct. 2005 to March 2010

Pioneered environmental coverage across Asia for print and multimedia formats. Also was integral in covering general news in Southeast Asia, which resulted in an Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) Association Deadline reporting award for coverage of the deadly cyclone in Myanmar (team reporting) in 2008.

 

  • Traveled from India to Australia writing and reporting hundreds of science and environmental stories. Also      coordinated environmental coverage with other AP bureaus and covered several high-profile environment and policy meetings, including the United Nations climate negotiations. Stories appeared in the International Herald Tribune, Washington Post and Los Angles Times.
  • Covered general news in Southeast Asia, including the 2006 military coup in Thailand and the ensuing three-year political upheaval and protests. Wrote extensively about the failed democratic uprising in Myanmar and a devastating cyclone in the country. Was one of the few foreign journalists who gained entry into Myanmar in 2005 to write about jailed dissident Aung San Suu Kyi.

 

The Associated Press, Jakarta, Indonesia                                                                      March 2002 to Oct. 2005

Staff correspondent responsible for covering general news, economy and politics in Indonesia and East Timor. Part of a team that covered the 2004 tsunami, which resulted in an Associated Press Managing Editors (APME) Association Deadline reporting award.

  • Covered the 2002 Bali bombing and subsequent terror investigations and trials of Islamic radicals in the world’s most populous Muslim nation. Broke several stories on the terrorists at large and arrests of those responsible for the bombings. Was one of few foreign journalists to interview terror suspect Abu Bakar Bashir.
  • Spent much of 2005 writing on the 2004 tsunami and efforts to rebuild the devastated province of Aceh. Broke stories on one of the first family reunions of survivors and a powerful earthquake that left thousands dead on several islands off Aceh. Was the only foreign correspondent in the country during a second deadly temblor.

 

The Record, Hackensack, N.J                                                                                     1994 to 2002

Staff reporter for this 200,000‑circulation daily. Covered North Jersey including Paterson’s troubled, state-run school system and a corruption investigation that brought down the city’s mayor. Also reported on the crash of EgyptAir Flight 990 and spent several months writing about families of those killed in the 9-11 terrorist attacks.

 

The Herald and News, Passaic, N.J.                                                                            1992 to 1994

Covered the city of Paterson. Along with spot and feature stories, wrote a series on city gangs and immigration. Also spent a year documenting the struggles of a city elementary school.

 

EDUCATION:            

Columbia University, New York, N.Y. (May 2014)

Robert Wood Johnson scholar. M.A. in Journalism with a science concentration. Graduated May 2014. Spent a year taking science courses as well as video and data classes. Wrote a 10,000-word thesis on the 2004 tsunami and plan to publish a book.

 

St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, Minn. ,B.A. Journalism and Political Science

 

HONORS:

                                   

Recipient of a grant from the Mongabay Reporting Network Program that allowed a colleague and I to do a story on the threats to primates in Africa from palm oil plantations. April 2015.

Recipient of the Future Ocean reporting grant from the Earth Journalism Network that allowed me to travel to Papua New Guinea to report on a story about deep sea mining. May 2015.

 

Associated Press Managing Editors Association Deadline reporting award for coverage of the deadly cyclone in Myanmar for team reporting. 2008

Associated Press Managing Editors Association Deadline reporting award for coverage of the 2004 tsunami for team reporting. 2005

SKILLS and ACTIVITIES:                                                                                                   

Member of the Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE).

Play cello and dive. Have mentored journalists in Pakistan for United Press International.

 

REFERENCES:          

Marguerite Holloway, Associate Professor of Professional Practice and Director, Science & Environmental Journalism at Columbia University, 212-854-9149 or myh7@columbia.edu

Brian Murphy, author and former bureau chief in Dubai for The Associated Press and now an editor at the Washington Post, bfmdubai@gmail.com.

Patrick McDowell, Bureau Chief, Southeast Asia for The Wall Street Journal, pmcdowell98@gmail.com.

 

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