Stan Case, an anchor for CNN Radio, was killed in a head-on car crash in Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday during a driving rainstorm. Case’s wife, Angela Stiepel Case, who is a writer for CNN Newsroom in Atlanta, was injured and remains in the hospital.
Case, based in Atlanta, joined CNN in 1985 after working as a correspondent for KEBC-AM in Oklahoma City. He was “in many ways the backbone of this network,” said Mike Jones, a CNN Radio news manager.
Adds Jim Walton, president of CNN Worldwide: “He was a fine journalist, a leader in our organization and, as anyone who had the privilege of knowing him will tell you, a great guy.”
Birmingham police do not have details on the crash, but are investigating.