Cassie Carlson Joining WFLD in Chicago as Sports Reporter and Anchor

By Kevin Eck 

Cassie Carlson is joining Chicago Fox owned station WFLD as a sports anchor and reporter.

Carlson, who is a native of Chicago, comes from WMC in Memphis where she was a sports reporter and anchor.

“I’M HOME! Can’t wait to join the talented team at @fox32news and cover sports in my hometown,” she wrote on Twitter. “This is a pinch me moment. Dreams really do come true.”


Chicago media writer Robert Feder said WFLD news director Matt Piacente told staff on Tuesday that Carlson will start next week.  She replaces Kaitlin Sharkey, who left the station Sunday after two years at WFLD.

Before joining WMC, Carlson worked as a on Fox Sports. She’s also worked at KJTV in Lubbock, Texas and was a sports and news photographer at WCCU in Urbana-Champaign, Ill.