Christina Casale

I’m a native New Yorker who’s called Dayton home for over 20 years. Though my radio career started in NYC, it’s really “taken flight” here at WHIO.I graduated from St. John’s University with a B.S. in Communications and started working in radio right out of school. From promotions to programming to producing a full service morning show in the Big Apple, I was fortunate to work at legendary stations with the best in broadcasting. It’s no different here at WHIO, where I’m proud serve as a news anchor, writer, and traffic reporter, and once again work alongside the best in the business.When I’m not working in radio, I’m working teaching radio for Dayton Public Schools at David H. Ponitz Career Technology High School. It’s a great privilege to work at such a phenomenal facility with students who are focused on what’s been my passion for so long – broadcasting.I’ve lived all over the Miami Valley, but now make my home in Tipp City where my husband Frank and I are so happy to be raising our children, Frankie and Lindsey. I am a proud Theatre Mom and Dance Mom!  One of the things I love most about Dayton is the generosity of our community. It’s been my honor to be involved in wonderful causes such as Dayton Children’s Hospital, Miami County CASA/GAL and Michael’s House in Greene County to name a few. I love great TV and probably watch way too much of it. I love writing and sharing stories. My favorite thing is gathering with family and friends for food and laughs. Q & A Where were you born? Brooklyn, NY Where did you grow up? Brooklyn, NY What was your favorite TV show then? Bosom Buddies (with a very young Tom Hanks) What was the first thing you ever wanted to be? A writer How might someone have described you in high school? Some would say that I was the girl who planned the dances and ran the student government. My friends would say I was funny. What was your first job? I worked shelving books at The Brooklyn Public Library. What was your first job in radio? I was a Sales Assistant at WNEW-AM in NYC. What do you like about your job? I really like writing and bringing the news to listeners and I enjoy the fast pace. I also really dig the people I work with and it's never boring. What do you not like about your job? Reporting on cars driving into buildings gets a little old. It happens at least twice a week. Also, sometimes I have to wake up at 2am. What might people be surprised to know about you? I like to fill out forms. What is the hardest thing you ever did? Moving away from my family. What would be a perfect day for you? I cannot stress enough how much I enjoy sitting around and watching TV. What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business? Be well read, well written and well spoken. Be NICE! Build relationships, work hard and have fun. Follow your bliss. If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it? It would be a montage of the fun and interesting animal and human interest stories I like report on. Favorites Favorite book: The Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger Favorite radio program: Andy Dean Favorite dream car: VW Karmann Ghia Favorite food: My mother's lasagna. Favorite hobby: Stand-Up Comedy Favorite Miami Valley place: Wiley's Comedy Nightclub Favorite movie: When Harry Met Sally, Shawshank Remdemption Favorite music: Pop music! Favorite travel destination: Lake George, NY and Disney World

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