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Casey Nolen

Casey Nolen is political editor and co-anchors newscasts on Friday and Saturday evenings.
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Casey Nolen

Casey Nolen is an anchor and political editor at 5 On Your Side in St. Louis, Missouri. Alongside Morgan Young, he co-anchors early evening newscasts on Fridays and evening newscasts on Saturdays.

Casey's television career started behind the scenes as a photographer in Columbia, Missouri. From there, TV it took him on adventures on the Gulf Coast and in the Pacific Northwest. From Mobile, Alabama to Portland, Oregon, Casey teamed up with reporters to cover stories ranging from Hurricane Katrina to the re-eruption of Mount St. Helen's.

Casey grew up in Chaffee, Missouri and attended University of Missouri. He came to 5 On Your Side in 2007 as a multi-media journalist. That meant he often worked along, shooting and editing his own stories for live reports on 5 On Your Side at 10 p.m.

He's also covered some of the world's biggest stories, including the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and the Olympic Games in London, Sochi, and Rio de Janeiro.

In March 2020, Casey was named 5 On Your Side's political editor, which reinforces the station's commitment to covering local and regional politics in a more focused way.

"A lot of people enjoy politics as a sport and that coverage is easy to find, but we want more," said Casey. "More from voters on what's important to them. More context on decisions that we face as a region. More voices that might otherwise be drowned out."

Casey's work has earned him Mid-America Emmy Awards and the Illinois Associated Press named him the "Best Reporter" for the Chicago and St. Louis television markets.

You can contact Casey at cnolen@ksdk.com and follow him on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.