Cassie Semyon is a reporter in the Spectrum News Washington, D.C., bureau, covering news of interest to California as well as its congressional delegation.

Cassie was born and raised just outside of Scranton, PA. She began honing her journalism skills at Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications, where she earned a degree in Media Studies and Production with a minor in Political Science. She also interned with NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell and ABC’s NewsOne, where she helped to cover the trial of Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort; the congressional baseball shooting; and other breaking political news.

Cassie then worked as a reporter, producer, and weekend anchor at WBOC-TV in Delmarva, covering central and southern Delaware and winning a Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association award for her continuing coverage of the first COVID vaccines given in Delaware in 2020. She also worked as a multimedia journalist in her hometown at WNEP-TV.

Cassie joined the Spectrum News Washington bureau as part of the production team in late 2021 and six months later, she became an on-air reporter. At Spectrum, Cassie has conducted exclusive interviews with Sen. Alex Padilla (D-CA) and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA). Her sit-down interviews with McCarthy in his hometown of Bakersfield, CA, and in Washington became the basis for an exclusive three-part series and a half-hour special, “Kevin McCarthy: The Journey to House Speaker. 

When Cassie’s not on Capitol Hill, you can find her running, hiking, reading, exploring D.C., or cheering on the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.