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Cassandra Basler

Editor of Local News Programs and Podcast

Cassandra Basler oversees Connecticut Public’s flagship daily news programs, Morning Edition and All Things Considered, and coordinates breaking news coverage on the air, online and in your morning email inbox. Her reporting has aired nationally on NPR’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Here & Now.

Basler came to Connecticut by way of Columbia Journalism School in New York City, where she graduated with a Pulitzer Traveling Fellowship and used it to cover the integration of Syrian refugees in Germany during the height of the world migrant crisis.

Previously, Basler worked at WSHU Public Radio in Fairfield, Connecticut as a Morning Edition producer/reporter, a local correspondent for The New England News Collaborative, and a midday newscast anchor. She later served as senior editor, helping to produce everything from newscasts, to features and a biweekly travel podcast.

Basler grew up just north of Detroit, Michigan. There, she worked on a live morning talk show and in the newsroom at the local public radio affiliate during Detroit’s historic municipal bankruptcy filing. Her favorite freelance job was working as a researcher and contributing writer for the first Detroit guidebook to be published in three decades, “Belle Isle to 8 Mile: An Insider's Guide to Detroit.” Before that, she studied English, German and Urban Studies at the University of Michigan.

On the weekends, you can find her mapping out New England’s best dupes for the iconic Detroit Coney Dog.