Trenni Casey
Born (1977-04-30) April 30, 1977 (age 46)
EducationMarquette University
Occupation(s)Sports anchor and reporter

Trenni Casey (née Kusnierek; born April 30, 1977[citation needed]) is an American sports anchor and reporter for NBC Sports Boston.[1]

Early life

Casey is a graduate of Muskego High School and a 1999 journalism graduate of Marquette University.[2]

She appeared as herself on the TV show Change of Heart around 1999.[3]

Career

Casey has previously worked at WDJT-TV (2001-2002), FSN Pittsburgh (2003-2007), ABC Sports (2005), and FSN Wisconsin (2008), and as a reporter and former studio host for the MLB Network. She has also done some work for the Big Ten Network and the NFL Network.[citation needed] For one season, she worked with Kevin Harlan and Rich Gannon as a sideline reporter for Green Bay Packers preseason.[citation needed]

From 2011 to 2013, Casey worked for WTMJ (AM) and ESPN 540 in Milwaukee as a sports reporter and talk show host.[4][1]

Casey was hired by NBC Sports to work as a curling reporter during the 2014 and 2018 Winter Olympics,[5][6] and she also covered tennis for NBC Sports at the 2016[7] and 2020 Summer Olympics.[8]

Casey has also worked at WEEI-FM in Boston as a weekend and substitute program host.[1]

Casey falsely accused a group of West Point cadets of flashing a "white power" symbol during the Army-Navy game in 2019, and she demanded their immediate expulsion. Casey refused to apologize after a subsequent investigation quickly exonerated the cadets, who were in fact playing the well-known "circle game".[9][10][11][12]

References

  1. ^ a b c "Trenni Kusnierek". insideradio.com. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  2. ^ "Marquette alumnae open up about their careers as women in sports journalism", Marquette University.
  3. ^ Mark Gresbach (27 October 2013). "Change of Heart". YouTube. Archived from the original on 2021-12-21. Retrieved 17 October 2017.
  4. ^ "Trenni Kusnierek Joins WTMJ-A". allaccess.com. Retrieved 7 January 2017.
  5. ^ Dougherty, Pete (January 14, 2014). "Catalon, Strader among 84 Olympic broadcasters for NBC". Times-Union. Retrieved February 15, 2014.
  6. ^ Barton, Chris (February 12, 2018). "Sunday Conversation: NBC's curling reporter Trenni Kusnierek on the sport's cult appeal". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  7. ^ Sorgi, Jay (August 22, 2016). "'It was amazing': Wrapping up Rio with WTMJ alum Trenni Kusnierek of NBC Sports". WTMJ.com. Retrieved February 23, 2018.
  8. ^ "RECORD 180 COMMENTATORS JOIN NBC OLYMPICS' COVERAGE OF THE GAMES OF THE XXXII OLYMPIAD FROM TOKYO, JAPAN". NBC Sports Pressbox. 2021-07-20. Retrieved 2021-08-10.
  9. ^ @kirkminshow (December 20, 2019). ""The evidence strongly supports the finding that [the Army/Navy cadets] made the 'OK' hand gestures... because they…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  10. ^ "Hate Symbol Flashed on Live TV During Army-Navy Football Game". 17 December 2019.
  11. ^ "We deserve a better media in 2020". 30 December 2019.
  12. ^ @kirkminshow (December 18, 2019). ".@BosPublicRadio contributor @Trenni says cadets who made the "OK" hand gesture at the Army-Navy game should be dis…" (Tweet) – via Twitter.