Best Local TV Personality (2007)

Whitney Casey

KHOU Channel 11's Great Day Houston host and senior producer Whitney Casey has plenty of brains under her perfectly coiffed blond hair. Before coming to Houston, the Emmy Award-winning Casey was one of CNN's youngest correspondents ever, and her television news duties included coverage of the September 11 attacks in New York, the Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy and the 2000 presidential election. She interviewed many of the major political figures of the day, including President George Bush, President Bill Clinton, and King Abdullah II of Jordan. Somewhere along the way, she hit the red carpet and decided she liked celebrity and lifestyle reporting. Having landed in Houston and started up with Great Day Houston, she now covers fashion, lifestyle, health, décor and more for Houston's daytime viewers, all while offering her signature "Whitticisms." Her resume is packed, but it's really Casey's charm and enthusiasm that keeps viewers coming back.