Cassie Young

Director, Digital Media & Communications

Heya! I’m Cassie, and not only will you hear me on the show, you’ll “see” me when you look at anything Bert Show related online…I run all things digital around here!

I was born in the UK (my family is spread out all over the world: England, Haiti, Hong Kong, Grand Cayman, Turkey, Greece...), but I grew up in Louisiana, and went to college in Atlanta. I’m all about equal rights, I’m a body positivity champion, and I can’t stand online trolls or close-mindedness (Or those orange circus peanut things. Or candy corn. Sorry, I just don’t get it.)

Laughing is my favorite thing to do. If you hate on Britney Spears, we're insta-enemies. I love Cajun food and cheese (not necessarily in that order), I own way too much striped clothing, care a ridiculous amount about environmental stuff (recycle, people!), and biking, books, and beats rank high on my list. Whiskey sours made with egg whites (yes, it’s a thing!) are pure magic and if you know a place that makes a good one, you better let me know!

I suck at math, baking cookies (probably because it involves measuring, which is math) and directions. Literally in one ear and out the other. And I can NEVER remember if I left the stove on or the hair straightener plugged in. UGH. The good news is that my husband, Chad, picks up the slack for what I’m bad at. We make a great team (we’ve had ten years to practice, so we better) He’s been a great supporter of my dreams, and I hope every person finds someone like that to cheer them on. I got lucky. And we both got even luckier with the arrival of our beautiful baby girl this past year.

I love being outside - either on the water somewhere, or hiking with my two dogs, Ajax and Callie. Something about the sun, water, and beach and/or forest just makes me feel ALIVE. On the inside flipside, I’m a shower singer (more like belter-outer), binge gamer (bring on the 10-hour stints of Fall Out, Tomb Raider, and Uncharted!), voracious book devourer, and love cooking (especially that Cajun food we talked about!)

I like grammar, puns (OMG PUNS), finding stuff about space (did you know there’s an Earth-sized DIAMOND floating out there?!), thinking about the big picture and I’m always up for a solid debate over social issues…which I’ll probably do with you online while I’m catching up on “Pretty Little Liars” or “Riverdale,” because, you know, balance.

When I’m not working on the show, I cohost a podcast called BROADly Speaking, I’m a photographer, and I run an Instagram account called the Curvy Style Guide, which helps crowdsource plus-size fashion (because it’s actually really hard to find good stuff!). Beyond that, I’m still really involved at my alma mater, Emory University, and I’m a photographer for Bert’s Big Adventure (it’s our non-profit that takes kids with chronic and terminal illnesses to Walt Disney World for a five-day, all-expenses-paid, magical VIP vacation) and a photo editor for their magazine.

Say hi if you ever see me out and around, or hit me up on the socials if you wanna chat!