February 9, 2016


'Saturday Morning Fever' Cast Q&A: Casey Reed

Jatnna Nunez
Jatnna Nunez

1. When did you discover your knack for hosting?

I didn't really discover a knack for hosting. After I realized that majoring in theater wouldn't be in my best interest financially, I decided broadcasting was my "silver medal." In the TV program in college with aspirations in hard news, I fell into radio—and here I am!

2. Favorite TV/radio personality?

It's funny that Kelly Ripa was on Dancin' On Air years ago because she's one of my favorite TV hosts. Plus, it doesn't hurt that she's from right across the bridge in Jersey! Wendy Williams is also one of my tops, which again is interesting, as she used to be on the radio at my sister station here in Philly at Power 99.

3. What's an embarrassing thing that happened to you on stage?

Embarrassing things happen to me all the time, on stage and on air. The most recent was while filming an episode of Dancin' On Air. I hosted a segment and kept saying a word wrong the entire time! I often mispronounce things, which, coincidentally, is a pet peeve of mine when others do it, haha!

4. Last song you listened to?

The last song I listened to was "Stitches" by Shawn Mendes because I'm writing this at the radio station, and that's what's currently on air :)

5. What's the best piece of advice you've ever been given?

The best piece of advice I've ever been given (regarding hosting) is, "Know how you're going to END your talk break before you BEGIN." It has served me very well. It's also why I get irritated at Dancin' On Air when the producers don't give us direction on what is "coming up next."

6. If Netflix were to recommend a "theme" of suggested titles to you, what theme would that be?

Netflix would recommend Political Dramas/Comedies to me—personally and professionally.

7. What has been your proudest career moment so far?

My proudest career moment was when I got hired in the position I am currently in. Being Afternoon Drive host in my hometown of Philly, at the station I started interning at back in college, is a true dream.

8. Favorite Philly dish?

Is this even a question? Philly only has one dish! Cheesesteaks. Wiz wit! (That's Cheez Wiz with onions.)

9. Favorite reality show?

My favorite reality show is Below Deck, not only because my father used to have a boat, and it was a blast, but also because the casting is phenomenal.

10. What are some challenges of TV hosting versus radio hosting?

TV hosting is more challenging, in my opinion, primarily because you can't do it in sweatpants and Uggs. It's a lot of preparation for most ladies to get camera-ready; in radio, the term "chillin' with no makeup on" is an understatement. Plus, I can only stand in five-inch heels for so long.

Catch all-new episodes of Saturday Morning Fever Wednesdays at 11/10c, and check out Fuse's exclusive character spotlight on Casey below: