ABOUT RON CASSIE

Multi-time, Nationally Award-Winning Journalist and Writer

Ron Cassie is a Senior Editor at Baltimore magazine, where he’s won national awards for his coverage of the death of Freddie Gray, sea-level rise on the Eastern Shore, and the opioid epidemic in Hagerstown. He reported from Haiti in the days following the tragic earthquake, New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and from Uganda as part of a humanitarian relief effort. His work has appeared as a notable selection in The Best of American Sports Writing, in partnership with the Pulitzer Center, in Newsweek, CityLab, Huffington Post, Grist, The New York Daily News, The Baltimore Sun, alternative weeklies, including Baltimore City Paper, and Urbanite, where he served as editor-in-chief before coming to Baltimore. His work has been a finalist for the Folio and City and Regional Magazine Association Writer of the Year awards. He is a two-time Religion Writer of the Year runner-up. He holds masters degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University, where he is a doctoral candidate, and has taught writing at McDaniel College and Towson University. Prior to becoming a full-time journalist, he spent almost two decades swinging a hammer, riding a bike, and pouring drinks for a living.

 

RECENT AWARDS

WRITER OF THE YEAR, FINALIST, 2020

City Regional Magazine Association

BEST CIVIC JOURNALISM, 2019

City Regional Magazine Association

BEST INVESTIGATIVE STORY, FINALIST, 2019

National Folio Award

BEST LONG-FORM FEATURE, FINALIST, 2019

National Folio Award

CIVIC JOURNALISM, FINALIST, 2018

City Regional Magazine Association

SPECIAL IMMIGRATION ISSUE, FINALIST, 2018

City Regional Magazine Association

BEST LONGFORM FEATURE, FINALIST, 2018

National Folio Award

BEST BODY OF WORK, FINALIST, 2018

National Folio Award

BEST INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM, FINALIST, 2018

National Folio Award

BEST MULTIMEDIA STORYTELLING, FINALIST, 2017

City Regional Magazine Association

BEST SINGLE STORY, REGIONAL MAGAZINE, FINALIST, 2017

National Folio Award

BEST SINGLE STORY, REGIONAL MAGAZINE, FINALIST, 2016

National Folio Award

BEST OF BALTIMORE JOURNALISM AWARD, 2016

Baltimore City Paper

BEST SINGLE STORY, REGIONAL MAGAZINE 2015

National Folio Award

BEST DIGITAL SERIES, FREDDIE GRAY COVERAGE 2015

National Folio Award

 

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