The second-place finisher in the Minnesota Newspaper Association's Better Newspaper Contest for his press photographer's portfolio in 2019, Casey Ek has spent his career honing his skills as a multimedia journalist.
Currently based in the Twin Cities, Casey is a freelance reporter and photographer, covering breaking news, education, politics, or anything interesting.
Casey worked at the Belle Plaine Herald from 2018 - 20, where he was in charge of a large portion of the publication's editorial and social media content. Prior to that, Casey was a photographer and multimedia reporter with the Mankato Free Press.
Casey earned his journalism degree with a minor in religion from American University in 2016.
He is constantly looking for new projects and collaborative opportunities within the Twin Cities, so if you have a tip, feel free to contact him. He might even buy you a cup of coffee!
Aside from his work, Casey is a musician and a budding Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu player.
On this website, you will find samples of and links to Casey's recent work. Ranging from heart-wrenching to whimsical, Casey's works attempt to show as many sides to his subjects as possible. Included are photos, videos, and written stories.
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