Casey DeSantis

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Casey DeSantis
First Lady of Florida
Assuming role
January 3, 2019
GovernorRon DeSantis (Elect)
Preceded byAnn Holland
Personal details
BornCasey Black
June 26, 1980 (age 38)
Troy, Ohio, U.S.
Alma materCollege of Charleston (B.S)

Casey DeSantis (née Black; born June 26, 1980) is an American news and conversation television show host in the Jacksonville, Florida area.[1] She co-hosts the show First Coast Living[2] with former Jacksonville Jaguars mascot Curtis Dvorak.[3] She is married to former U.S. Representative who became Governor-Elect of Florida Ron DeSantis. She will become First Lady of Florida once her husband is sworn into office.[4][5] She won a local Emmy for her primetime special "Real Life CSI".[1]

Early life and education[edit]

DeSantis is originally from Troy, Ohio. She graduated from the College of Charleston and was a 3-time National Champion equestrian[citation needed] as well as a runner-up Division I NCAA Champion. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics, minored in French, and was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon honor society for economics as well as Pi Delta Phi honor society for French. She enrolled in Stanford University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Graduate Program in 2017.[4]

Career[edit]

Earlier in her career she hosted Golf Channel programs On The Tee and PGA Tour Today. She was also a local newscaster and anchor for WJXT and held several positions, including general assignment reporter, morning anchor, and police reporter.[1] She also did special reports, including for CNN.[4]

In 2014, DeSantis was a creator-moderator for The Chat, an hour-long round table panel discussion talk show simulcast on NBC and ABC.[4] DeSantis hosts the daily NBC talk show First Coast Living as well as the weekly The American Dream program about entrepreneurs.[4] DeSantis wrote and produced the television documentary Champion, The JT Townsend Story about high school football player J.T. Townsend.[4]

Political activity[edit]

In an advertisement for her husband for governor, DeSantis stated, “Everyone knows my husband Ron DeSantis is endorsed by President Trump, but he’s also an amazing dad.” The ad then goes on to show her daughter building a wall out of toy blocks and Ron DeSantis reading Trump's The Art of the Deal to her daughter. Rolling Stone called it "the Most Bizarre 2018 Campaign Ad Yet".[6]

Family[edit]

Casey and Ron DeSantis have a daughter named Madison and a son named Mason.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Casey Black DeSantis". USA Today. May 26, 2015. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  2. ^ Sczublewski, Nathalie. "DeSantis Launches Governor's Bid As 'Principled Conservative'".
  3. ^ Soergel, Matt. "Curtis Dvorak, aka Jaxson de Ville, joins First Coast News' morning shows".
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Casey DeSantis". firstcoastnews.com. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2017-12-23.
  5. ^ Manjarres, Javier (January 2018). "DeSantis' secret weapon: His wife Casey". The Floridian. Retrieved September 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Bort, Ryan (July 30, 2018). "This May Be the Most Bizarre 2018 Campaign Ad Yet". Rolling Stone. Retrieved September 11, 2018.