Kase Wilbanks

Kase Wilbanks

Anchor, Reporter

Lubbock, TX

Kase Wilbanks joined KCBD in July of 2017. He grew up just down the road in Idalou watching NewsChannel 11 and is thrilled to finally be a part of the team he's long admired.

While watching KCBD, Kase became fascinated with broadcast news and hearing the stories of folks across the area.

He took that passion for journalism up I-27 to West Texas A&M University in Canyon, TX. That's where he joined many organizations throughout the Communication Department like the campus radio station, KWTS 91.1 FM, the National Broadcasting Society, and WTTV. While in the process of earning his degree, Kase was a part of several award-winning productions including Steps to Promise, a documentary for Amarillo's Downtown Women's Center.

After graduation, Kase started his career at KVII ABC 7 Amarillo. In the High Plains Kase covered stories ranging from the deadly wildfires of March 2017 to the Texas Panhandle Honor Flight and stories that showed what the Panhandle Spirit is all about.

Kase returns to KCBD after spending the summer of 2014 interning in the newsroom. He's excited to once again be back in the South Plains and telling your stories.

Recent Articles by Kase

  First COVID-19 vaccinations administered to 12 to 15 year olds at Lubbock clinic

  West Texas Cycling Association taking a ‘Ride of Silence’ to honor cyclists, promote public road safety

  Lubbock city, county officials unsure how $116 million recovery funding will be spent

  1970 tornado memorial honors and educates as new gateway to downtown Lubbock

  Video released of Lubbock County deputy-involved shooting amid calls from victim’s family for answers

  Vocalist David Gaschen teaches masterclass with Lubbock ISD ahead of sold out performance

  Lubbock Fire Rescue hosts high school academy aiming to bolster recruitment

  One Class at a Time: Irons Middle School teacher, South Plains Food Bank awarded $500

  Shuttered Venue Operators Grant application portal reopens after technical issues, delay

  Council to decide whether voters have a say in $27.9 million debt funding for Lubbock ‘needs’

  Lubbock County officials confident in Tarrant County Medical Examiner service as reports reveal issues

  Special election propositions send Lubbock voters to cast early ballots

  Inside the elevated storage structures set to change water pressure in the City of Lubbock

  Lubbock Health Department partnering with United Family to expand vaccination efforts

Lubbock Health Department suspends giving J&J vaccine after FDA issues ‘pause’

  Elderly women targeted in multiple wallet thefts at Lubbock stores

  New programs prompt renovations to Lubbock County Residential Treatment Center

  Small Business Development Center assisting hard-hit venues apply for Shuttered Venue Operators Grant

  Lubbock Health Department obtains first allocation of single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine

  Public school advocate estimates $223 million owed to South Plains districts in relief funding

  One Class at a Time: Mackenzie Middle School teacher, Communities in Schools awarded $500

  Donated picture day creates lasting memories for The Children’s Home of Lubbock

  UMC prepares to open children’s emergency room funded by Children’s Miracle Network

  Private entity progresses in ridding Lubbock of hazard, eyesore on Interstate 27

  One Class at a Time: Lubbock Cooper West Elementary teacher, Lubbock Impact awarded $500

  City to take ‘first proactive step’ in decades on abandoned East Lubbock apartment complex

  Lubbock ISD hopes for Monday return as crews assess damage left by winter storm

  Lubbock ready for the end of freezing week, after 5 days of record-breaking cold

  South Plains leaders work toward broadband expansion which is now a legislative emergency item

  Dangerous sub-zero temperatures to return to Lubbock area for first time in 30 years