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

  Lubbock County increases spending on fire departments

  UMC EMS moves into new East Lubbock headquarters

  Lubbock Fire Rescue implements response changes in wake of tragic crash

  Winter weather returns to South Plains on anniversary of tragic first responder crash

  Exposure assessment shows Reese Center area residents’ blood levels exceed nation in some PFAS substances

  Friends, bandmates remember beloved Lubbock musician Freddie Curry

  One Class At A Time: Slaton High School nurse, Santa Red & Blue awarded $500

  Lubbock begins $2 million Public Health Department move to new facility

  Lubbock County Republican among Texas presidential Electors to cast vote

  Wreath sponsors needed to remember and honor Lubbock veterans

  38th Annual U Can Share asking for funds, not food for increased need at South Plains Food Bank

  Lubbock County Medical Society hopeful vaccine can ease burden as COVID impacts health care

  Transportation projects, direct COVID relief funding among possible legislative agenda items for City of Lubbock

  One Class at a Time: Roosevelt Elementary teacher, Education Foundation awarded $500

  Karin McCay’s new children’s book tells story of kindness shown to The Frog with ASD

  Floyd Co. Judge discusses Governor’s Broadband Development Council’s first report as pandemic highlights issues

  Raider Aviation flight school providing charter flights out of Slaton

  Harvest organized for crop of Texas farmer lost to COVID-19

  Lubbock native joins Kelly Clarkson’s team, discusses success on The Voice

  One Class At A Time: Christ the King Cathedral School teacher, Nurturing Center awarded $500

  UMC Cancer Center urges screenings as it works to overcome pandemic challenges

  New details emerge about circumstances of Lubbock woman’s 2019 disappearance

  5-5-5 Move Over, Slow Down Rally held at Lubbock Regional Public Safety Memorial

  Family Promise of Lubbock overcomes COVID-19 challenges to prevent evictions, homelessness

  Lubbock Compact publishes new disparity report on issues beyond ‘Old Lubbock’

  Slaton hemp facility begins processing crop in inaugural season

  Mac Davis buried in Lubbock, Texas... in his jeans

  Slaton Bakery backs Homemade for Vanilla Wafers to add levity to campaign season

  Shallowater development aims to build 370 homes as U.S. construction spending increases

  One Class At A Time: Smyer Elementary teacher, South Plains College Foundation awarded $500