Casey to appear on ‘48 Hours’



Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey with Peter Van Sant of ‘48 Hours’.

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey with Peter Van Sant of ‘48 Hours’.

Blount County District Attorney Pamela Casey will be featured on the season premiere of CBS’s “48 Hours” this Saturday.

Casey was asked to collaborate on the show as a result of her work to inform parents about dangerous apps. Her videos on Facebook have attracted loads of views – one video received more than 6 million views last year.

Her work on app alerts has generated mainstream national media recognition and she was even featured on ABC’s Good Morning America.

Casey’s segment on this week’s show will explore the murder of Nicole Lovell, a 13-year-old girl from Blacksburg, Va., who was killed earlier this year by a Virginia Tech student. She was found to have interacted with her killer on the “kik” app.

CBS came to Blount County in February and filmed Casey’s presentation “Raising Responsible Digital Citizens” at Hayden Middle School. In June, she was invited to Washington, D.C., where she sat down with CBS to discuss her work and how parents can keep teens safe from online social media dangers.

“It was an honor to be asked by CBS to work on this project,” said Casey. “I truly believe this episode will save the life of a teen somewhere in this country. If you have a child or grandchild, you will not want to miss this episode.

“48 Hours” premieres Saturday at 9 p.m. CBS-42.