Casanova earned his degree in geography at the University of South Florida, followed by meteorology certification from Mississippi State University. After broadcast training at Tampa TV stations WTVT and WFLA, Casanova first worked at WTXL-TV in 2003 as weekend meteorologist. He later manned the weekday morning shift for three years before accepting a weekend meteorologist position at CW affiliate KIAH-TV in Houston, Texas, in 2006. Casanova returned to ABC 27 HD as Chief Meteorologist in 2008.
Throughout his career, Casanova has covered all types of weather scenarios, including numerous hurricane threats. He provided thorough local and national coverage of the active hurricane seasons of 2004 and 2005. He also reported from the scenes of several of those storms, including hurricanes Jeanne, Dennis, and Katrina. He also guided Texas viewers during the landfall of Hurricane Ike in 2008, and local viewers and users more recently with multi-hour coverage of hurricanes Hermine and Michael when they struck the Big Bend and Panhandle regions.
Cas and the weather team set the standard for local severe weather coverage during the Mar. 3, 2012 severe weather outbreak with continuous live monitoring and tracking of tornadic thunderstorms, including one in Lanier County that produced significant damage. This standard is upheld through subsequent severe storm events, with coverage performed extensively on air and through several digital and mobile platforms.
Casanova earned many honors over the years, from being ABC 27's Employee of the Year in 2005, to recognition by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in 2007 in the Major Market Best Weathercast category, to Florida's Best Weathercast from the Florida AP Broadcasters in 2013, to first-place acclaim for the annual tropical season preparedness program series "Hurricane." Readers of a local print publication voted Cas as the "Best of Tallahassee" TV Personality in 2019.
Casanova is designated as a Certified Broadcast Meteorologist by the American Meteorological Society and is the first and only in the Tallahassee market to achieve this higher standard of AMS approval. But his expertise is not limited to tropical weather -- he is also a forecaster for a Minnesota radio station.
Cas is active outside the weather center, heavily involved in the community through educational, weather preparedness, and children's initiatives.
In his spare time, Casanova Nurse is a current events and history buff who collects '80s memorabilia and enjoys computer technology and participating in community projects. He's also taken a recent focus on personal health, well-being, and fitness. He lives in Tallahassee with his spouse and adopted children, and is thrilled to connect with the people of Northern Florida and Southern Georgia.