Dead Air
Season 13
Number 11
Writer Joe Pokaski
Director Phil Conserva
Original Airdate January 16, 2013
Previous Episode: Risky Business Class
Next Episode: Double Fault

Dead Air is the eleventh episode in season thirteen of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


The CSIs work to solve the murder of a news reporter who was killed during a power cut while in the middle of a live news broadcast.


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Main Cast

Guest Cast

  • Alex Carter as Detective Lou Vartann
  • Daniel Roebuck as Fred Paulsen
  • Spencer Grammer as Ella St. James
  • Lenny Jacobson as Denny Jones
  • Abigail Klein as Rainy Days
  • Jacob Zachar as Chad Lane
  • Danielle Bisutti as Theresa Shea
  • Tom Choi as Director
  • Richard Blake as Robbie
  • Felisha Terrell as Competitive Reporter
  • William Petersen as Gil Grissom (voice only/uncredited)
  • Daniel Mitchell as Cameraman (uncredited)
  • Shane Saunders as Reporter (uncredited)


  • Alex Carter's (Lou Vartann) final appearance in this episode.

See Also

CSI:Las Vegas Season 13
Karma to BurnCode Blue Plate SpecialWild FlowersIt Was a Very Good YearPlay DeadPick and RollFallen AngelsCSI on FireStrip MaulRisky Business ClassDead AirDouble FaultIn Vino VeritasExileForget Me NotLast Woman StandingDead of the ClassShelteredBackfireFearlessGhosts of the PastSkin in the Game