Monday, January 16, 2012

KTRK 13's Art Rascon's son Jacob to KNBC Los Angeles


UPDATE JULY 24, 2014
Jacob Rascon now at NBC News

I told you in April how Jacob Rascon started reporting at KFOX 14 El Paso. Name sound familiar? Houston viewers know Jacob's dad as KTRK 13 Live at Five anchor Art Rascon.

And just like his father before him, Jacob Rascon is now California bound. That's right, the younger Rascon hasn't been reporting a year yet for KFOX and he's already landed a gig in television market number 2 at KNBC 4 Los Angeles. (Former KHOU anchor Lucy Noland left for KNBC too).

"We love El Paso and didn't expect to leave so soon," Jacob Rascon told mikemcguff.com. "But my family and I are thrilled about this opportunity."

As I blogged before, Rascon showed up in El Paso ready for the big time. Back then, I wrote Rascon looked like a clone of his father in appearance and reporting style. A reader commented the term "Ras-clone." Clever.

Jacob will work as an Inland Empire bureau reporter for the station. (Former KHOU 11 and KIAH 39 reporter Leticia Juarez left Houston to cover the Inland Empire for KABC.) He tells me this is an MMJ position (aka one man band) but he will probably have a photographer some of the time.

Rascon's are no strangers to TV audiences in the Inland Empire or Los Angeles in general. Jacob tells me his uncle Dan Rascon worked as an Inland Empire reporter for KNBC in the past (Dan is now at KUTV). Before Jacob's father, Art, worked for CBS News as a network correspondent and eventually KTRK 13, he worked for KABC.

As for Art, he is naturally very proud of his son's accomplishments.

"My wife Patti and I are thrilled for Jacob and his family," Art Rascon told mikemcguff.com. "This is a terrific, and I might add a challenging opportunity for him. Having worked at ABC in Los Angles, I know well the shark tank he is diving into.

"He's a solid journalist, has a bright future, and as a father I couldn't be more proud. I look forward to continuing our near daily conversations about his journalistic adventures."

Above is Jacob Rascon's latest KFOX demo reel for your viewing pleasure. Congrats on the new gig.

UPDATE JULY 24, 2014
Jacob Rascon now at NBC News

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4 comments:

  1. He looks and sounds just like his dad, it's eerie but cool at the same time!
    Congrats to him and his family!

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  2. He's a major cutie. Wow. We guys find him VERY attractive.

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  3. Yes we do - too bad it's mostly disasters he reports

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  4. I first thought they were brothers.

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