"He's been a great mentor and a better dad, never pushing me to follow in his footsteps, but when I decided to try it out, he was right there with endless advice and encouragement," Jacob Rascon told mikemcguff.com in the past.
I've been covering young Jacob's career since he was at KFOX El Paso. That was back in 2011.
In 2012, the younger Rascon (or "Ras-clone" as a commenter called him) moved to KNBC Los Angeles.
Then a week ago, my old post about Jacob started moving up the charts to be the number one post on this blog as of this writing. That's because Jacob is now an NBC correspondent...at least temporarily as he tweeted (see embedded below).
"He's a solid journalist, has a bright future, and as a father I couldn't be more proud," Art Rascon told mikemcguff.com a few years ago. "I look forward to continuing our near daily conversations about his journalistic adventures."
It was apparent Jacob had his old man's reporting chops early on. It really is like watching a younger Art in terms of appearance, speaking manner and storytelling.
And don't think Art's national days are in the past. As I just recently blogged, a few weeks ago, Art filed a report for ABC News' This Week.
Jacob Rascon officially joins NBC News
Joining @nbcnews as a correspondent based in Dallas! pic.twitter.com/RcsVTfpE43
— Jacob Rascon (@Jacobnbc) October 2, 2014