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Art Rascon abc13 KTRK, Age, Jacob Rascon, Retiring, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Bio, Journalist

Who is Art Rascon?

Art Rascon is an American journalist working for KTRK in Houston, Texas as a news anchor. He has been working for abc13 KTRK since 1998. He came to KTRK from CBS News where he worked as a correspondent for CBS Evening News. In  October 2021, he announced that he will be retiring from KTRK and his son will fill his position from early 2022.

Art Rascon Age

Art is 59 years old as of 2021. He was born on December 4 1962 in the United States.

Art Rascon Parents

Rascon was born and raised by his parents n El Paso, Texas. His family later moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico, and grew up in Denver, Colorado. He studied at Green Mountain High School and later joined Brigham Young University Idaho. Art finally graduated from Brigham Young University in Utah in 1995. He has a brother called Dan who is also a journalist.

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Art Rascon Wife, Children

Art married his wife Patti Rascon on November 1, 1985. Rascon and his wife have six children; Matthew, Spencer, Absalon, Isaac, Jacob, Natalie, and Erica. Their sons Jacob and Matthew are both journalists.

Art Rascon Son Jacob Rascon

Rascon’s son Jacob Rascon is a journalist working for KTRK-TV as a reporter. He comes to ABC13 KTRK TV from the NBC affiliate KPRC-TV as a reporter and anchor. He has previously worked at NBC News as a correspondent and KNBC as a reporter. His father is the well-known journalist Art Rascon.

Art Rascon Net Worth

Rascon has an estimated net worth of $500 k as a journalist.

Art Rascon Salary abc13 KTRK

Rascon earns an annual salary of $576 k as a correspondent at abc13 KTRK.

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Art Rascon abc13 KTRK

Rascon moved to KTRK-TV, an ABC-owned station in Houston, in 1998 where he co-anchored the 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. newscasts. He has covered domestic and international news and conflicts, including those in the Middle East, Iraq, Serbia, Kosovo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Central America.

He covered the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II as well as three Papal conclaves. He has written extensively about immigration, following children, adolescent, and adult immigrants from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala all the way to the United States border.

Rascon has covered everything from earthquakes to tsunamis and has executive produced and reported on a number of half-hours Special Reports on a variety of subjects, as well as reporting from the scene of more than a dozen major hurricanes, including Katrina, Ike, and a slew of other storms. He was among the first to arrive in Haiti the morning after the earthquake.

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Art Rascon Journalist

Rascon began his television career in 1983 as an associate producer and reporter for PBS affiliate KBYU-TV in Provo, Utah, and later for ABC affiliate KTVX-TV in Salt Lake City.

Rascon moved to Texas in 1985, where he worked as a producer, reporter, and anchor for NBC affiliate KRBC-TV in Abilene until August 1987, then for ABC affiliate KVIA-TV in El Paso until 1988, and for NBC affiliate KMOL-TV (now WOAI-TV) in San Antonio until August 1989, when he became a reporter and anchor for KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

Art covered natural disasters in California as well as high-profile events such as the O. J. Simpson, Rodney King, and Lyle and Erik Menendez trials, as well as the Branch Davidian stand-off, and the 1992 Los Angeles riots, among a variety of other topics such as brush fires, riots, and other natural disasters.

He moved to Miami as a CBS Evening News correspondent in 1994. While there, he covered major events in the southeastern United States, Mexico, and the Caribbean, as well as a variety of stories from Cuba and South and Central America. Rascon also covered the Oklahoma City bombing, conflicts, and unrest in Haiti, Peru, and Mexico, as well as regional hurricanes.

He spoke with Manuel Noriega and Daniel Ortega. He received a national Edward R. Murrow award for his spot coverage of Hurricane Opal on CBS Radio and CBS News. He and the 48 Hours (TV series) crew were also nominated for an Emmy by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for their coverage of Hurricane Fran.

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Art Rascon Retirement

Rascon announced in October 2021 that he would be stepping down from his position at KTRK later that year and that his son Jacob Rascon would be joining the station to fill his vacancy. He said that he was going to pursue personal life goals such as religious and community service projects.

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