October 2, 2014 — Jacob Rascon has joined NBC News as a Correspondent, it was announced today by NBC News President Deborah Turness. Rascon has been a general assignment reporter for KNBC, NBC’s owned television station in Los Angeles, since 2012.
In recent months, Rascon has regularly appeared on “NBC Nightly News” and “TODAY” covering the Washington state wildfires, the major flooding in Arizona and Southern California and the celebrity cyber hacking scandal.
“Jacob has demonstrated his tremendous gift for creative and compelling storytelling,” said Turness. “I am delighted we will now have him with NBC News full time.”
At KNBC, Rascon covered nearly every high-profile local story including the shooting rampage at LAX, the manhunt for the fugitive ex-LAPD officer, Christopher Dorner, and several Southern California wildfires and earthquakes. Prior to KNBC, Rascon worked at KFOX in El Paso, Texas covering the Mexican gang wars and border violence. Additionally, Rascon covered the Arab Spring for ABC News in 2011.
Rascon graduated from Brigham Young University.
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