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NBC4 Hires Its First Multimedia Reporter

Once upon a time, Jacob Rascon thought about becoming a CIA agent and took Arabic-Hebrew classes at Brigham Young to support that notion. But by way of Egypt last year, he confirmed a different initial career calling: journalist.

Rascon has joined NBCLA as the station’s first multimedia reporter. His beat for now is Riverside and San Bernardino counties, but one day, he hopes to go international. From his bio page:

Rascon’s passion for journalism is second-generation, as his father and uncle were also broadcast journalists in the Los Angeles television market. Though constantly tutored in the business, Rascon truly found his love and appreciation for journalism in the Middle East, where he vividly remembers walking among hundreds of thousands of Egyptians in Tahrir Square, as they shouted for the fall of dictator, Hosni Mubarak, in 2011.

Rascon completed part of his university studies at Brigham Young’s sister campus in Idaho, where he created the campus’ first Spanish-language newscast. He was also the recipient of a National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ Geraldo Rivera collegiate scholarship.

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