Jacob Rascon joined KPRC2 in September 2017 from NBC News, where he worked as a correspondent based in Dallas and Los Angeles. His assignments for NBC Nightly News, the TODAY show, MSNBC and NBC News digital platforms took him to nearly every state in the Union, Europe, the Middle East and Latin America.
Rascon helped lead NBC News' coverage of Hurricane Harvey from the Texas coast and Houston. He traveled with the Donald Trump campaign, interviewing thousands of his supporters and protesters across the country; he also covered President Trump's inauguration and the 2016 Republican and Democratic conventions; he reported from Orlando, Dallas and Oregon after mass shootings there; and from Mexico for the capture of the world's most notorious drug kingpin "El Chapo"; from Turkey during the migrant crisis; from Cuba during their historic shift in U.S. relations there, and from Colorado leading NBC News' coverage of the Aurora movie theater massacre gunman's capital murder trial.
Before joining NBC News, Rascon worked for KNBC, the NBC-owned station in Los Angeles, covering such major news events as the LAX shooting rampage, the manhunt for ex-LAPD fugitive cop killer Christopher Dorner and destructive California wildfires and floods.
Previously, Rascon worked for KFOX in El Paso, ABC News in Jerusalem, the Salt Lake Tribune and KBYI radio, reporting on state and local government, border politics, federal drug cartel trials, the devastating Haiti earthquake and the Arab Revolution from Cairo, Egypt, among other news stories.
Rascon grew up in the Houston area and graduated from The Woodlands High School. He is an alumnus of Brigham Young University and is fluent in Spanish. He and his wife, Ashley, live in greater Houston area with their four children.