Jacob Rascon leaves NBC News, heading for Houston based KPRC

By: Anthony Norman  |   | 
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NBC News correspondent Jacob Rascon is leaving the network after three years. He will be joining the Houston based NBC affiliate KPRC next. The official Twitter for KPRC2 announced on Wednesday that Rascon will be joining the network’s news team starting in September 2017.

Jacob Rascon returning to Houston to joining KPRC2

KPCR2 welcome post

Jerry Martin, Vice President of KPRC said in an announcement, “We're excited to have a Houstonian with such a deep and varied journalistic background join our team. Jacob will be one of our go-to reporters on major breaking national and international stories.”

As an anchor and reporter, the father of four “will cover local and breaking news stories” and make appearances for on-air as well as digital platforms. 

Born and raised in Houston, Rascon’s work at NBC News took him to almost every state in the United States and he has also traveled to Europe, Latin America and the Middle East as a reporter. 

Jacob Rascon's career highlights as a NBC News correspondent

Jacob Rascon sitting with legs crossed amidst Trump supporters holding cards

Rascon covered Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in 2016, interviewing thousands of protesters and supporters all over the States.

He also reported on the mass shootings in Orlando, Dallas and Oregon and reached Mexico to cover the news of capture of notorious drug lord El Chapo.

His career highlights also include reporting on the migrant crisis from Turkey, diplomatic relations from Cuba, and the Aurora movie theater gunman’s murder trial.

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