Art Rascon Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, ABC13, Net Worth, Salary

Art Rascon is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor working for KTRK an ABC affiliate in Houston, Texas.

Art Rascon Bio, Wiki

Art Rascon is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor for ABC affiliate KTRK in Houston, Texas since joining the station in September 1998. He is the anchor of the 11 am, 5 pm, and 6 pm newscasts.

Art Rascon Education

Rascon attended Green Mountain High School just outside Denver. He then started his college studies at Brigham Young University Idaho in 1980. He served a mission for his faith, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), and later returned to his studies at Brigham Young University in Utah. Rascon also spent six months in Madrid, Spain studying European political science, History, Humanities, and the Arts. He graduated from BYU in 1985. While in college, he worked as a reporter for KBYU-FM and KBYU-TV.

Art Rascon Career

He has covered such major events as wars and conflicts in Iraq, the Balkans, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and Central America, traveling with scores of juvenile immigrants on their deadly trek to the U.S. border. Rascon has reported widely on U.S. Presidential elections, the Virginia Tech campus shooting, terrorist attacks both at home and abroad, and a host of hurricanes that have hit the Gulf Coast, and the Eastern seaboard including Katrina and Ike. He has covered other natural disasters throughout the world including the tsunami in Indonesia and was among the first journalists to report out of Haiti after the earthquake.

He joined abc13 from CBS NEWS where he worked as a correspondent, reporting on Haiti’s civil unrest, Peru’s hostage standoff, Mexico’s guerrilla wars, various school shootings, hurricanes throughout the Caribbean, and the US, and other more international stories.

From ’89 to ’94, he was a reporter at KABC-TV in Los Angeles, where he covered notable events like the Rodney King beating trial, the O.J. Simpson case, the L.A. riots, the Branch Davidian stand-off, and also earthquakes, fires, and floods. He earlier worked as a reporter, producer, and anchor in San Antonio, El Paso, Abilene, and Salt Lake City.

Art Rascon Age

Rascon was born on December 4, 1962, in El Paso, Texas, United States. He is 60 years old.

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Art Rascon Height

Rascon stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 7 inches.

Art Rascon Family / Brother

Rascon was born in El Paso, Texas, and his family moved to Santa Fe, New Mexico while he was still a young boy, and later to Albuquerque, but most of his youth was spent growing up in Denver, Colorado. He is one of five children. Art has a brother named Dan Rascon who is also a news broadcaster in Salt Lake City at NBC affiliate KSL TV.

Art Rascon Wife / Children

Rascon is married to Patti Rascon since August 2008. In August 2019, the couple celebrated their 11th wedding anniversary. Rascon is a father of seven children including, Olivia Rascon, Malachi Rascon, Elijah Rascon, and Elena Gabrielle Rascon. Two of Rascon’s children work as journalists. His son, Jacob Rascon, is a journalist and a reporter for NBC affiliate KPRC-TV in Houston.

Art Rascon Net Worth

Rascon has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned from his career as a news anchor and reporter.

Art Rascon Salary

Rascon earns an annual salary ranging between $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Art Rascon Ethnicity

Rascon is of white ethnicity.

Art Rascon Awards

Rascon has been nominated for 27 Emmys and has won 20. He has received more than three dozen other local and national reporting awards, including three National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ awards, two Edward R. Murrow awards, the RTNDA Award, the International Rotary Club award, two Headliner Awards, 15 Associated Press Reporting awards, and more than a dozen outstanding reporting awards from Press Clubs in Miami, Los Angeles, and Houston.

He was once named one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in America by The National Hispanic Business Magazine. In 2008, Rascon was named Houston Father Of The Year and in 2010 was honored with the prestigious Paul Harris Fellow award from Rotary International.

Art Rascon ABC13

Rascon works at ABC13 where he works alongside other famous ABC13 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Deborah Wrigley
  2. Chauncy Glover
  3. Tom Abrahams 
  4. Tom Koch
  5. Chelsey Hernandez
  6. Marla Carter
  7. Steven Romo
  8. Rachel Briers
  9. Samica Knight
  10. Erik Barajas
  11. Ilona Carson
  12. Mayra Moreno
  13. Mycah Hatfield
  14. T.J. Parker
  15. David Nuno
  16. Chaz Miller
  17. Ted Oberg
  18. Charly Edsitty
  19. Nick Natario
  20. Raven Ambers
  21. Gina Gaston
  22. Melanie Lawson
  23. Corin Hoggard

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Rascon.

Who is Rascon? He is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor
Age59 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet, 7 inches
SpousePatti Rascon
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
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