Art Rascon is a reporter and news anchor for ABC News in Houston, TX. He is an Emmy Award winner (19 total) and a former vice president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. Hispanic Business Magazine once named him one of the one hundred most influential Hispanics in America.
Rascon joined ABC-13 in September 1998 to serve as anchor of the five o’clock news. Since then, Rascon has covered such major events as wars and conflicts in Iraq, the Balkans, the Middle East, Central America, and the Caribbean. He has reported widely on U.S. Presidential elections, terrorist attacks both at home and abroad, the Virginia Tech campus shooting, and a host of hurricanes that have hit the Eastern seaboard and the Gulf coast, including Katrina and Ike. Rascon has covered other natural disasters throughout the world, such as the Tsunami in Indonesia, and was one of the first journalists to report out of Haiti after the earthquake.
Art earned his Associates in Journalism from BYU-Idaho in 1981 and his BFA in Journalism from BYU in 1985.