Jacob Rascon
Emmy and Edward R. Murrow-award winning journalist Jacob Rascon joined ABC13 in January 2022. The native Houstonian is one of four Rascons in the business including his father Art, uncle Dan and brother Matt, all of whom have worked as anchors and reporters throughout the country.

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From working in the yard to singing in church, get to know ABC13's anchor Jacob Rascon.



Jacob's career began at ABC News in Jerusalem covering the Arab Spring from Tahrir Square in Cairo, Egypt. His assignments have taken him to nearly every state in the union, Mexico, South and Central America, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, He has reported on natural disasters including the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Hurricane Harvey and dozens of other storms, deadly tornado outbreaks in the Midwest, volcanic eruptions in Hawaii, California and Washington State wildfires; mass migration from Syria; infamous cartel criminal trials in El Paso; migrant caravans; gang violence in El Salvador; mass shootings in Colorado, California, Florida and Texas; the 2016 Presidential campaign, conventions and inauguration; the X Games and the PyeongChang Winter Olympics. Prior to ABC13, Jacob worked at KFOX-14, NBCLA, KPRC and NBC News as a correspondent based in Los Angeles and Dallas.

Jacob graduated from The Woodlands High School and Brigham Young University where he studied broadcast journalism. He interned at the Salt Lake Tribune, KUTV News and at the Kosovo Embassy in Washington D.C. shortly after leaders of the Balkan country declared independence. After his freshman year, Jacob moved to Uruguay for two years as missionary for his church, where he learned Spanish.

Jacob and Ashley live in the Houston area with their five children, a dog and a cat. For the record, he's not a big fan of cats. In his defense, cats aren't big fans of people.

Jacob's Stories
Seven Lakes High School junior helping fellow students who stutter on national level
ABC13 met with a Seven Lakes High School student who is using her stuttering as a strength to lead and help others build confidence.
When and where you can attend funeral services for Houston civil rights icon Rev. William Lawson
The city is mourning the death of a man and civil rights icon known by many as "Houston's Pastor." Here's how you can pay your respects to Rev. William A. Lawson and the legacy he left behind.
Richmond ranch hosts Texas Cowboy Fast Draw Championship
It sounds like something from a western movie, but Cowboy Fast Draw is a lightning-fast sport. The best in the game gathered for the state contest in Richmond.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says he supports IVF access, but calls topic 'very complicated'
The governor stopped short of calling for a new law to protect IVF in Texas. This comes as Alabama has halted treatments after its Supreme Court ruled that frozen embryos are children.
Houston-based elite team without borders tracks down world's most dangerous criminals
The world's most dangerous criminals and their networks are the focus of this specialized squad stationed in Houston. In a recent U.S. federal crackdown on Jalisco Cartel associates, a third of the 750 people detained were in Houston.
ABC13's Share Your Holidays: There's still time to help our neighbors in need
Nearly 667,000 meals have been created with your donations, but we're not finished yet. There's still time to donate to ABC13's Share Your Holidays Food Drive.
Thousands celebrate and remember at Houston Dia de los Muertos Parade
We saw perfect weather in Downtown Houston as marchers and revelers in bright colors and costumes took to the streets for the 2023 Houston Dia de los Muertos Parade. If you missed it, you can watch the full parade here.
Takeoff's death 1 year later: What we know about the suspect
The Grammy-nominated rapper was killed outside a bowling alley last year. Here are the new developments ABC13 learned about the suspect indicted in his murder.
RÁPIDO: Houston-born stroke awareness acronym for Spanish speakers adopted nationwide
Hispanics are twice as likely as Caucasians to suffer a stroke and less likely to recognize the symptoms, experts say. The American Stroke Association recently adopted a tool created by Houstonians intended to help solve this problem.
FBI to release 2,500 documents related to Nigerian president after request filed by journalist
Last week, the FBI announced plans to release 2,500 documents related to Nigeria's president -- 500 per month beginning in October. He took office in May after a contentious election.