Art Rascon, an alumnus of the Communications program and award-winning journalist, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Alumni Achievement Award from the College of Fine Arts and Communications. As part of this honor, Rascon will give a lecture during BYU’s Homecoming week.
His lecture titled, “Finding Peace in a World of Conflict,” will take place on Thursday, October 10 at 11 a.m. in the Madsen Recital Hall (HFAC).
Art Rascon is an award winning reporter who has been covering news for 28 years. He has been nominated for 25 Emmys and has received 19. Other awards include: two Edward R. Murrow awards, three National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ awards, two Headliner Awards, the RTNDA Award, 15 Associated Press Reporting awards, and over a dozen outstanding reporting awards from Press Clubs in Houston, Los Angeles, and Miami.
During the span of his career, Rascon has covered conflicts in the Middle East, U.S. Presidential Elections, Hurricane Katrina, the tsunami in Indonesia, and the Virginia Tech shootings. He has also reported on such major events as the O.J. Simpson trial, the L.A. riots, and the Branch Davidian stand-off. He has reported from more than 50 countries, five continents, and nearly every state in the Union.
He currently anchors for ABC-13 in Houston. He and his wife, Patti, have six children.