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Jon Castagnino

Manager, Sports Content and Social Media

Expertise: Television Broadcasting, Sports Media, Social Media


Jon Castagnino comes to the Hank Greenspun School of Journalism and Media Studies after more than a decade working in television news. A graduate of UNLV, his on-air career began in the small city of Casper, Wyoming, followed by a stop in South Texas. Most recently, Jon worked as a sports anchor/reporter at FOX5 News in Las Vegas. He's covered some of the most prestigious sporting events in the country and now brings his hands-on experience to students at UNLV. Jon oversees the "Rebel Report," a student-run television and social media platform covering UNLV athletics and events throughout Las Vegas.


  • B.A., Communication Studies, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • B.S., Sports Injury Management, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Jon Castagnino In The News

Nov 21, 2017

Students involved in UNLV’s sports-themed “Rebel Report” TV show swap roles each week, ensuring each gets experience behind the anchor desk, holding a microphone and operating equipment.

Aug 18, 2017

Emmy Awards are often the shining point of a career for those in broadcast media. A group of UNLV journalism students netted the prestigious award for work they conducted before graduating college.

Feb 2, 2016

The prospects of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders relocating to Las Vegas seem remote, but casino owner Sheldon Adelson is taking a shot at it.

Jan 7, 2016

They're, collectively, an all-seeing eye, catching people in places they shouldn't be and doing things they probably shouldn't be doing and then showing it to the entire world. Forget Big Brother. Smartphone cameras make all of us big brothers, turning us into equal parts private detective, nanny, snitch and busybody.

Articles Featuring Jon Castagnino

Oct 26, 2017
Campus News

With newsrooms being raided of resources, pro sports offer a golden opportunity to enterprising UNLV students.

Oct 9, 2017
Campus News

Students, faculty, and graduates quickly gather unique accounts of the Las Vegas Strip shooting.

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