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Jon Castagnino

Social Media Sports Coordinator, Journalism and Media Studies

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

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

Eddie Owens eing interviews
Dec 9, 2016
Campus News

Show produced by UNLV journalism students is now available on KCLV Channel 2.

Jon Castagnino
Jan 27, 2016

Alumnus and new Greenspun School of Journalism instructor reflects on his fight with cancer, passion for journalism, and the inspiration he finds in students.

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