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

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Jon Castagnino In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal
November 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.
Las Vegas Sun
August 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.
Las Vegas Review Journal
January 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

Campus NewsOctober 26, 2017
With newsrooms being raided of resources, pro sports offer a golden opportunity to enterprising UNLV students.
Campus NewsOctober 9, 2017
Students, faculty, and graduates quickly gather unique accounts of the Las Vegas Strip shooting.
Shakeria Hawkins
Campus NewsAugust 3, 2017
Student-produced show Rebel Report wins an Emmy Award while its student reporters go on to land jobs.
Eddie Owens eing interviews
Campus NewsDecember 9, 2016
Show produced by UNLV journalism students is now available on KCLV Channel 2.