Jon Castagnino is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Las Vegas, and to be a part of FOX5 -- both in sports and in news.
He's one of the few true Vegas natives. Jon is a graduate of UNLV and Green Valley High School. He remembers a time in the Valley when a drive to Red Rock Canyon seemed like it "took forever" -- before the days of the 215 -- and the Boulevard and Meadows where the only two malls in the city.
After stops in Wyoming and in southern Texas, he learned to fall in love with watching rodeo and lying on the beach ("South Padre Island!"): now, he's just trying to adjust to the 100-plus temperatures once again.
In Vegas, Jon has covered his share of championship boxing, UFC and training camp before Team USA's run to gold in men's basketball. On the news side, he's been at the forefront of the investigations and safety concerns that surrounded the two deadly North Las Vegas plane crashes which took place over the span of six days.
When he's not working, Jon tries to play golf, spend time with his friends and family -- especially his adorable niece Gianna -- and take as many trips to Disneyland as possible.
You can see him anchoring sports on the weekends, including FOX5 Sports Plus Sunday nights and reporting news during the week.