Ron Marasco

WJHG Anchor

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Ron started at WJHG in May 2014. He co-anchors the evening newscasts.

Ron was born in Anaheim, California, and raised in Orange County. Prior to WJHG, he served as the weekend anchor and a weekday reporter at WOI, the ABC affiliate in Des Moines, Iowa, where he won an IBNA (Iowa Broadcast News Association) award for his work. Previously, he anchored at KLEW, the CBS affiliate in Lewiston, Idaho. Ron also worked for both the Orange County Register and Honolulu Advertiser newspapers. In addition, he spent time anchoring and reporting for Comcast Cable in Southern California.

Ron graduated summa cum laude from California State University, Fullerton with his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism. He received his Master of Science degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University. He also taught the newscasting class at Iowa State.

In 2016, Ron won first place from the Florida Associated Press of Broadcasters for best light feature story.

When he's not working, Ron loves working out, reading, politics, watching Westerns, horse racing and watching his beloved Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim on the Internet. Ron also loves playing basketball and swears he can beat anyone at the station one-on-one.

Ron has one son, Adam.

If you have any story ideas you'd like Ron to pursue, you can email him at ron.marasco@wjhg.com. Also be sure to like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter.


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