Chacon, Rigo


RIGO CHACON has distinguished himself and our profession during his 25 years as a San Francisco Bay Area television reporter (KGO) by:  becoming the first Hispanic television reporter in the Bay Area;  opening the first San Jose bureau of any San Francisco-based TV station;  becoming the first person of Mexican decent in U.S. history to win a local Emmy; covering several major international events in Latin America;  winning the San Francisco Archdiocese St. Francis Journalism Award for Humanitarian Reporting;  founding the “Abrazos and Books” scholarship program;  and by consistently maintaining the highest possible broadcast journalistic standards.


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