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Former NATAS Scholarship Winner Lands First Reporting Job And Joins Board Of Governors

By Nazy Javid
Vice President Smaller Markets

Meet Austin Castro, KAEF ABC’s newest multimedia journalist in Eureka, California.

Castro graduated in 2021 from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts. During his time there, he was awarded a news reporting scholarship by the NATAS SF/Norcal Chapter.


In 2016, he became a correspondent for The Filipino Channel’s “Adobo Nation,” and in 2019 began hosting “MYX News” reporting on stories about the Filipino-American community.

Prior to joining the North Coast News Team, Austin also served as a Production Assistant at KPIX 5 in San Francisco.

As a huge game show fan, he has also appeared as a contestant on shows such as, “The Price is Right,” “Wheel of Fortune,” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.”

Castro now serves as the secretary of the NATAS SF/NorCal chapter.


In his free time, he loves creating content for YouTube and TikTok, and loves telling the stories of the North Coast community.

Click here to follow Castro on social media.

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