Steven Rascón

Class of 2022

Steven Rascón is a theatre-maker, a journalist, and an audio storyteller from Northeast Los Angeles.

Their focus is investigative reporting and audio documentary. Rascón has written for online, magazines and radio. He started working in journalism as a contributor and associate producer for KCRW Public Radio where his reporting on underreported fentanyl overdoses in Los Angeles’ Queer community aired on KCRW and KQED. Rascón is passionate about telling diverse stories for radio through community engagement. He holds a bachelor of fine arts degree in theater arts and creative writing.

 

EDUCATION

  • The University of the Arts Bachelors in Fine Arts in Theatre and Creative Writing

  • University of California, Berkeley Masters in Journalism

  • Transom Story Workshop

EMPLOYERS

  • KCRW Public Radio - Reporter, Associate Producer

  • CALIFORNIA Magazine Editorial Intern, Contributor

  • Center for Investigative Reporting: Reveal, Production Assistant

  • UC Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program, Graduate Research Assistant

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Kaiser Permanente Institute for Health Policy Fellowship

  • Dean’s Merit Fellowship

PUBLICATIONS & OTHER WORK

  • KCRW, Fentanyl test strips could save lives so advocates are handing them out, https://www.kcrw.com/news/shows/kcrw-features/fentanyl-test-strips-could-save-lives-so-advocates-are-handing-them-out

  • California Magazine, Transitioning with Grace Lavery, coming out in Academia, https://alumni.berkeley.edu/california-magazine/fall-2020/transitioning-with-grace-lavery-coming-out-in-academia

  • Cal Matters, A debunked theory fuels a Trump lawsuit, https://calmatters.org/politics/votebeat/2020/11/sharpiegate-california-debunked/

MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS

  • NLGJA, NAHJ, Trans Journalists Association, EJA

REPORTING INTERESTS

Cybersecurity, Investigative, LGBTQ, Latinx Communities, Misinformation, Public health