Carla Castano comes to Austin from Oregon. She reported news forKATU, KVAL and KCBY. Before that she worked as an associateproducer at KOIN-TV and as a disc jockey at KBPS Radio inPortland.
What is yourposition?
When did you start atKXAN?
October of 2007
How did you get started inTV?
I always knew I wanted to be a news reporter. I truly feelit is my calling. I have worked as a reporter at a few televisionstations in Oregon: KATU in Portland, KVAL in Eugene and KCBY inCoos Bay. Before working as a reporter, I worked as an associateproducer at KOIN-TV and as a disc jockey at KBPS Radio in Portland.But my passion has always been in reporting. I love going out onstories and meeting new people. Since I started reporting, I havebeen honored with several Associated Press and Society ofProfessional Journalism awards in the breaking news, hard news andspot news categories.
Where did you go tocollege?
Portland State University
Where is yourhometown?
What's your favorite thing aboutAustin?
The diversity. There are so many people of differentbackgrounds.
What's your guiltypleasure?
Reading David Sedaris books.
How would you like to make adifference?
I would like to be the best person I can be. For people toknow they can trust me and to know I always do my best to beaccurate and fair.
What's your favoritefood?
Tell us about yourfamily.
I could not ask for more supportive family members. Mygrandparents immigrated to the United States and are/were some ofthe bravest, strongest people I have ever known. I am the oldest ofthree children and am very close to my entire family.
You can e-mail Carla at Carla.Castano@kxan.com.
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