Christian Cazares is the South Jersey Bureau reporter for Telemundo62. You can watch his live reports during the 5:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts.
Christian is passionate about being out in the community and meeting viewers. He enjoys telling people’s stories, their successes, struggles, what makes them cry, etc., in order to create change.
Christian’s most memorable story that he covered while working in Philadelphia was about a family who lost their baby in a hit and run accident outside of their home. The family was devastated for their loss and was unable to pay for the funeral arrangements. They created a bank account for the community to help pitch in, but when Christian heard of this, he reached out to them and informed them that it was unnecessary. In Pennsylvania, financial assistance for funeral services is available for families who lost their loved ones to violence.
“I recall the tears of joy from the family after I explained what they were eligible for,” said Christian. “Knowledge is power and it is our responsibility to educate the community.”
Christian graduated from California State University, Monterey Bay. He broke into the television industry as an intern with Televisa, and has worked in San Diego, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Philadelphia. He has been nominated for five Emmy Awards for investigation and other categories. Christian has also received numerous awards from San Diego Press Club, and the Society of Professional Journalism. His work has been recognized by California State Assembly for shining light on various consumer issues as well. Christian also served as a board member of the National Association of Television Arts and Science (NATAS) for the Pacific Southwest chapter.
A big animal lover, Christian is the proud owner of a seven year old Maltese who is deaf. Truly passionate about pets and finding homes for shelter animals, Christian loves participating in Clear the Shelters for the Telemundo62 audience.
When Christian is not reporting for Telemundo62, he enjoys visiting family and friends, and exploring the Greater Philadelphia Area.
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