Rex Castillo joined the WRBL Sports team in July 2018. As a life long sports fanatic, Rex loves the opportunity to report in the Chattahoochee Valley, where amazing high school talent resides and of course he’s in the middle of SEC Country. Going to games and shooting highlights are an incredible part of the job, but Rex really enjoys telling the stories of our local athletes.
Rex took a unique path to his journalism career. He graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio with a communications degree. UTSA didn’t have a formal journalism program so Rex decided to sign the dotted line and join the Texas Army National Guard.
In the National Guard, Rex completed Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and became a Public Affairs Correspondent for the Army. He learned how to shoot, write and edit copy for television broadcast.
During the last 2 years of his Army contract Rex started his television reporter career in Central Texas as a news reporter in Temple, Texas for Time Warner Cable News. Eventually he finally became a sports reporter in San Angelo, Texas with KIDY-Fox San Angelo.
After reporting on the Friday Night Lights in the Lone Star State he packed up his bags and became a weekend sports anchor at WSAV News 3 in Savannah, Georgia. He spent two years in the Hostess City and got the call to the Fountain City and became the Sports Director at WRBL-News 3.
There’s something special about covering high school sports in the Chattahoochee Valley and SEC sports however Rex remains loyal to his Texas teams. Specifically, he roots for his hometown Houston teams like the Texans, Rockets and Astros.
When it comes to college sports he’s all about the Texas Longhorns. As a sports junkie Rexcan literally watch sports all day long. He’s also a little bit of nerd, a huge fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but also loves working out. For some strange reason he’s caught a love for doing Spartan Races, running 5k’s and other races around the area. If you see Rex around, don’t be a stranger, say hello and spark up a sports conversation about literally anything and he’ll be glad to talk and even debate.
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