A senior at Arizona State University, Riis Valcho began his aspirations as a journalist when he was a reporter for the Mesa Legend at Mesa Community College, reporting on campus news and sports stories. Most recently, Valcho has continued to hone his journalism skills as a writer and multimedia producer for ASU’s The State Press, where he co-hosted the newspaper’s first digital news webcast “State Press Weekly.”

An Arizona native, he is proud to report on stories which affect both the Valley and the state he loves. In fact, Valcho was nicknamed “Mr. Arizona” by close friends after rattling off random facts about the state during Arizona’s centennial celebration year. He has also lived along the Central Coast of California, Oklahoma, and North Texas.

Valcho is expecting to graduate in December 2014 with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science. He loves rooting for all the local sports teams, hiking and road trips.

Title Publication Date
Lime Shortage Sours Cinco de Mayo For Restaurants May 05, 2014
Phoenix Ordiance Change Deals With Golf Course Blight April 29, 2014
Report: 1 In 4 Arizona Kids Are Hungry April 21, 2014
Scott Smith Wraps Up Last Day As Mayor Of Mesa April 16, 2014
Grace Period For Health Care Law Ends Tuesday April 14, 2014
Budget Woes Prevent City From Hiring New Police Officers April 09, 2014
Yavapai-Prescott Tribe Plans New Resort-Style Casino April 03, 2014
Two Wildfires Burning Near Flagstaff Mark Early Start To Fire Season March 31, 2014
Tusayan Wants Town's Name Changed To Stop Confusion March 26, 2014
Tempe Set To Complete Solar Panel Project March 14, 2014
Malnourished Horses Taken From Buckeye Property March 13, 2014
HB2655 Would End Most State Deportations March 11, 2014
Cactus League A Possibility For Houston Astros March 05, 2014
Rural Areas Missing Out On Job Growth March 04, 2014
Coconino County May Block Cell Phone Use In Vehicles February 27, 2014
State Parks Department Seeks New Revenues In Light Of Budget Cuts February 25, 2014
ASU Baseball's Packard Stadium Begins Its Last Season February 12, 2014
Mesa Libraries Begin New Streaming Media Service February 10, 2014
Diamondbacks Set To Start Spring Training Early February 06, 2014
Southwest To Offer Direct Flights To Phoenix From Dallas February 04, 2014
Freezing Temperatures Across U.S. Could Increase Valley Tourism January 29, 2014
Funding Next Year's Super Bowl In Glendale January 28, 2014
Margaret T. Hance Park Development Continues January 22, 2014