Austin Westfall


Austin Westfall grew up in Los Angeles and discovered a passion for journalism when a college professor recommended he take an introductory news reporting course. He received his associate’s degree in New Media Journalism from College of the Canyons in 2017. He then transferred to Arizona State University’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and will graduate in May 2019.

Before moving to Arizona, Westfall worked as a multimedia journalist for the Santa Clarita Valley Signal newspaper, covering breaking news, crime and human interest stories for both online video and print publication. He discovered a passion for radio when he hosted a talk show for College of the Canyons’ student-run radio station. He has since anchored a weekly newscast for ASU’s Blaze Radio and currently hosts a weekly podcast for The State Press, ASU's student-run news publication.

Westfall has special interests in investigative journalism and breaking news reporting. He also avidly follows the NBA and is a big fan of late-night talk shows.

Title Author Publication Date
Air Canada Launches Direct Flight From Phoenix to Montreal Austin Westfall February 23, 2018
ASU Extending Health Care Services Austin Westfall February 21, 2018
Bill Would Punish Marijuana Doctors For Breaking Rules Austin Westfall February 16, 2018
Wet Weather Will Not Make Big Impact On Fire Season Austin Westfall February 14, 2018
Great Hearts Academies Reversing Course On 'Discriminatory' Hair Policy Austin Westfall February 09, 2018
Court Rules Hopi Can Challenge Use Of Recycled Water For Snowbowl Austin Westfall February 09, 2018
ACLU Taking Issue With Great Hearts Academies' Hair Policy Austin Westfall February 07, 2018
Flake To Trump: 'Treason Is Not A Punchline' Austin Westfall February 06, 2018
Officials Warn Of Earlier, Stronger Fire Season Austin Westfall February 02, 2018
Tucson Cracks Down On Drivers Using Phones Austin Westfall February 01, 2018
Mesa Animal Shelter Fighting To Contain Respiratory Infection Austin Westfall January 25, 2018
Bad Weather, Flu Contributing To U.S. Blood Shortage Austin Westfall January 24, 2018
Phoenix Is Contender For New Apple Campus Austin Westfall January 24, 2018