Raymon Troncoso covers the Illinois statehouse for Capitol News Illinois, with a focus on legislation and issues affecting ethnic communities, minority populations, distressed communities and rural areas. Previously, while attending the University of Florida, he covered local politics and elections, among other things, as a student journalist with WUFT. He was also a Morning Edition host and producer at WUFT TV’s First at Five PBS news show and reported on special projects, earning him Florida AP and regional RTDNA awards. Troncoso was raised in Miramar, FL, where he has been a volunteer wrestling coach at American Senior High School in Hialeah.
Beat: Illinois statehouse coverage
This beat involves coverage of state government lawmaking and policies that specifically impact ethnic communities, minority populations, distressed communities and rural areas. Through the Illinois Press Association, there are several member newspapers that also serve those populations and communities. Not only does that membership provide collaborative opportunities, it also serves as an effective distribution path for Capitol News Illinois content.