Leslie Mouton is a two-time Emmy award winning television news anchor and public speaker.
Leslie started her journalism career in 1988, and for the last 21 years she has worked at KSAT 12, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. She retired from KSAT in June 2020.
In October 2000, at the age of 35, Mouton discovered a lump in her breast during a self-exam. It was a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She allowed cameras to follow her during the entire treatment process which included surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy.
To bring awareness to the disease and offer encouragement and support to other women suffering from it she anchored a newscast without her wig on. At a time when cancer was still considered taboo, it garnered national attention. She was a guest on Good Morning America, Weekend Today and Oprah. Newspapers worldwide as well as television programs Inside Edition and Primetime featured stories about her battle.
Leslie continues to speak publicly about her disease in an effort to educate women about the importance of self-exams and early detection.
Her story is included in the book The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage which features individual chapters written by survivors. Here story is chapter one “Bless me Lord and My Bald Head too!” The book’s proceeds go to education and research for breast cancer. A PBS documentary on the book features Mouton and her family.
She has received numerous awards including, The Congressional Action for Cancer Awareness Award, the Macey’s Heart and Soul Award, she was named one of the Texas Jaycees “Ten Most Outstanding Young Texans”, and awarded official citations from both the City of San Antonio and Bexar County for her work in raising awareness about breast cancer.
Leslie is married to retired Air Force pilot Tony “Maddog” Mattox, and they have one daughter Nicole Danielle Mattox.
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