Friday, June 05, 2020

Leslie Mouton leaves KSAT 12

Longtime morning anchor Leslie Mouton leaves KSAT 12 San Antonio after two decades


KSAT-12 "Good Morning San Antonio" and "KSAT 12 News @ Noon" anchor Leslie Mouton surprised viewers on Facebook with the following post about her immediate resignation:

"Big changes! After almost 21 years I am starting a new chapter of my life. I am so grateful for the wonderful years I have had at KSAT, and blessed to work with the best in the business. Thank you all for supporting me throughout the years, I love you!"

Mouton has been with the station since 1999.

Before her return to San Antonio with KSAT, the award winning journalist:
- Anchored the 10pm news on WOLO Columbia, South Carolina.
- Anchored mornings on CBS 11 KTVT Dallas
- Anchored mornings on KENS 5
- Anchored 10pm news on KLST San Angelo
- Anchored various newscasts on KALB Alexandria, Louisiana

According to her bio, Mouton was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 35. In a time when many did not talk about their diagnoses, Mouton made a statement for cancer patients by anchoring a newscast without her wig.

I believe it was important for people to see the reality of cancer. I also know the heart-wrenching fear of losing your hair," Mouton said in her bio. "So, I wanted to inspire women not to be ashamed of their bald heads, and hopefully ease the fear of being bald."

That statement garnered national attention with coverage on "Oprah," "Good Morning America," "Weekend Today Show," "20/20," "Inside Edition" and newspaper coverage.

No word on what Mouton plans to do next.

Stay tuned.




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