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Leslie Mouton        

Breast Cancer Survivor & Award-Winning Broadcast Journalist

Leslie Mouton is a breast cancer survivor and award-winning broadcast journalist. Until June of 2020, Mouton served as the noon and 6 p.m. anchor at KSAT-12 News, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. While Mouton has covered many stories during the course of her career in journalism, perhaps the most important story she's told is her own.

In October of 2000, at the young age of 35, she discovered a lump in her left breast. It turned out to be a very aggressive form of breast cancer. She allowed cameras to follow her through every part of her battle and she shared it with viewers, from surgery and chemo to hair loss and radiation, all of it on camera, all of it made public.

To bring awareness to the disease and to offer encouragement and support to other women going through it, she decided, one night, to anchor a newscast without her wig on.

That gained national attention. She was a guest on "Good Morning America," "Weekend Today," and "Oprah." "Inside Edition" and "Primetime" featured stories about her battle and newspapers across the world wrote about it. Her personal fight became a public platform to educate all women about the importance of self-exams and early detection.

Mouton contributed her story to the book "The Breast Cancer Book of Strength and Courage." Each chapter is written by a survivor, and Mouton's chapter is the first one in the book. Proceeds go to education and research for breast cancer. PBS did a documentary on the book and Mouton’s family was a featured part of the story.

Mouton has received numerous awards including the Congressional Action for Cancer Awareness Award, Macy’s Heart and Soul Award, Headliner Award, Women in Communication Media Award, American Cancer Society Media Award and she was voted on of the 10 Most Outstanding Young Texans by the Jaycees.

Mouton is married to retired Air Force pilot Major Tony Mattox and they have one daughter.

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Leslie Mouton Shares Her Story
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Leslie Mouton appears on 'Oprah'
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TV anchor to keynote Baubles and Beads event - Daily Times ...

Mouton. Leslie Mouton, KSAT 12 news anchor and reporter, is also a cancer survivor. Mouton will speak at the annual Baubles and Beads luncheon and style  ...

San Antonio anchor Leslie Mouton parts ways with KSAT 12 after ...

MySA reached out to KSAT for more details on Mouton's departure. "I'm afraid all we have is Leslie's Facebook post. She resigned yesterday (Thursday)," KSAT 12  ...

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