Leslie Mouton Biography
Leslie Mouton is a television news anchor and public speaker. She is well known as the weekday co-anchor of Good Morning San Antonio between 4:30 a.m-7: 00 am. for KSAT-TV news, the ABC affiliate in San Antonio, Texas. She has been a broadcast journalist since 1988 and has worked at KSAT since 1999.
Leslie Mouton Age
She was born in 1965, she is 54 to 55 years old as of 2019.
Leslie Mouton Family | Young
There is no information about Leslie’s family, she has not also shared about his early life and how he was raised up. she has also not shared about his parents and their occupation. There is also no information about her having siblings.
Leslie Mouton Married
Mouton is married to retired Air Force pilot Major Tony Mattox. The pair have one grown daughter Nicole Danielle Mattox.
Leslie Mouton Career
In October 2000, at the age of 35, Mouton was discovered with 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, Mouton anchored a newscast without her wig on in order to reveal the hair loss that had resulted from the treatment process. The resulting attention landed Mouton on Good Morning America, Weekend Today, and Oprah. Newspapers worldwide as well as television programs Inside Edition and Primetime featured stories about her struggle.Leslie Mouton
Mouton continued 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.
The book’s proceeds go to education and research for breast cancer. A PBS documentary on the book features Mouton and her family. 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 Jaycee’s Award for One of the 10 Most Outstanding Young Texans
Leslie Mouton Net Worth
Leslie estimated net worth is under review, there is no information about his net worth or salary but she is said to have been earning a huge salary from his work.
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Leslie Mouton Interview
Television news anchor Leslie Mouton was featured speaker at last week’s 15th annual “Baubles & Beads” Style Show and Luncheon, an annual event coordinated by the Executive Women’s Club in Kerrville.
The fundraising event raises money for programs benefiting cancer patients and the EWC’s scholarship program.
Lisa Winters from Peterson Health, introduced Mouton. The local hospital system was one of the sponsors of the 2016 fundraising event on Oct. 12, and Winters a co-chair.
Winters said in 2000, Mouton was 35 years old, a co-anchor on KSAT 12 News in San Antonio, and discovered in her monthly self-exam a small hard lump. Tests showed it was an aggressive form of breast cancer.
She chose to share her personal battle in a very public way, sharing her experiences at every stage with viewers. And ultimately, after she lost her hair from chemotherapy, she chose to anchor a newscast without her wig.
Her story made national news on television and in newspapers; and her story titled “Bless Me, Lord, and Bless My Bald Head, Too” became part of a book.
Mouton started her presentation by showing a video clip of the newscast she did without her wig.
“When I found that small hard ‘pebble,’ I thought, ‘I’m too young to start mammograms. No way, there’s no history.’ Did I mention it was a Friday the 13th?” Mouton told the sold-out audience.
She said she first was numb; and found a fear of this killing her television career.
“I thought this would taint me. But my agent said not to worry. But later I also asked, ‘What if I go public?’ And my agent said, ‘Think about it. That’s different.’”
Mouton said she realized each person wants to control everything, and this was one of those times when she had to decide to let go and let God take care of it.
“I had the opportunity to put a face on young women with cancer.”
She said when she announced on air she was battling breast cancer, she couldn’t have predicted the impact. Some responses surprised her, such as other young people saying she must have a history of breast cancer in her family, or did she do something wrong?
On the other hand, older women called her to say they were afraid to get checked and find out, so they weren’t getting checked; or they found lumps but didn’t get them checked right away.
“Schedule mammograms and do self-exams. That’s my main message. And my second big thing is, don’t be afraid of losing your hair. My oncologist said I would. I protested. But I found ‘any hair day’ is a good hair day. I got my wig two weeks to the day after my first chemo.”
Mouton said she finally decided she could control how her hair fell out, planning ahead to have her trusted hairdresser shave her head and make a family/friends occasion out of it.
“But at first I ignored my own daughter’s reactions and didn’t talk to her about it. She was only two and a half. She began having nightmares and not sleeping through the night,” Mouton said. “And it wasn’t until one night at bedtime prayers I knew I had made a mistake. She prayed her usual prayer and then added, ‘God bless Mommy’s boobie’.”
Mouton said she had a one-on-one talk with her child soon after. Her daughter’s reaction was, “Don’t worry. God will take care of you.” And the day Mouton had her head shaved, so did her husband; and the girl’s reaction was, “That was fun. Can we do it again?”
Mouton said she learned the patient has a treatment schedule and a plan, while the rest of the family may feel left out and scared.
She said her husband not only had his head shaved, but kept his bald head throughout her treatment.
“I screamed when I saw myself bald the first time. Then I was proud of it,” she said. “It’s also not fair, but my eyelashes fell out, too; and I learned about false ones.”
She said, “There are so many things to deal with when you have breast cancer and your hair should not be part of it.”
Finally, she said, she proposed doing an evening newscast bald, all 30 minutes of it, start to finish. She said when her producer picked himself up off the floor, he said okay.
She said the audience reaction the next day was, repeatedly, “Leslie is beautiful.”
That very public announcement led to national TV interviews elsewhere, newspaper stories, and invitations to speak to groups.
But she also realized she was experiencing some “survivors’ guilt” over friends, neighbors and strangers who didn’t make it.
Mouton said she learned it’s not about dying, it’s about life; that people have to unwrap the gift of “the present” every day they are alive, and be grateful for it.
“Mammograms! Self-exams! Thank you!” she told the crowd; and got a standing ovation.
The fundraising program continued with local models presenting fashions and accessories from more than a dozen shops, department stores and designers.
The models included a small group of Kerrville firefighters modeling men’s clothes; and a few children showing off outfits.
The clothing and accessories were from Belk’s, Perfect Surroundings, Sass & Class, NuAccents, Southwestern Elegance, Gifts, Etc. at Peterson hospital, Pirates & Pretties, Cabi, Maurice’s, Delores’ Unique Designs, Schreiner Goods, Tome, Celia’s Closet, and Golden Antler.
In the middle of the two-set style show, Pat Murray, Tim Rye and Jason Loftin from Peterson Health strolled the runway to show the new robes and capes being used by mammogram patients in Radiology at the Ambulatory Care Center, a project paid for by the EWC.
After the style show, the firefighters returned in signature pink t-shirts and their fire helmets to collect more donations to the EWC’s community projects, using decorated pink boots as containers.
There also were door prizes, raffle drawings and silent auction winners announced during the luncheon.
The final traditional ending for this annual event is the style show runway filled with local cancer survivors, after being presented with long-stemmed pink roses; and Mouton took her place among them, as the rest of the audience stood and applauded.
Adopted from: http://www.hccommunityjournal.com