Education Experience Awards Guest Appearences

Leslie is an inspirational motivational speaker and has touched lives all across the country. Leslie is an anchor and reporter at KSAT-12 in San Antonio, Texas. She has covered many stories during her career, but in October 2000 she began reporting on the most important story of her life. Her own.

At the age of 35, she discovered a lump in her left breast during a monthly self-exam. That lump turned out to be cancer. Rather than hide and wallow in self-pity, she decided to confront her cancer with cameras close behind. Her entire battle, on tape, for the public to see. Surgery, chemotherapy, hair loss, radiation - a private battle - made public in hopes of helping other women.

She is a volunteer for American Cancer Society and a board member of WINGS, a non-profit group dedicated to providing care to women with breast cancer who don't have insurance. . Leslie's family, Air Force pilot, Major Tony "Maddog" Mattox, and daughter Nicole, have been, and continue to be, her strength and support through her battle with cancer.


University of Southwestern Louisiana (1988)
Bachelor in Communications and Broadcasting
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Noon/6pm Anchor KSAT-TV San Antonio, TX

Morning Anchor/Reporter KSAT-TV San Antonio, TX

6/11pm Anchor WOLO-TV Columbia, SC

AM/Noon Anchor KTVT-TV Dallas, TX

AM Anchor/Reporter KENS-TV San Antonio, TX

10pm Anchor KLST-TV San Angelo, TX

Anchor/Reporter KLAX-TV Alexandra, LA
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Associated Press (1995)
"The Haunted Tracks"

Associated Press (1999)
"What Every Mother Should Know"

Emmy Nomination (1999)
"What Every Mother Should Know"

Texas Jaycee's: 5 Most Outstanding Young Texans (2001)
Selected for raising awareness about breast cancer and the importance of self-exams.

Women in Communication: Media Award (2001)
"Leslie's Story: A Diary of Breast Cancer"

Congressional Families Action for Breast Cancer Awareness: Media Award (2001)
"Leslie's Story: A Diary of Breast Cancer"
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Good Morning America
Inside Edition
Oprah Winfery Show
Primetime Thursday, ABC News
Weekend Today Show
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