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Catherine Anaya

Connecting with Catherine Anaya

Fall is officially here, and I hope you are as excited for a new season of “Horizonte” as I am.

Some of you may know I anchored the news at the NBC station in Phoenix for much of the 1990s. I left to anchor in Los Angeles for four years before returning to the Valley in 2003 to anchor at CBS 5 News.

Shortly after, I was promoted to co-anchor the main evening newscasts, becoming the first Latina to anchor a main evening newscast in Phoenix since Linda Alvarez in the 1980s (Linda and I worked at the same station together in L.A. and anchored together many times).

I understood the magnitude of my new role and the responsibility that came with it. I embraced it. I welcomed the opportunity to use my platform to shine a light on our rich Latino culture and community.

I’m proud of the stories I was able to share, the people whose voices I was able to help amplify, the organizations I was able to help elevate, and the businesses I was able to help celebrate. It is what I’ve missed most since leaving traditional news in 2015, and it’s what I love most about hosting “Horizonte.”

As we continue celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month, you can count on “Horizonte” for thoughtful discussions about issues of importance to the fabric of our community and topics that celebrate people and organizations that exemplify Latino excellence.

We’ll introduce you to an ASU student who is advocating for more Hispanic and Latino representation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). You’ll learn how he’s building a community of role models and mentors to support Latino undergrads while inspiring younger students to explore a future in STEM.

Plus, we’ll talk to an expert about Latino youth and mental health. You’ll find out why historically Latinos have faced additional barriers when seeking mental health services and how we can become more aware and supportive of our child or teen’s mental health.

Look for those episodes and so much more when we kick off a new season of “Horizonte” on Saturday, September 30 at 6 p.m.

I can’t wait!

Until next month,


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‘Horizonte’ examines issues of particular interest to Arizona’s Hispanic community. Your host Catherine Anaya tackles subjects from public policy to education to the arts. ‘Horizonte’ airs on Saturdays at 6 p.m. following PBS News Weekend. You can also stream past broadcasts below.

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