Kathleen Mascareñas

bio_kathleenKathleen Mascareñas, co-host and executive producer of LaFusion TV, certainly has her own LaFlair! Never one to follow the conventional route, Kathleen’s passion for television and her culture led her to co-create LaFusion.

Kathleen is an Emmy Award winning journalist with 15 years of television experience. She started her broadcast career at KWES TV in Midland, Odessa in 1990. In 1998, KPNX Channel 12 in Phoenix hired Kathleen as a reporter. Shortly after, she began anchoring the weekend morning show. Kathleen pursued freelance opportunities in 2003, and landed a part-time “dream job” co-hosting a weekly sports show called “We’ve Got Your Game,” which aired on Phoenix’s NBC affiliate. Kathleen covered incredibly fun events such as three NBA All-Star Games and Muhammad Ali’s Celebrity Fight Night.

Her favorite moments on the job include interviews with President George H.W. Bush, President Bill Clinton, as well as sit-down interviews with Matthew McConaughey and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. Kathleen has also done talent work for select major corporations and field produced for many national television shows such as the CBS Early Show, The Food Network, America’s Most Wanted, Nightline and NBC Nightly News.

Kathleen was born and raised in New Mexico where her family roots can be traced back hundreds of years. She was raised in a family where her grandparents spoke only Spanish, yet they were multi-generational Americans. Kathleen is proud of her Hispanic heritage. Her passion for television and her culture led her to co-create LaFusion.