Get to know more about our Arizona Daily Mix hosts!
About CATHERINE ANAYA
Catherine Anaya is a media personality and three-time Emmy Award-winning former television news anchor of more than 25 years, most recently at CBS 5 News in Phoenix. Prior to that she anchored in Los Angeles, Indiana and Texas.
She also hosts a radio/podcast show, is a motivational speaker, emcee, video storyteller, media trainer, award-winning columnist, blogger and owner of 4Hearts Media. The proud mom of two and wife has won numerous awards including 'Anchor of the Year' by the Arizona Associated Press Broadcasters Association. Her career highlights include interviewing President Obama at the White House and co-anchoring a post-presidential debate with the legendary Walter Cronkite.
Catherine is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and is a member of the board of directors for both the Arizona Latino Media Association and Make-A-Wish Arizona. She's won numerous awards and honors including being named an Arizona Latina Trailblazer in 2014.
Catherine is a USC alumna, USC mom and former USC Annenberg Alumni Ambassador. She is also the founder of the charitable group Sisterhood of Super Women and director of The Lats Legacy Foundation, which her children started in memory of their father. She is a spin instructor, retired marathon runner, mom to a beloved Ridgeback named Gunnar and a lover of red wine.
About DANIELLE WILLIAMS
Danielle Williams, "The Entertainment Diva," has worked in front of the camera and behind since 2000. She got her start in California after winning a radio contest. The contest gave Danielle the opportunity of a lifetime, as the on air radio personality of Entertainment news for station 102.5 KDON.
In 2008 Danielle started hosting the valley's only product advertisement show "Shop A to Z TV" on news channel 3. A year later she auditioned for the producers of THE GAME SHOW network. They were looking for a new face to be the guest co-host on their day time talk show GSN Live. Danielle won the producers over and was personally picked by the shows host Fred Roggin to be on the show. Danielle went to Los Angeles and made her national television debut on April 23, 2009.
Danielle volunteers in the community assisting non -profit organizations with ways to connect with the media through workshop and speaking engagements. Danielle also works as an advisory board member with the Scottsdale Philharmonic Symphony as their social media coordinator.
In addition to her current host role on AZ-TV, Danielle is a Traffic Anchor and Creative Content Producer at iHeartMedia Radio Phoenix. She also can be found performing as a stand-up comedian at local comedy venues.
About MONICA LINDSTROM
Monica Lindstrom is a legal commentator, adjunct professor, mediator and practicing attorney with her own successful practice. She has a diverse background that has provided her with the experience necessary to be uniquely qualified to comment on various topics and issues of the day.
In addition to her work on The Morning Scramble, Monica currently co-hosts The Agenda and is KTAR News’ and Arizona Sports' legal expert. She is an Ad Junct Professor at Arizona Summit Law School where she teaches mediation and advocacy and is involved in the mediation clinic.
She has provided legal analysis on several national networks including HLN (shows including News Now, Happening Now In America, HLN After Dark, Evening Express, Raising America, Nancy Grace, Jane Velez-Mitchell, Dr. Drew), ABC’s Good Morning America, Fox’s The O’Reilly Factor, Neil Cavuto’s Real World, Studio B with Shep Smith, and CNN’s Headline News.
Monica has maintained a successful, results driven practice in Arizona for over 17 years helping clients resolve their legal matters. She started as a criminal prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in Phoenix and has been a litigator in various areas including criminal defense, bankruptcy, administrative law, educational law, complex civil litigation, insurance, and civil law (with issues of real estate, landlord tenant, employment, discrimination, contract, and family). In all cases, including those she mediates, Monica helps clients understand what is really happening and what realistically can be done.
Monica received her Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and her Bachelor of Science from Northern Arizona University. Go Jacks! She is licensed to practice in Arizona and California, in both the state and federal courts. Monica is a member of the: Arizona State Bar, California State Bar, Scottsdale Bar Association, Maricopa County Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
About PAT McMAHON
If anyone ever told Pat McMahon "You simply can't do it all", Pat was clearly not listening. Pat's day includes his hour live on AZTV7/Cable 13each morning and his exciting new position as Director of Public Affairs for News 92.3 KTAR. But that's not all...there are the daily commentaries during "Arizona's Morning News", the weekly "McMahon Group" and "The God Show" (both Sundays).
His 30 years on the long-running, groundbreaking children's show Wallace and Ladmo are just part of Pat's remarkable resume', which includes acting, producing, writing and recording. Pat's professional and personal contributions have been richly rewarded with 7 Emmy awards, major national and international radio awards, numerous civic, educational and humanitarian awards.
The child who once traveled the world with his show-business family is now the holder of the Arizona Broadcasters Lifetime Achievement Award and his bronze likeness hangs alongside Hugh Downs and Leslie Nielsen in the rotunda of the Herberger Theater.
The local theater community has named the McMahons "The First Family of Arizona Entertainment" but Pat, no doubt, feels most comfortable simply being thought of as "Arizona's Own" on The Morning Scramble, weekdays from 8-9:30AM exclusively on AZTV7/Cable 13.
About ABRIELLE SWISHER
ASU alumni, executive producer for KFYI, former on-air talent for the KNIX Country House Party, when it comes to Abrielle Swisher the list of accomplishments is never-ending. Abrielle joins Arizona Daily Mix as the resident expert on fashion, fitness and anything that helps people look and feel their best. Abrielle started her professional life off with a bang, working in promotions for a large scale entertainment company. From there she moved into on-air roles in radio, and she currently co-hosts a program on KFYI, and also writes opinion pieces from time to time.
When she's not at the office, Abrielle runs her own lifestyle website, teeming with easy-to-follow tutorials on topics such as cooking, makeup and fitness. When she's not working, Abrielle enjoys exploring the great outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and traveling. And you can find her here, on Arizona Daily Mix.