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 13 each 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.
Born in Oak Park and raised in Oak Brook, IL, Lisa moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 1986. Graduating with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Communications, Theater, Lisa graduated from ASU in 1988 and has been in the Arizona broadcast industry ever since. Prior to co-hosting, AZTV's, The Morning Scramble, Lisa was with Arizona Capitol Television (ACTV) and spent over 20 years in Valley radio.
Married to husband Michael Cipriano, Lisa is a breast cancer survivor and proud mother of triplets. She stays pretty busy but always has time for family and friends.
Lisa's activities include: Running ½ marathons, swimming with the kids, weight training, hiking, skiing (former instructor at Copper Mountain, Colorado & Sunrise Park Resort), and searching for a cure for Alopecia.
Famous sayings Lisa lives by...
"Work isn't work, if you love what you do." - James R. Schneider (her father)
"Always remember...Keep it light & entertaining." - James R. Schneider
Surround yourself with good people.
"Hope" does not disappoint.
A native of Cincinnati, Ohio who has lived in Arizona forty years, Tonya began her career in print journalism at the Prescott Courier and The Lake Havasu City Herald before stepping into the broadcast world of radio and television. She hosts the Alzheimer's Memory Walk yearly, is part of the elementary school Alzheimer's educational program, announces the Holiday Light Parade, is featured speaker at the Soroptimist International Women's Symposium and served as emcee for The Second Annual Sedona International Film Festival. Tonya recently received the Small Business Media Advocate of the Year Award.