There's no place like home." For Patricia Maese the famous line from one of the most classic movies could not ring any more true. After leaving both El Paso and the news business, she is beyond thrilled to be back on the CBS4 anchor desk, covering stories that matter to the community she loves. It just feels like home.
Patty was born and raised in the El Paso-Juarez area. Her childhood roots trace back to Mexico where she lived for 12 years, before moving to El Paso. She says living on both sides of the border has made her truly bicultural. She speaks fluent Spanish, and can cook up a mean dish of chile rellenos.
Her broadcasting career began in radio with Sunny 99.9 while in college, also filling in for news with other radio stations in El Paso. She then transitioned to TV news both as producer and reporter, with the culmination of her broadcasting career as anchor for KFOX and KDBC.
Patty has covered a myriad of hard-hitting news and fun feature stories. She has sat down to interview presidential candidates, community leaders, crime victims and their families, celebrities, and people in the community who are making headlines. She has been recognized with various news awards, and was nominated for an Emmy for her investigative piece on the drug violence plaguing the border and the disappearance of hundreds of Juarez women.
Patty is a proud University of Texas at El Paso Miner, and holds a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in English, and master of business in management and leadership from Webster University. Patty is also a registered financial representative, and holds various investment licenses. She is currently enrolled in the Certificate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting program at Penn State.
When not on the anchor desk, you can usually find Patty swinging her racket on the tennis court, getting her workout in with CrossFit, or curled up with a good book. She is a proud mom, with her son, William, currently serving in the U.S. Air Force.
If you see her around town, don't hesitate to say hello -- this extrovert loves meeting new people. Email Patricia.