Mauricio Casillas

Mauricio Casillas

Mauricio Casillas was born and raised in El Paso, and is extremely happy to be starting his career in the borderland.

Mauricio is the anchor for Good Morning El Paso Weekend, and a reporter throughout the week. He began his career as the station's first ever Traffic Track reporter, and also worked as an overnight reporter.

He knew he wanted to pursue journalism after joining the newspaper staff at Franklin High School. Mauricio is an Arizona State University alumnus. He graduated with his bachelor's in journalism and a master's in mass communication.

Throughout his time at ASU, Mauricio filmed and edited four documentaries. Topics ranged from life on the Arizona/Mexico border to following the first season of Arizona State's Division I hockey team. Mauricio says his proudest moment as a journalist was getting to cover Pope Francis' visit to the borderland, while he was a senior in college.

Mauricio is a die-hard fan of Dallas sports teams and the Arizona State Sun Devils. In his free time, he enjoys watching movies and playing soccer.

You can catch Mauricio bright and early on Good Morning El Paso, Monday through Friday.