Estela Casas

Estela Casas (born 1961) was a news anchor in El Paso, Texas. She is best known for her health advocacy for cancer awareness. Casas is also part of the "longest running anchor team in El Paso television history."[1] Casas was inducted into the El Paso Women's Hall of Fame.[2]


Casas was born and raised in El Paso, Texas.[3] She attended Arizona State University, where she studied voice performance, and later received a bachelor's degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) in communications.[2]

In 1986, she was working at KDBC, where she "spearheaded the Texas Breast Cancer Screening Project."[4] Casas starting anchoring on KVIA-TV with Gary Warner in 1993.[1] Casas has publicly and candidly shared medical procedures she underwent, including having a mammogram on television in 1993,[4] and documenting her own experience with thyroid disease in 2010.[5]

On January 7, 2020, Estela Casas left KVIA for the UMC Foundation.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "History of KVIA". KVIA-TV. October 20, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  2. ^ a b Márquez, Marisa (May 1, 2013). "H.R. No. 1675". Texas House of Representatives. State of Texas. Retrieved December 19, 2015.
  3. ^ Berchelmann, III, David A. (2015). Legendary Locals of El Paso. Arcadia Publishing. p. 105. ISBN 9781439652466.
  4. ^ a b Hassler, Rick (October 10, 2011). "Estela Casas". El Paso Inc. Retrieved July 9, 2016.
  5. ^ "Estela Has Surgery, Documents Her Journey". El Paso Times. February 9, 2010. Retrieved July 9, 2016.