Emcee /Speaker

Catherine’s extraordinary talent will leave your group fired up, pushing them to new heights

Catherine draws from her vast experience as a TV news anchor, mom, businesswoman, and community volunteer to deliver professionalism as an emcee and moderator. As a speaker, she also delivers inspiring messages. She has motivated students, businesswomen and various corporate employees with her keynote and inspiring speeches. In her 30 years as a broadcast journalist, Catherine has emceed events for Governors, moderated Mayoral debates, delivered the convocation address to graduates of the Arizona State University Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication and she’s even co-hosted a post presidential debate with the legendary Walter Cronkite.


“You were excellent! I had the chance to personally work with Katie Couric on an event a few years ago, she was the emcee. You and her are in the same caliber. I love working with professionals like you cause you know just how to add personality and life to the script. You add charm to the event that otherwise gets lost”

Dara Gibson - Tempe Coalition Coordinator

“We found ourselves very attentive, learning some important life and business lessons from her… her message resonates with men as well as women, across all ages and corporate titles. I could not recommend her more strongly.”

Gil Valadez - Prudential Insurance Company of America

“Catherine knows how to connect to her audience and uses relevant and powerful content. Combining her wealth of professional experiences in journalism with personal anecdotes, Catherine is a fantastic motivational speaker. She is the real deal.”

Sheri Siwek - AZ Interscholastic Press Assoc. Summer Workshop Director

"The Phoenix Writers Network thanks you for inspiring us to boldly follow our dreams! What a great presentation. Empowering, genuine, and filled with great take-aways. Everyone is buzzing about it."

Susan Pohlman, Writer, Editor, Writing Coach, and Founder of The Phoenix Writers Network

Catherine has served as a Featured Speaker

  • RECREATE Action Tank, 2021
  • Influence & Be Influenced Fall Fashion Kick-off, 2019
  • #PRpose PR Workshop, 2019
  • A candlelight vigil in remembrance of Audrey and Ariah, 2017
  • ICE(International Cruise & Excursions, Inc.) Women on Their Way (WOW) Retreat, 2017
  • Tempe Chamber Women in Business Conference, 2016
  • Platform Scottsdale ‘Drive your Dream’ Signature Event, 2015
  • Arizona State University Hispanic Business Students Association Academic 4.0 Luncheon, 2013
  • The Phoenix College Dare 2 Dream Youth Leadership Conference (2014, 2012)
  • Ambassadors of Compassion Leadership Conference, 2012


  • Better Business Bureau Torch Awards, 2021, 2019, 2018
  • Phoenix Children’s Hospital  – Arrowhead Campus groundbreaking, 2021
  • Kids in Focus Noche para los Niños, 2021
  • Virtual Tea with Dr. Foster, Arizona Burn Foundation, 2021
  • KNOW Book 2021 Launches
  • Mercy Care Rise Awards, 2021
  • Free Arts Art in Action Virtual Event, 2021
  • Mercy Honors ReMEMBER Kate Awards, 2021
  • Ryan House Virtual Community Breakfast, 2021
  • Veterans Association of Real Estate Professionals Golf Tournament, 2021
  • ALS Bite Nite, 2020 – 2021
  • Arizona Burn Foundation Holiday Festival of Trees Gala, 2020
  • Spirit of AZCEND virtual Gala, 2020
  • St. Jude Evening in the Desert Virtual Gala, 2020
  • Walk to Defeat ALS, (2019, 2013)
  • Circle the City Healing Homelessness Together Breakfast, 2019
  • KNOW Summit, 2019
  • Tolleson Mayor Anna Tovar’s State of the City Address, 2019
  • My Home Group Awards Ceremony, 2019
  • Video conversation with Mountainside Fitness founder Tom Hatten about his book, ‘Dream On’, 2018
  • Stepping Stones of Hope Gala, 2018
  • MASKer Aide Ball, 2018
  • Ellevate Network, Phoenix Amazing Women: Coach Charli Turner Thorne – Building a Winning Team On and Off the Court, 2018
  • First Things First Early Childhood Summit, (2019, 2018)
  • SRP PIC Phoenix Mayoral Candidate Conversation, 2018
  • Mercy Maricopa Integrated Care Mercy Honors Awards, (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • St. Jude Presents: A Night In Monte Carlo, 2018
  • I <3 NDP Breakfast, 2018
  • Make-A-Wish Arizona Wish Ball, (2019, 2018, 2017, 2013)
  • Art & Autos for ALS, 2019, 2018
  • United Cerebral Palsy of Central Arizona’s Champions of Life Night Gala, 2017
  • iGen: Turning Distress into Success Community Town Hall, 2017
  • Hon Kachina Awards, 2017