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Mission Statement

For more than 35 years, viewers have relied on Arizona Horizon for in-depth coverage of issues of concern to Arizonans. From state politics to national news that impacts our state, Arizona Horizon has consistently provided unprecedented, insightful public affairs programming.

Unlike conventional newscasts, Arizona Horizon goes beyond headlines and sound bites. The program's format of pre-taped reports and studio discussion offers viewers an opportunity to explore all sides of each issue. Arizona Horizon reports examine a wide range of subjects including politics, consumer affairs, the environment, business, health concerns and social and legal issues.

While viewers remain our most important critics, Arizona PBS is proud of the many awards Arizona Horizon has received from such organizations as the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the American Bar Association, Associated Press Broadcasters Association of Arizona and the Arizona Press Club. And the Arizona Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has honored Arizona Horizon numerous times with The Governors' Award, its most prestigious Emmy.


Allysa Adams, Executive Producer
Allysa has been reporting and producing for television for more than 25 years. She’s worked as an on air reporter and producer for local television stations, national news outlets and various cable shows including CBS News, National Geographic TV and KNXV TV. In addition to overseeing Horizon and Horizonte Allysa also produces stories for both shows. She loves storytelling and talking to people across the state about the issues and stories that matter to them.
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Ted Simons, Host and Managing Editor
Emmy-winning host Ted Simons has worked in television and radio in the Phoenix area for more than 30 years. The long-time Valley journalist took over as the public affairs producer/reporter for Arizona Horizon at Arizona PBS in 2007. Prior to joining Arizona PBS, Simons hosted the afternoon drive news/talk show on KTAR radio, worked as news director/morning show host for KZON-FM and news/sports anchor/reporter at KPHO-TV. Simons was also sports director/anchor at KOFY-TV in San Francisco, Calif.
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Mike Sauceda, Senior Producer
Mike's voice may be as familiar as his work on Arizona Horizon. In addition to his full-time duties as a Arizona Horizon producer, Mike was a well-known news anchor on KTAR radio and he still anchors for Skyview Satellite radio. Mike has been with Arizona Horizon since 1990. He arrived with many years of local radio experience. In many ways, Mike represents the best in the classic (and disappearing) style of traditional reporter. He likes nothing better than digging and digging at a complex issue, then crafting it into a segment the community can understand and learn from. Mike is an Arizona native.
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