Ursula Pari


Ursula Pari has been a staple of television news in Texas at KSAT 12 News since 1996 and a veteran of broadcast journalism for more than 30 years. 

The Louisiana native is a 1983 graduate of Louisiana State University's Manship School of Journalism, where she earned a bachelor's degree. 

Ursula's career has taken her from her Cajun hometown of Lafayette, Louisiana, to Portland, Maine, then back south to Texas, where she has remained happily in the warmth.

She is a regular contributor to KSAT 12 and anchors KSAT 12 News at Noon and the News at 5 weekdays. 

Ursula concentrates her reporting these days on medical breakthroughs and health advocacy. She has also reported on a wide variety of issues and personalities over the years, including interviews with Oprah Winfrey and former governors George Bush and Rick Perry.

Some of Ursula's favorite moments in bringing viewers important and interesting stories vary from a lion hunt in South Texas, an enlightening and rare view from the ground in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, to uncovering the lax prosecution of parents who allowed their child to starve to death.

Ursula is married to her high school crush Patrick MacLeod and has two beautiful children, Jackson and Georgia, as well as a dog named Swiffer.

She is a lifelong equestrian that started in the world of high school rodeos and is now firmly entrenched in San Antonio's first professional sport, polo.

Ursula spends her free time volunteering her talents for non-profit organizations, including but not limited to Aid the Silent, Rise Recovery, Hidden Springs Ranch, Casa, Roy Maas Youth Alternatives, and the Boys and Girls Clubs. 

She is also dedicated to the nearly 100-year-old San Antonio Polo Club for which she serves as 501(c)3 chairman, a non-profit corporation that promotes the preservation of the city's polo history and offers free and low-cost enriching equestrian experiences to children and adults, as well as fundraising opportunities for all charities in Bexar County through pro-am polo games held in the spring and fall.