Originally posted on KFWB NEWS TALK 980:
WEST HILLS (CNS) – Mario Machado, who earned eight Emmy Awards as a newscaster and TV host in Los Angeles starting in the 1960s, died Friday, friends announced today. He was 78.
Machado, who played collegiate soccer, called soccer games on CBS and Spanish-language television, and helped found the AYSO soccer organization, was a strong voice for allowing girls to play in the childrens’ organization, which he helped found, a family friend said.
“Without Mario Machado’s strong voice, school girls today would not be playing AYSO soccer,” said Barbara Begyud.