If you grew up in metro Atlanta or if you’ve lived here for any length of time, you likely know our new spokeswoman – Monica Kaufman Pearson! Over the span of 1975 to 2012, Monica Kaufman Pearson became THE undisputed face of Atlanta news. Well, Monica is going to be gracing WFMO with her presence at our Acworth location this Saturday, November 17th! Come by from 2:30PM to 6:30PM, meet Monica, and get a photo taken with a true Georgia icon!
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More About Monica Kaufman Pearson
Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Monica Pearson is an award-winning journalist. As an anchor for WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News for almost 37 years, Monica was both the first female and the first African-American news anchor in Atlanta. Many of us remember watching Monica deliver the news nearly every evening. We can practically still hear her voice delivering WSB-TV’s “Coverage You Can Count On” tagline!
Monica’s long career includes a staggering 33 Emmy Awards! Both the State of Georgia and the City of Atlanta have given Monica countless honors for her contributions. That doesn’t even count her honorary doctorates from American Bible University, Clark Atlanta University, Oglethorpe University and Young Harris College! Since retirement, she’s finished her M.A. in Journalism from the University of Georgia as well. She’s also become a prominent guest lecturer at multiple Georgia universities.
On top of her legacy as a TV anchor, Monica is also a proud wife and mother. Retirement has allowed her to refocus on her family and on the issues that are truly important to her. As a two-time survivor of both breast and liver cancer, Monica is passionate about cancer research. As a result, she supports many charities, fundraisers, and organizations that address cancer and many other concerns important to Atlantans. Read even more about Monica’s amazing journey at her official WSB-TV bio here!