Monica Kaufman Pearson
Monica Kaufman Pearson is the first woman and the first minority to anchor the daily evening news in Atlanta, where she worked for 37 years at WSB-TV. She’s won over 33 Southern Regional and local Emmy Awards for reporting, anchoring and her “Closeups” celebrity interview show.
The bipartisan Georgia delegation honored her in speeches on the U.S. House floor, when she retired in 2012. Since retiring, she writes a column, “Monica Matters” for Southern Seasons magazine and is a graduate student at the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.
She is a volunteer, a motivational speaker, a singer, the daughter of a 90-year-old, the wife of an assistant police chief, and the mother of a budding entrepreneur. She’s a graduate of the University of Louisville and is a native of Louisville, Ky.