Executive producer/consumer reporter
Monica joined WRAL as 5 on Your Side reporter in 1994. She has also held positions as WRAL’s weekend morning anchor, weekend evening anchor, and executive producer. She also worked as an anchor/reporter in Ft. Myers, Fla., at WEVU-TV and then WINK-TV, and later at Orlando’s WCPX-TV(WKMG) and WESH-TV. She started her television career in 1984 at WCPX-TV as a news production assistant.
Awards & Recognition:
Monica has won six Emmys and has been nominated for several more. She also won a regional Edward R. Murrow Award from the Radio-Television News Directors Association for her work on a series of investigative segments exposing what happened to vehicles flooded during Hurricane Floyd.
Niscayuna, N.Y., but then lived throughout the U.S. and Europe
Bachelor of Arts in Radio & Television, 1987, University of Central Florida, Orlando, Fla.
Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Training assistance dogs for Canine Companions for Independence, Hospice of Wake County, travel, ANYTHING at the beach, home projects, cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends
A fabulous husband, two beautiful daughters, three dogs
Have PEP: Passion, Energy, Personality! And always be an EXCLAMATION point!
Likes Best About North Carolina:
Three hours to our majestic mountains, 2½ hours to the fabulous coast!
Most Memorable Assignments:
Hurricane Fran in Raleigh(after dozens of trees fell on MY home), Hurricane Andrew’s obliteration of Miami, Pope John Paul II's trip to Miami, going to the Bahamas to expose a vacation/travel scheme, the Unclaimed Baggage center in Alabama, the BMW Driving School in Greenville, SC, and Grape Expectations—a documentary about North Carolina’s wine industry.