WRAL executive producer/5 On Your Side 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 previously worked in Ft. Myers and Orlando Florida.
Awards & Recognition:
Monica has a regional Edward R. Murrow Award, seven Emmys and multiple nominations.
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 where she also serves as a Southeast Region Board Member; travel, ANYTHING at the beach, home projects, cooking, baking, and spending time with family and friends
Family:A fabulous husband, two beautiful daughters and two amazing sons-in-law.
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 our fabulous coast!
Most Memorable Assignments:
Working with local fire departments to burn down a house to show how closing bedrooms doors at night can save lives, 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.