Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson Bio, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WSB-TV, Salary And Net worth

Monica Pearson
Monica Pearson

Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson Bio

Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson is an African-American journalist and news anchor who retired from broadcasting on July 25, 2012, with Jovita Moore taking her place. Since 2012, Pearson has been working with KISS 104.1 FM where she hosts her own weekly music and talk show on Sundays. She currently co-hosts A Seat at the Table on Georgia Public Broadcasting. Pearson currently hosts Monica Pearson One on One, a monthly interview program on Gray Television’s WPCH-TV.

Her career began in Louisville, Kentucky as an anchor and reporter for WHAS-TV. At the same time, she was also serving as a reporter for the Louisville Times. Monica moved to Atlanta, Georgia in 1975 and she became the first female and African-American to anchor the evening news at WSB-TV.

During her time as a news anchor, Pearson received over 33 Southern regional and local Emmy awards. After retiring in 2012, she was honored for her years of service to improving the lives of Georgia’s citizens on- and off-air by the U.S. House of Representatives

Pearson is a cancer survivor: in 1998 for breast cancer and again in 2015 for liver cancer. She made her diagnoses public in hopes that others would see the importance of yearly check-ups

Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson Age

Pearson is 75 years old as of the year 2022. She was born on October 20, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky. Additionally, she celebrates her birthday on 20 October every year and her zodiac sign is Libra.

Height

Pearson stands tall at an average height of 5 feet 3 inches (1.60 m). However, details regarding her other body measurements are currently not known publicly.

Family

Pearson was born in Louisville, Kentucky. She is the daughter of Hattie Wallace Jones Edmondson and the late Maurice Jones. Her mother worked at the Louisville Post Office and was one of their first African-American women employees.

Education

Monica attended Catholic school. While in high school, Pearson worked at the local black-owned radio stations where she read prayers and performed voiceovers for religious programming. She attended Presentation Academy and graduated in 1965. Pearson earned her B.A. in English at the University of Louisville. Pearson also attended a summer program for minorities at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. In 2014, Pearson graduated from the University of Georgia Grady College with a master’s degree in Mass Communication.

Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson Husband

Pearson is happily married to her lovely husband Ansley Park. The couple tied the knot in 2005 and together they have one daughter, Claire Patrice Deveaux, and one stepson, John E. Pearson, II. They reside in Atlanta.

Monica Pearson Salary

Jones earns an annual salary of $83,461 from her career as a host of her own weekly music and talk show on Sundays at KISS 104.1 FM.

Monica Pearson Net worth

Pearson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million as of 2023. Her main source of income is her successful career as a journalist and news anchor.