Who is Monica Kaufman?
Monica Jones Kaufman Pearson is an African-American news anchor and journalist. Pearson’s career began in Louisville, Kentucky, where he worked as an anchor and reporter for WHAS-TV, as well as a reporter for the Louisville Times.
Pearson became the first female and African-American to anchor the evening news at WSB-TV in Atlanta, Georgia when she moved there in 1975.
How old is Monica Kaufman?
Kaufman is 74 years old as of 2021, she was born on October 20, 1947, in Louisville, Kentucky
Monica Kaufman Background
Family, Parents, Education
Monica grew up in Louisville, Kentucky, and went to Catholic school. Her mother, Hattie Wallace Jones Edmondson, was one of the Louisville Post Office’s first African-American female employees.
Pearson worked at a local black-owned radio station in high school, reading prayers and doing voiceovers for religious programming.
In 1965, she graduated from Presentation Academy. Pearson received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Louisville.
She also participated in a minority summer program at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. She earned a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication from the University of Georgia Grady College in 2014.
Monica Kaufman CBS46
Monica Kaufman has agreed to a two-year contract to host two shows at CBS46/WGCL-TV and Peachtree TV/WPCH-TV, both of which are now owned by Atlanta-based Gray Television. One of the shows will be an interview-themed series that will premiere in February 2022.
Erik Schrader, CBS46, and Peachtree TV General Manager said;
“Monica Kaufman Pearson isn’t just an Atlanta treasure, she’s a legend in journalism across the country. We’re very excited to welcome Monica into the CBS46 and Peachtree TV family and can’t wait to get started in February!”
Monica Kaufman Career
Pearson’s career began in Louisville, where she worked in public relations for Brown Forman Distilleries and as a reporter for the Louisville Times before joining WHAS-TV as an anchor and reporter.
Pearson worked at WSB-TV for 37 years after moving to Atlanta in 1975, and she was the station’s first female and African-American anchor.
On July 25, 2012, she announced her retirement from broadcasting, and Jovita Moore took her place. Pearson has been with KISS 104.1 FM since 2012, where she hosts her own weekly music and talk show on Sundays.
Pearson hosted “Closeups” for WSB-TV for twenty years and conducted over 170 celebrity interviews, many of which can still be seen on YouTube. She currently co-hosts Georgia Public Broadcasting’s A Seat at the Table.
Monica Kaufman Husband
Kaufman is married to her husband John. They live together in Ansley Park in Atlanta. She has one daughter, Claire Patrice Deveaux, and one step-son, John E. Pearson, II
Monica Kaufman’s Net Worth
Kaufman has an estimated net worth of $500k from her longtime journalism career