Renowned Television Personality Monica Kaufman Pearson to Speak at CSU

COLUMBUS, Ga – Columbus State University’s Department of Communication will kick off its inaugural Speaker Series with Atlanta broadcast legend and award-winning journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson on Tuesday, September 16 at 7 p.m. in RiverCenter’s Studio Theatre.

“She is a news industry icon who uses her talents and success to enhance the quality of life in the community by engaging her viewers, readers, and listeners in all matters of civic life,” said communication professor Christopher McCollough.

Monica Pearson is a renowned Atlanta television personality with more than 45 years experience in radio, TV, and newspaper. After 37 years as a news anchor and reporter with WSB-TV Atlanta, Pearson retired in 2012. She now hosts a weekly radio show on KISS 104.1 FM, writes a column for Southern Seasons Magazine called  “Monica Matters,” continues her “Closeups” interviews for WSB-TV, and teaches at Atlanta Metropolitan State College.

Pearson will share her wealth of experience as a reporter and anchor, as a minority woman breaking into the news industry, and will speak to the public on the various ways they can use mass media to improve the quality of life in their communities and society, in general.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact the Department of Communication at (706)-507-8601.