Luxetips Events: A Salute To Monica Pearson: WSB-TV Anchor Retiring After
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Today is a melancholy day here in Atlanta. Monica Pearson, cherished WSB-TV Evening News Anchor, is retiring after being on air for 37 years. Tonight will be her very last broadcast. Wow. What a wonderful career.
I have been watching Monica since I was a little elementary age kid. She has always been a fixture in Atlanta and on television. I really hate to see her go. But Jovita Moore, her successor, will certainly do an excellent job and make Monica proud.
Last week, the Atlanta community paid tribute to Monica’s wonderful career and her dedication to community service in the Atlanta community. The event took place at the Fabulous Fox Theatre and included guests were: Robin Roberts from Good Morning America, Mayor Kasim Reed, Judge Glenn Hatchett, Ambassador Andrew Young, and a special video message from Oprah Winfrey.
Throughout the evening speakers Ambassador Andrew Young, Mayor Kasim Reed, Director, Kenny Leon, and WSB-TV’s John Pruitt, Jovita Moore and Justin Farmer all took to the stage singing Monica’s praises and bidding her the best of luck in her retirement. Station Director Marian Pittman and Tim McVay also a surprised Monica by donating $37,000 dollars to Meals on Wheels, one of her favorite charities, on her behalf.
Here are some pics:
Photos by: Dylan Dork