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Monica Kaufman Pearson Earns Master's Degree

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Award-winning journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson will be among the 1,380 students eligible to walk at the University of Georgia’s summer Commencement ceremony Aug. 1. Pearson retired from WSB-TV in 2012 after decades in front of the camera and enrolled in a master’s program in UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. Pearson, who has won more than 30 local and regional Emmy Awards, wanted to teach journalism to college students, but first she had to become one herself and earn a master’s degree. “After 37 years working at (WSB-TV) and 45 years in the business, it would have been a shame to take everything I had learned to the grave,” Pearson said. “It was so important to share what I’ve learned in the business with young people. I wanted to share information, but I also wanted to leave my legacy.”