Virginia Prescott (left) and Monica Pearson at the GPB Atlanta studio.
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Virginia Prescott (left) and Monica Pearson at the GPB Atlanta studio.

Monica Pearson changed the face of local news in Atlanta in 1975 when she became the first woman and African-American to anchor the evening news on WSB-TV. Pearson went on to cover seven United States presidents, six Georgia governors and a state that nearly doubled in size during her years at the anchor desk. Pearson has told other peoples’ stories for nearly four decades. Today, we got to hear hers. Monica Pearson speaks with Virgina Prescott

 

The veteran journalist and Atlanta icon spoke candidly about her early life, career and what she's been up to in retirement.