Channel 2's own Monica Pearson was honored by the
city of Atlanta on Monday for her 37 years with WSB-TV.
Pearson announced this month she will be retiring from WSB-TV on July 25.
At Atlanta City Hall on Monday afternoon, City Councilman Michael Bond honored Pearson with a reception and proclamation for her years of service while working for WSB-TV.
"As the lead anchor at the city's No. 1 television station, Monica Pearson has been a trusted fixture in the community for almost 40 years,"
Pearson has received numerous awards and recognitions throughout her
career, including 30 Local and Southern Regional Emmy Awards. She was named Broadcaster of the Year at the DiGamma Kappa Broadcast Pioneer Award at the University of Georgia for the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications.
She has served on the Board of Directors of Kenny Leon's True Colors Theatre Company,
the High Museum, and the Alliance Theatre Company and financially supports those organizations, as well as The Metropolitan Atlanta United Way, the Northwest Georgia Girl Scout Council and the Azira Hill Talent Development Program of the Atlanta Symphony.