COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A well-known TV personality in Georgia spoke to students at Columbus State University Tuesday, Sept. 16.
Award-winning journalist Monica Kaufman Pearson kicked off the university's speaker series in the RiverCenter's studio theatre.
"I just feel like I had a great career for a reason and it wasn't just for me to be successful. It was for me to take that success and help other people become successful. And all of my mentees, I tell them all the same thing...What I am doing for you, you've got to do for somebody else. You can't break the chain. Some people say it's paying forward, no, it's just paying," says Pearson.
Pearson has more than four decades in experience in radio, television and newspaper. She most recently retired from her on-air job at WSB in Atlanta.
She spoke about her triumphs of breaking into the news industry as a minority woman and talking with guests about the impact of the media.