Longtime Atlanta Anchor to Get Her Degree Today

After 37 years as the anchor of WSB in Atlanta, Monica Kaufman Pearson left the job two years ago.

Today, she will be one of the 1380 students to walk at the University of Georgia's summer Commencement ceremony.

Pearson retired from WSB 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. Like many nontraditional students who go back to school later in life, Pearson was seeking a change in direction.

Pearson 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."

H/T UGA Today