Monica is a Chicago news anchor and reporter for WGN-TV and its 24-hour cable news affiliate, CLTV. Her reporting has spanned a vast array of topics, including live nationwide coverage of a U.S. Papal Visit, murder trials, and indictments of prominent Illinois politicians. In her work, she has crossed paths with celebrities and politicians including Oprah, David Letterman, and Mayors Rahm Emanuel and Richard M. Daley. Her coverage of the struggles of the disabled has most recently been recognized by a Media Excellence award which resulted in restored funding of social services to families of disabled children. In addition to WGN, Monica was the lead anchor for the top-rated NBC affiliate in Rockford, Illinois and an independent station in Milwaukee. On the lighter side, her story on raising miniature chickens as pets (for egg-laying benefits) inspired her to try it at her suburban townhome, only to end up with a somewhat noisy … pet rooster! Monica received her business degree from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.