For nearly four decades, Monica Kaufman Pearson delivered the news to generations of Atlantans who watched her on WSB-TV. She made her own headlines two years ago when she was diagnosed and treated for liver cancer at Winship Cancer Institute. "I don't know why I got liver cancer, but I was in the right place at the right time with the right physicians to get me healthy again. That's why I come to Emory," says Pearson who also was treated at Winship 20 years ago for breast cancer.
Pearson now hosts a weekly TV show for Georgia Public Broadcasting called A Seat at the Table as well as a Sunday afternoon radio program. She also devotes her time to charity work. Last year, she served as emcee of the annual Friends of Winship fashion show. She's grateful for a clean bill of health: "I always say let your attitude be one of gratitude."
Monica Pearson with her surgical oncologist David Kooby, MD, who removed a cancerous tumor from her liver in January 2015.