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Best Local TV Anchor

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Best TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Readers
Fred Blankenship

Best TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2019
Type of Award » Poets, Artists & Madmen
Picked By » Critics
Fred Blankenship

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2017
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Russ Spencer

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2016
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Jovita Moore

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2015
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Jovita Moore

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2014
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Brenda Wood

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2013
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Russ Spencer

Best TV anchor send-off BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Monica Pearson
For nearly 40 years, Monica Pearson (formerly Kaufman) of WSB-TV has been considered the evening news anchor in Atlanta. There were others, yes, but none matched the Kentucky native's celebrity. After decades of reporting on such stories as the Atlanta child murders and the 1996 Olympics, the winnermore...
For nearly 40 years, Monica Pearson (formerly Kaufman) of WSB-TV has been considered the evening news anchor in Atlanta. There were others, yes, but none matched the Kentucky native's celebrity. After decades of reporting on such stories as the Atlanta child murders and the 1996 Olympics, the winner of multiple Emmy Awards and wearer of 1 million hairstyles called it a career. And Jesus, did WSB-TV celebrate. An in-studio meet-and-greet! A congressional commendation and City Hall reception and proclamation! A farewell ball! Radio interviews! And then ... tours of Monica's closets! Clips of Monica trying on boots! Shots of Monica hanging out by a lake at the home she shares with her husband. The heady hero worship was, for some reason, oddly mesmerizing once you got sucked in. less...

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2012
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Pearson

Local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2011
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Kauffman/Pearson

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2010
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Pearson

www.wsbtv.com


Runner-up: Brenda Wood


www.11alive.com

Best local TV anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2009
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Pearson, Channel 2/WSB-TV

www.wsbtv.com


Runner-up
Brenda Wood, Channel 11/WXIA
www.11alive.com


Best Local TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2008
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Pearson

Best Local TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Pearson

Timeless: Best TV News Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2007
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
Monica Pearson
TV news anchors aren’t reporters. They’re readers, tasked by TV stations with the job of lending authority and likability to the copy scrolling up their teleprompters. In Atlanta, no one does it better than MONICA PEARSON. Longtime Atlantans remember when she arrived in 1975 from Louisville,more...

TV news anchors aren’t reporters. They’re readers, tasked by TV stations with the job of lending authority and likability to the copy scrolling up their teleprompters. In Atlanta, no one does it better than MONICA PEARSON. Longtime Atlantans remember when she arrived in 1975 from Louisville, Ky., as Monica Kaufman to anchor the morning local-news breaks during “The Today Show.” Even then, it was obvious there was something about her that made you stop what you were doing to watch. Today, she’s a part of the fabric of the city. Pearson’s ace in the hole is her hard-to-categorize-yet-undeniable charisma. Maybe it’s her vaguely diva-esque bearing. Maybe it’s her adventurous hairstyle choices. We’re not sure what. All we know is that whatever “it” is, she has it.


www.wsbtv.com

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Best TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2006
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Kaufman
WSB/Channel 2 Weeknights, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. www.wsbtv.com

Best Local TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2005
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Kaufman
WSB/Channel 2 Weeknights, 5, 6 and 11 p.m. www.wsbtv.com

Best Local TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Readers
Monica Kaufman is the Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters and Oprah of Atlanta, all rolled into one head of hair. She's determined, dedicated and dependable. What she really is, is personable and credible and has been so for a long time, which counts where TV news comes into play as, again, the offeringsmore...
Monica Kaufman is the Walter Cronkite, Barbara Walters and Oprah of Atlanta, all rolled into one head of hair. She's determined, dedicated and dependable. What she really is, is personable and credible and has been so for a long time, which counts where TV news comes into play as, again, the offerings can be largely indistinguishable. less...

Best Local TV Anchor BOA Award Winner

Year » 2000
Type of Award » Cityscape
Picked By » Critics
As talking heads go, we've always been partial to David Byrne, but if we must go local, WSB's Carol Sbarge, found on the continuous CNN Headline News local updates, is a winner. Why? The best cheekbones in the business. Hate to be so superficial, but little else separates news readers. For the ladies,more...
As talking heads go, we've always been partial to David Byrne, but if we must go local, WSB's Carol Sbarge, found on the continuous CNN Headline News local updates, is a winner. Why? The best cheekbones in the business. Hate to be so superficial, but little else separates news readers. For the ladies, new WSB anchor Gulstan Dart is hunky, and the name is everything you'd want in an anchor. less...

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